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  1. palandri's Avatar
    NewEgg has an unlocked GSM HTC 7 Trophy for $274.99. It's from Germany, and the literature and CD are in German. It was easy to switch it to English. It's replacing my Treo Pro work phone.

    So far I am happy with it.
    08-25-2011 01:03 PM
  2. Guidos Dad's Avatar
    I'm a PRe+ user currently on Verizon on contract till around next May I think and wanted to try the Trophy out to try out WP7 so was thinking of trying to pick one up off of ebay If I could get it for maybe 1/2 the verizon cost. That way get a good feel for WP7 until my contract is up. At that time make a decision if I stick with verizon or maybe go with AT&T to get a better selection of WP7 devices if verizon has gotten into them more by then.

    My question here is I looked on ebay and the verizon Trophys listed they all advertize 8GB memory. What's the deal with these phones with only 8 when the verizon website says it has 16? Thought maybe you more smartphone hardware savy people here could help me out.
    08-30-2011 09:20 PM
  3. Raptor007's Avatar
    I do see some listed with 8GB and some with 16GB. Not really sure why that is, are they perhaps copy/paste info from a different phone in error.

    I got mine today after returning my BB9930, which I will say is a pretty nice phone yet I quickly realized that the KB is just too small for me. I did find the KB on the Trophy to be pretty quick, responsive and easy to use. Waiting on screen protectors and my case to arrive. I was able to get it for $49.99 plus tax and of course the $35 return fee for the BB. I think once I get Mango on it I will be pretty happy and could find myself staying with WP7P for a while.

    On a side note I have owned in the last 16 months 6 Android Phones, iPhone 4 and now a WP7P needless to say I like my mobile tech.
    08-30-2011 09:36 PM
  4. lmatt05's Avatar
    I just got mine today from ebay. I was a little worried about getting it from there but everything seems fine so far. It's new which i was surprised by that.

    Really impressed with the phone so far. I really like how you can separate your contacts from facebook but still have facebook connected to the phone. Hated syncing that on android and on BB
    09-22-2011 05:13 PM
  5. joemd60's Avatar
    Bought it online for $70 on an upgrade. It fits my needs,not a lot of pointless apps,small and pocket friendly.
    I am impressed with the Trophy, and so far I am happy with it. :-)
    09-27-2011 04:18 PM
  6. ar_garza's Avatar
    I ordered mine on Saturday for $50 on the Verizon site. I was trying to hold out for the next wave of phones but for $50 I couldn't pass it up.
    09-27-2011 06:13 PM
  7. AdamJP's Avatar
    I got mine from Vodafone UK free on a 30 a month, 18 month Contract.
    10-04-2011 07:29 PM
  8. narrow-minded's Avatar
    I got mine a couple days ago from Best Buy for $50. I love it so far.

    The rep said, "Oh, this is a Windows Phone! This is the first time I've ever sold one of these..."

    I'm proud to have been his first WP7 customer.

    I took the phone home and immediately got Mango installed on it, and I absolutely love it so far. :-)
    10-05-2011 01:15 PM
  9. jdd77's Avatar
    I'm probably the only person in the world who bought the Htc Trophy without the slightest idea that Microsoft even made cell phones. Here's how:
    For some odd reason I upgraded over the phone with Verizon. They told me my options and I didn't want anything by Motorola, and I've seen the LG and samsungs before and didn't want them either. I briefly used a Thunderbolt for a very short time and thought that HTC made nice products. ..so I chose the HTC trophy because the size and specs sounded nice, plus it was HTC. ....but BOY, WAS I IN FOR A SURPRISE!!!.. When the Trophy arrived at my doorstep, and after opening the package, I immediately noticed the array of red tiles on the phone in the picture on the box. When I started setting up the phone and using it, forgive me but I honestly was in complete shock. I was like- What planet did this thing come from?!?! And although the phone and UI is very slick and intuitive, I hate to say I never woulda picked it if I was at the Verizon store. Again its a very nice phone and OS but Im really trying to get used to this unexpected interface. Its definitely somethin' different though. ..oh and it was $150 after mail-in rebate.
    Last edited by jdd77; 10-18-2011 at 03:06 AM.
    10-18-2011 01:05 AM
  10. JohnC#WP's Avatar
    After buying mine from ebay ($200), a friend (avaible for upgrade) bought one from the local VZW store. They were not very helpful and told him he was making a mistake. I could not believe they tried so hard to talk him out of this phone. It's stores like that are keeping sales of this phone down.
    12-01-2011 01:17 PM
  11. jdballard's Avatar
    Bought mine on eBay for $200 so I could "save" my 2 year upgrade should there be a nice new phone in the next year.
    12-05-2011 04:42 PM
  12. CHIP72's Avatar
    I know you guys have stories lets hear them. Where and how did you get your Verizon Trophy? Think you got a good deal tell us what you paid and how you got that great deal.

    Dave
    I ordered mine on-line from Verizon Wireless; the cost was $29.99 plus taxes/line activation. I ordered late at night on 12/6/11 and received it on 12/8/11.
    12-12-2011 02:07 PM
  13. tampacoder's Avatar
    Bought mine on eBay for $200 so I could "save" my 2 year upgrade should there be a nice new phone in the next year.
    Yip. This is exactly what I did. Mine was pretty much new. Not sure if yours was the same. Actually, I did have a TITAN; but I couldn't put up with the poor signal from AT&T. I have been a long time Verizon customer and just switch to AT&T just to buy that phone. Well, the phone is awesome; but the service sucks (for me at least). So, I won a bit for $202 on eBay and will be porting back to big red.

