06-01-2013 08:45 PM
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  1. hopmedic's Avatar
    How about the most EXPENSIVE way?!?!

    So I go in figuring I'm going to pay the $499.99 for the Full Retail to preserve my Unlimited Data plan. Come to find out, my account has a credit issue hold on it. I'm like "WTF?!?!" Check my bill. I'm current (auto-bill pay). I don't have ANY issues on my payment history. The issue is that my EX apparently didn't pay HER bill after we got divorced and my name was still on HER phone account. Keep in mind, we've been divorced for about 6 years now. At this point, I figure how bad can it be? I'll just pay it and move on with life. "Please hold..." Drum roll.... FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS LATER!!!! SUNOVA!!!! PIECE OF CRAP EX!!!!

    At this point, I've already been waiting an hour and been playing with the demo. My Trophy's battery had died since it was 4 hours since I took it off the charger. I couldn't even call her to ask how she plans on paying me back. What was I going to do? I paid the deficiency and ended up getting my phone. At that point, I was so pissed I was just like, "Might as buy the wireless charger." Salesperson was apologetic and said he wished he could do something. I said "How about throwing in a pack of screen protectors?" He said he couldn't do that. Really??? He can't slip a $13 pack of screen savers into my bag after I drop about $1000???

    FML...
    ROFL!!!!!!
    Sorry, jlee, but if you were in my situation, you'd laugh, too. My ex, divorced in 2008, decided not to make the house payment after she got remarried and they moved to another place. Last October I got a foreclosure notice, ran my credit and saw that the payment hadn't been made in about 8 months. She'd been trying to sell for more than two years, and apparently decided that she'd sell it to the bank. Then a few weeks ago, I got notice that it was going to go up for auction by the county. Apparently the bank didn't like the idea of paying the taxes.

    Your problem seems small when you put it into perspective, doesn't it?
    05-17-2013 06:52 AM
  2. mbmullins76's Avatar
    Just wanted to reply to say I used the promotion code FIFTYRMN and it worked. I ordered the white model online and did an in-store pickup. $53.00 and out the door!

    Matt
    05-17-2013 09:39 AM
  3. jleebiker's Avatar
    ROFL!!!!!!
    Sorry, jlee, but if you were in my situation, you'd laugh, too. My ex, divorced in 2008, decided not to make the house payment after she got remarried and they moved to another place. Last October I got a foreclosure notice, ran my credit and saw that the payment hadn't been made in about 8 months. She'd been trying to sell for more than two years, and apparently decided that she'd sell it to the bank. Then a few weeks ago, I got notice that it was going to go up for auction by the county. Apparently the bank didn't like the idea of paying the taxes.

    Your problem seems small when you put it into perspective, doesn't it?

    LOL! Not to derail the thread, but this is pretty much one of the bg reasons WHY we got divorced. I got a call at work that said the EX hadn't made a morgtage payment in 3 months and we were 3 days from having the house foreclosed on and how I woud like to get current. That floored me. I had to leave work early that day to get everything ironed out. Fast forward a few weeks after we are in couples counseling and joint therapy and guess what. I get a call from my parents. A bank I've never heard of is looking for me at THEIR house. Come to find out she took out a $10K line of credit and used THEIR contact info as ours. WTF?!?! Meanwhile, in therapy the therapist says to my EX that if she can't involve me in the finances, consider it a metaphore and the marriage is done. She chosed to WALK home from that appointment instead of riding in the car with me. Guess that was her answer.

    Needless to say, I told her we're done. Get ready to sign some divorce papers. We're done here.

    So yeah, I kinda know what you're talking about. Needless to say, it's going to be a LOONG time before I go down that road again.

    Now back to the 928...
    05-17-2013 09:43 AM
  4. tvolpe86's Avatar
    Newegg $29.99 with 2 yr. if this hasn't been posted already.
    05-17-2013 11:21 AM
  5. passplay's Avatar
    Just pulled the trigger on a black 928. very excited! I did the Newegg $29.99 (!) deal as I was eligible for an upgrade. With the $30 Verizon upgrade charge that brings my total out of pocket to $59.99 for this awesome new phone! And I am still eligible to register for the $25 Windows Phone app store credit?
    05-17-2013 01:27 PM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    LOL! Not to derail the thread, but this is pretty much one of the bg reasons WHY we got divorced. I got a call at work that said the EX hadn't made a morgtage payment in 3 months and we were 3 days from having the house foreclosed on and how I woud like to get current. That floored me. I had to leave work early that day to get everything ironed out. Fast forward a few weeks after we are in couples counseling and joint therapy and guess what. I get a call from my parents. A bank I've never heard of is looking for me at THEIR house. Come to find out she took out a $10K line of credit and used THEIR contact info as ours. WTF?!?! Meanwhile, in therapy the therapist says to my EX that if she can't involve me in the finances, consider it a metaphore and the marriage is done. She chosed to WALK home from that appointment instead of riding in the car with me. Guess that was her answer.

    Needless to say, I told her we're done. Get ready to sign some divorce papers. We're done here.

