05-27-2011 12:25 PM
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  1. Vallos's Avatar
    Just go here: Set Your Location, then go to details.
    05-26-2011 09:40 AM
  2. Gungzwei's Avatar
    LOL

    I just went to the VZW web page to look at the specs etc.. I cant find the trophy under "Windows Phone" only shows the fathom and imagio. I had to go to "HTC" to find the phone :(

    effn verizon..
    I found that to be quite annoying, too. I had to click through "smartphones".

    At least it's part of the scrolling splash on the verizonwireless home page.
    05-26-2011 09:45 AM
  3. Tjarren's Avatar
    Ouch. Definitely be waiting for one on ebay/CL...

    Not worth $409 to run out my existing few months of contract... :( its not all bad.. the Samsung Focus is keeping me rolling with WP7 :)

    K'mon MANGO !
    Yeah, after all of this waiting I'm really torn on the pricing. If people start putting them up on CL or ebay for $200-250 in the next week or so, it may be worth holding out. That's wishful thinking, though, isn't it ... ? :dry
    05-26-2011 11:07 AM
  4. Scout_313's Avatar
    I paid full retail for my Trophy even though my upgrade date is in July. I've been looking to get out of the iTunes ecosystem and really liked the UI of the demo unit I played with at the Verizon store. I figured I would save my upgrade for the next generation devices.
    05-26-2011 11:35 AM
  5. Gungzwei's Avatar
    LOL

    I just went to the VZW web page to look at the specs etc.. I cant find the trophy under "Windows Phone" only shows the fathom and imagio. I had to go to "HTC" to find the phone :(

    effn verizon..
    I found that to be quite annoying, too. I had to click through "smartphones".

    At least it's part of the scrolling splash on the verizonwireless home page.
    They moved it under "Windows Phone", now.
    05-26-2011 11:59 AM
  6. bc3tech's Avatar
    i'd really like to buy full retail so i can get a "good" WP7 device. now my noob question. what is this "CL" people keep referring to? :)

    Amazon has the phone for $499 right now, obviously NOT the place to get it if you're interested. And last i saw, bestbuy.com showed $599.99 - wtf
    05-26-2011 12:00 PM
  7. Vallos's Avatar
    "CL" stands for Criag's List.
    05-26-2011 12:06 PM
  8. bc3tech's Avatar
    "CL" stands for Criag's List.
    wow. who feels like an *****? this guy.
    05-26-2011 12:20 PM
  9. bc3tech's Avatar
    i'm completely stumped.

    BestBuy.com shows retail price at $599.99 - holy ****! I called cust service and they didn't say it was a mistake.
    Likewise, Amazon.com shows $499.99.

    What gives w/ the large deviations from VZWs $429.99 pricing?????
    05-26-2011 02:28 PM
  10. Scout_313's Avatar
    i'm completely stumped.

    BestBuy.com shows retail price at $599.99 - holy ****! I called cust service and they didn't say it was a mistake.
    Likewise, Amazon.com shows $499.99.

    What gives w/ the large deviations from VZWs $429.99 pricing?????
    I think 3rd party resellers make most of their money selling contracts so they tend to bend you over if you want to buy a phone at full retail price.
    05-26-2011 02:34 PM
  11. bc3tech's Avatar
    jackpot

    i found a best buy here in the twin cities that will "instant ship" one to me, i have option for overnight shipping.

    This was the only store thus far to offer me the option so i told her to triple-check that she can do it, since they're about 25min away from me. she did and came back with "yup i have 32 in my warehouse, that's the good news. the bad news is that means we've sold 150 of them just today so this thing is HOT" :)

    **** YEAH.
    05-26-2011 02:51 PM
  12. starblade876's Avatar
    Speaking of Best Buy, I was going to suggest, even though I'm disappointed in how some of the stores are handling WinPhones (i.e., many reps are not trying to sell them), the "Buy Back" program they have might be something some of you might want to look at. If you use your upgrade through them, the "Buy Back" price they'll give when you return will be the retail price ($599.99), not the upgrade price ($149.99). Meaning, if a new phone comes to Verizon in the next six months (I wouldn't hold my breath :P), you could trade in $300 (or, rather, $240 since I believe it costs $60 for the program) towards the new phone.
    05-26-2011 06:27 PM
  13. bc3tech's Avatar
    i just bought mine at best buy tonight, the sales rep gave me some good advice:
    the contract price is always a better deal, because the termination fee they charge is pro-rated on your account. which means, buy at $150 today, term fee of $350. you cancel in a year, your term fee is $175, meaning your phone cost you $325; cheaper than the $400+ you'd pay straight out. So unless you plan on cancelling your contract REALLY soon after buying it, go contract.

    Also as a side note, the best buy rep i dealt with not only price matched my VZW loyalty discount ($30), but was also rocking a Samsung Focus :)

    Best Buy, Burnsville, MN - HIGHLY recommended.
    05-26-2011 09:15 PM
  14. thed's Avatar
    i just bought mine at best buy tonight, the sales rep gave me some good advice:
    the contract price is always a better deal, because the termination fee they charge is pro-rated on your account. which means, buy at $150 today, term fee of $350. you cancel in a year, your term fee is $175, meaning your phone cost you $325; cheaper than the $400+ you'd pay straight out.
    I thought the ETF was $350 minus $10 for every month. So if you cancel after a year then its 350 - (10 * 12) = $230 for a total cost of $380. Still, that IS cheaper than full price, so point taken.
    05-26-2011 11:23 PM
  15. Tjarren's Avatar
    i just bought mine at best buy tonight, the sales rep gave me some good advice:
    the contract price is always a better deal, because the termination fee they charge is pro-rated on your account. which means, buy at $150 today, term fee of $350. you cancel in a year, your term fee is $175, meaning your phone cost you $325; cheaper than the $400+ you'd pay straight out. So unless you plan on cancelling your contract REALLY soon after buying it, go contract.

    Also as a side note, the best buy rep i dealt with not only price matched my VZW loyalty discount ($30), but was also rocking a Samsung Focus :)

    Best Buy, Burnsville, MN - HIGHLY recommended.
    I'd agree ... if this were a newer phone. I'd rather save the contract upgrade for a better device coming either late this year or early next. I wouldn't want the Trophy for 2 years when its not even the best WP device out right now ...
    05-27-2011 01:02 AM
  16. thed's Avatar
    The past few days I've been debating whether I want to renew my contract for this phone. I was leaning toward waiting and trying to get one for cheap off contract, but now I think the Amazon deal is too good to pass up. $99 for the Trophy + a $25 Amazon gift card is pretty great. I'll be taking that deal as soon as it starts on Monday.

    In about a year if there's a new phone I really want I'll see if I can pick up that one used on Ebay. Since I'll already have a WP7 at that point I won't be itching to upgrade like I am now and I'll be more willing to wait. As it is, I don't think I wanna wait anymore to try to get one cheap on Ebay.
    05-27-2011 08:22 AM
  17. Adiliyo's Avatar
    That's a pretty good deal, for me though the only way I'd bite on a contract is if it was free...

    And that's 100% due to Verizon, not the phone itself.
    05-27-2011 12:25 PM
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