Verizon's Droid is going to be $199 after $100 rebate, not $99.
I ported over my wifes and my numbers from Verizon last week. She got the Pre, I got the Hero.
I just bought the Hero last week for $179 (after rebates etc), and really like the phone.
Hearing that verizon was releasing the hero on Nov 6th for $99 I called Sprint for some type of compensation in the difference.
Sprint told me to return the phone as there was nothing they could do to compensate for the difference.
Wow, looks like back to verizon I go.
Verizon's Droid is going to be $199 after $100 rebate, not $99.
I believe Jackle is referring to the Droid Eris (Sprint Hero) which indeed will be $99. However my question to Jackle is when you switched to Sprint was it cheaper then the comparable Verizon plan? For many people Sprint tends to be quite a bit cheaper then Verizon so while a person might have paid $80 extra for the hero they will most likely save enough money monthly on a Sprint calling plan to make up the difference in just a few months. My advice to you is to run the numbers on what you will pay Sprint over the next two years and what you will pay Verizon over the next two years. If Sprint is cheaper by at least $80 over two years then how does it save you money to switch back?
Yes I am referring to the Eris which is $99. Verizon is a little more money. I would not have unlimited data, but the plan at comparable minutes and 5gb is about the same, maybe $5-10 more a month. I have had Verizon for 10 years, so I already know they have the upper hand with network coverage.
I still have a week to hold off to see if verizon comes out with any new plans to make it cheaper. I don't see how Sprint will be able to keep selling the hero for more money when it is available on verizon.
I was shocked they were not willing to compensate me for the difference. I would have been happy with a "we can't give you money because we are contracted to sell the phone at that price, but we can take $20 off your bill each month for 4 months to make up the difference" But to hear them to tell me to port both numbers back to Verizon, I was surprised to hear. I mean $80 is $80 for the same phone being sold within 30 days of each other.
Well I agree with you that Sprint should have found a way to knock off $80 and I suspect that the Hero will take a price drop shortly after the Eris is out. I would point out that if the calling plans end up being $10 a month cheaper then you would saving $240 on a two year contract minus the $80 difference still gives you an extra $160 in your pocket. In the end you have to do what works the best for you. I hope you find a resolution that you are happy with.
So you'd rather pay $240 more for a plan rather than pay $80 more for a phone? Hrm...
Also, what plan did YOU have on Verizon, because the closest comparable plan to the $129.99 on Sprint is $180/month on big red.
Jackie..bye! for a $80 difference (one timechg) go pay more @ Verizon! People must really be hard up on their money. Or else they would have never bought something they can't afford!
I wonder how mnay of you "broke" people tske this attitude with many of the MORE important companies you HAVE to give your money to. Insurances, Mortgage, Notes, Electricity, Gas.
Too many people are living a lifestyle they can't afford. Oh you know what? Most customers CAN afford it, but the brick heads always say it's about the principal. They think they deserve something CHEAPER. even if it's a one time charge. People never look @ the long run.
Figured I would get something like that here on these boards. It wasn't the "bye" that hurt, it was the "!" at the end, that cuts deep.
I wasn't bagging on Sprint service, I was astonished they would rather me take my $130 a month and leave sprint, rather than compensate me a large drop in price. I am the consumer, and yes I want the best deal.
Didn't want to start any kind of debate here. And yes I understand that the cost savings still adds up over 2 years, but that is $80 of cost savings immediately gone.
I also wonder what hero is going to get 2.0 first.
Last edited by larryt510; 10-30-2009 at 12:33 PM. Reason: Removed insult
You are paying the exact same price.Originally Posted by Jackle
Cheaper service, less subsidy
Expensive service, more subsidy.
You logic doesn't make too much sense, that's what everyone here says. And Sprint knows that clearly. Yeah, Verizon has it cheaper for phone, but Sprint knows that Verizon has high price for plan, that's why they don't want to do anything about the phone price. You should be either more patient and try to find a friendly rep to match price for you or find some other carriers with comparable plan/rate with lower phone price to be more convincing.Originally Posted by Jackle
Last edited by larryt510; 10-30-2009 at 12:34 PM. Reason: Removed insult from quoted post
Free After Mail In Rebate
A difference of $80 in upfront price seems like little to complain about given the difference in plan costs.
Now if you were talking about the TP2, with its $150-250 price difference (depending on whether you can get the rebate), I'd be a bit more sympathetic.
Sprint (family plan): Epic (me)|iPhone 5 (spouse)|iPhone 4S (kid1)|SGS II/E4G Touch (kid2)|LG Optimus S (backup line)
ATTM (work): Nokia 6350
ATTM PayGo: Nokia N95-3
It's also a little hard to price match a phone that is not released to the market yet. The majority of the reps have no way of knowing if the Verizon Eris has the same specs as the Sprint Hero.
Verizon doesn't even have the phone listed on their site.
best buy has a 50 rebate until 11/2 make it 129. all there rebates are instant. find a buddy with a sprint phone and swap esn send back the hero and goto best buy. after the gas and time on the phone and in best buy, id rather be at home watching rugby. your call.
Yeah this thread represents a failure of math. You'll likely end up spending around $80 more per month with Verizon.
The pricing for the Droid Eris hasn't even been announced. You expected Sprint to give you a price cut based on rumor and now you're preparing to lose an incredible amount of money on a monthly basis because your cunning little plan didn't work out?
Sprint could have the Droid priced at $479 (no subsidy!) while Verizon was offering it for free and Sprint would still be the better deal.
Are you going back to the BigRed? The plans on Verizon are way more expensive. What was your reasoning to switch to sprint in the first place?Originally Posted by Jackle
Hope you are able to find a solution to your issue. It might be worth another call to the Customer Service..