    Next year, maybe summer, I'll load up on a new LTE device with a large screen and then I'll feel at home.
    12-19-2011 09:29 PM
  14. BigCTM's Avatar
    Picked up a second Trophy today on Craigslist for 110.00. The phone is basically new with no scratches at all. Some people have no idea that they could easily sell it for more than that.
    12-27-2011 07:03 PM
  15. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    I just got mine for $30 from Verizon's website (I'll get the $25 gift card, though). I know, I know. I used my upgrade on the Trophy. However, my mom said she'd upgrade to the phone I want (as long as I pay) and we could simply switch them out. :)

    I talked to a rep on the phone and she was very supportive of the Trophy. I think she really just wanted to make a sale, though. I also chatted online with a rep and I think she was really just polling me about the phone (eg: why I chose it).
    12-27-2011 08:24 PM
  16. mhans311's Avatar
    I just ordered mine from vverizon today for $30. At first I wanted to use my upgrade on the nexus or the rezound, but I just couldn't resist the chance to give WP a try. Plus, I can't afford to shell out $300 for a new phone. Can't beat $30 for a really nice phone like the trophy.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    12-27-2011 10:24 PM
  17. gkrew's Avatar
    I got my HTC Trophy from Wirefly.com in July for $29.99 + tax with Free Shipping. Verizon website was selling it for $149 and local stores did not have any in stock or any accessories. I was holding out for Verizon to get WP7 and I am glad I waited.
    01-06-2012 02:04 PM
  18. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I got one of the better deals. My TP2 had a cracked display(this was back in June on Trophy release) but, they had no more, I waited for them to get the trophy, So, I got my Trophy paying just my $50 deductable with NO CONTRACT.

    And I still have my NE2 for $100, I hope they get the Nokia 900 LTE phone, I would sign a 2 year for that one....

    The Trophy is a nice phone, WP7 is very fluid on it but, it's not a high end phone and that is what I desire.
    01-30-2012 01:26 AM
  19. Gadgetboy777's Avatar
    Microsoft's online store (they sub out the merchandising to "Simplexity", whoever that is...) for 0.00 dollars and a 30 dollar Verizon gift card. They also threw in free next business day shipping (ordered it on Saturday, got it on Tuesday).
    02-16-2012 11:34 PM
  20. mgkeath's Avatar
    We have 3. All purchased from the Microsoft Store. 2 Purchased in July 2011 for 1 each and came with free car charger for each and 4000 MS Points each. Newest one (for my daughter) was purchased about a week ago. Price: free, but no goodies thrown in this time, except for the $30 card from Verizon.
    02-29-2012 02:39 AM
  21. mud314's Avatar
    I know I'm WAY late to this party, but I just ordered mine through eBay, with the hopes that there will be something AMAZING coming to big red. I have been using the iphone and was considering going with the Samsung Galaxy S3 but after running with some issues twice with the order process aka VZ canceling my orders for no reason and no way to have it pre-ordered, took it as a sign. After watching videos of the S3 and Nexus, I found them to be sluggish. I had a small one month venture with the Nokia 710 and I gotta say I miss the OS a lot. So I said screw it and ordered a brand new in unopened box through ebay.
    06-17-2012 02:15 PM
  22. zday's Avatar
    just got my trophy off ebay a few days ago. I switched from a iPhone 4S and I'm loving the WP OS.
    08-14-2012 11:54 AM
  23. TrophyNostalgia's Avatar
    Well my original HTC Trophy I ordered through Verizon online for about $100 in about October 2011. Then in June 2012 unfortunately while on a camping adventure my beloved Trophy sunk with me in a boat and got ruined by the lake water. Shortly after the week through my insurance with Verizon I got a replacement HTC Trophy for about $50.

    I then also convinced my sister that same month to get the HTC Trophy and she got hers through Verizon for about $50 after rebates.

    So I'm on HTC Trophy #2 and my sister loves her first one. Had three strong HTC Trophies in my family.
    08-21-2012 12:55 PM
  24. bropes8's Avatar
    This is a sad, depressing story about a young boy's love and how it came to a tragic, shattering end.
    T'was the end of June, and my long-sustained relationship with my kin twom had become stale. I wanted the real deal. A windows phone. I scavenged every post on eBay, looking for the phone of my dreams (well, the one I was able to get, considering the fact that I'm shackled to Verizon). After looking for a couple weeks, i finally found one. $145, practically perfect condition. The phone arrived July 2 if I'm not mistaken. From then on, we were inseparable. I installed every update, synced all of my music, pictures, ECT. My experience with my own first smartphone has been wonderful.

    A month had passed, when a trip to Virginia beach had come along with no omen of danger. However, a tragic trip to the bathroom changed my life forever. As I attempted to launch a paper towel into the trash can, hacky-sack style, my trophy had slipped from the grip that I had on my pocket. From there, the rest is self-explanatory. As I reached to the floor to pick it up, I prayed that nothing had happened, but my prayers were not answered. Cracks now occupy my screen, obstructing my view, constantly reminding me of that horrid day.

    Anyway, the phone works completely fine. Cracked digitizer, a Nick in the camera lens, though hardly noticable, but it's perfectly fine. Plus, my upgrade is in October, so I'm looking forward to the new WP8s on VZW! :)
    Also, I just thought I would share that I haven't had to reset it once, and there's barely any stuttering at all! My brother, who has been an apple junkie for a few years now, is even impressed with the features of WP7.5 and how it runs, and this is only first-Gen hardware (if I'm not mistaken)! Anyway, I digress.
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    08-22-2012 02:27 PM
  25. ealexand#CB's Avatar
    I bought mine on ebay about 3-6 months after launch for about $275. Then sold my OG Moto Droid for $100. So net $175 and kept unlimited data. I don't think I'll be so lucky with my 8x purchase. Gonna have to move over to new plans
    11-20-2012 11:22 AM
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