    So yeah, I kinda know what you're talking about. Needless to say, it's going to be a LOONG time before I go down that road again.
    LOL - yeah..... Been down the counseling road, too. The counselor she liked was the guy who let her sit at one end of the sofa beating me up verbally. Everything was my fault, and the guy was ok with that. The guy who I thought could actually help, she wouldn't go to. Ok. See ya! I've since remarried - married my current wife 40 days after we met. Been married 3 1/2 years. Best wife in the world.
    Now back to the 928...
    Ok...
    05-17-2013 01:41 PM
  7. darthhen's Avatar
    Never tried the BofA deal before. So I tried it. If it all works out, the phone would be for free.
    05-17-2013 01:44 PM
  8. markk132's Avatar
    i cancelled my Verizon ordered and ordered through Newegg. the guy in the live chat this morning at Newegg said it's backordered but I put the order through anyway, but the website still until right now says the phone ships on Monday. hmm, anybody else being told it's backordered? when I check the status of my order, it says "estimated ship date - awaiting inventory". just wondering what everyone else's order says. you have to go to whereismyorder.com to check
    05-17-2013 02:37 PM
  9. Brujo47's Avatar
    i cancelled my Verizon ordered and ordered through Newegg. the guy in the live chat this morning at Newegg said it's backordered but I put the order through anyway, but the website still until right now says the phone ships on Monday. hmm, anybody else being told it's backordered? when I check the status of my order, it says "estimated ship date - awaiting inventory". just wondering what everyone else's order says. you have to go to whereismyorder.com to check
    I ordered a white one yesterday from Newegg and I was told the same thing. I asked the rep through chat why the website still reflected they would ship on Monday. He didn't know why. Later on in the day I got an email from Newegg stating they already have a new shipment on the way and I should have an update in 48 hrs. So, we'll see if it actually ships on Monday.
    05-17-2013 02:56 PM
  10. markk132's Avatar
    I ordered a white one yesterday from Newegg and I was told the same thing. I asked the rep through chat why the website still reflected they would ship on Monday. He didn't know why. Later on in the day I got an email from Newegg stating they already have a new shipment on the way and I should have an update in 48 hrs. So, we'll see if it actually ships on Monday.
    hmm, well we'll see what happens, at least it ships FedEx overnight for free, so as soon as it ships it'll be quick. fingers crossed for Monday
    05-17-2013 04:06 PM
  11. dksf42's Avatar
    Anyone know why the 928 in black is not shipping until May 20th - yet the white was available on the 16th?
    05-17-2013 05:07 PM
  12. ArvydasGOAT's Avatar
    Anyone know why the 928 in black is not shipping until May 20th - yet the white was available on the 16th?
    My uneducated guess is supply chain issues.
    05-17-2013 07:04 PM
  13. dksf42's Avatar
    My uneducated guess is supply chain issues.
    Well, well, well ... the "black model" is NOW showing - on Verizon's site - "This item is temporarily out of stock" - for BOTH NEW 2 YEAR CONTRACTS and FULL PRICE = YIKES!!

    THE "WHITE MODEL" IS STILL "AVAILABLE" ... but the "black" is "temporarily out of stock" - HOW can this be Verizon, NO BACKORDER???

    Do you EVER THINK that either Samsung or Apple - in this competitive landscape - WOULD EVER show a product as "UNAVAILABLE" ?????

    Microsoft and Nokia HAVE NO BALLS ... I'd be "chartering a fleet of 787s to get these BLACK Nokias to the US ...

    SAD, SAD, SAD ...
    05-18-2013 12:15 AM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    Well, well, well ... the "black model" is NOW showing - on Verizon's site - "This item is temporarily out of stock" - for BOTH NEW 2 YEAR CONTRACTS and FULL PRICE = YIKES!!

    THE "WHITE MODEL" IS STILL "AVAILABLE" ... but the "black" is "temporarily out of stock" - HOW can this be Verizon, NO BACKORDER???

    Do you EVER THINK that either Samsung or Apple - in this competitive landscape - WOULD EVER show a product as "UNAVAILABLE" ?????

    Microsoft and Nokia HAVE NO BALLS ... I'd be "chartering a fleet of 787s to get these BLACK Nokias to the US ...

    SAD, SAD, SAD ...
    Good lord dude, calm down! I'm sure there's a reason for this, no reason to have a stroke over it!
    Rick2340 likes this.
    05-18-2013 01:30 AM
  15. dksf42's Avatar
    Good lord dude, calm down! I'm sure there's a reason for this, no reason to have a stroke over it!
    Say what ... "I'm sure there is a good reason for this" ?

    Do you work for Samsung, Apple or Verizon?

    I thought this forum was for people "wanting" to get a Verizon Lumia 928 - personally, I have been living in 3G HELL for the last 6 months while ONLY AT&T got the 4G Lumia 920?

    So, what do you have that you don't care - Oh, sorry, you have an HTC 8X?
    Last edited by dksf42; 05-18-2013 at 02:27 AM.
    05-18-2013 01:58 AM
  16. jleebiker's Avatar
    Say what ... "I'm sure there is a good reason for this" ?

    Do you work for Samsung, Apple or Verizon?

    I thought this forum was for people "wanting" to get a Verizon Lumia 928 - personally, I have been living in 3G HELL for the last 6 months while ONLY AT&T got the 4G Lumia 920?

    So, what do you have that you don't care - Oh, sorry, you have an HTC 8X?
    Calm down Francis. Go read a book. Go out with friends. Relax.
    05-18-2013 08:56 AM
  17. berty6294's Avatar
    Say what ... "I'm sure there is a good reason for this" ?

    Do you work for Samsung, Apple or Verizon?

    I thought this forum was for people "wanting" to get a Verizon Lumia 928 - personally, I have been living in 3G HELL for the last 6 months while ONLY AT&T got the 4G Lumia 920?

    So, what do you have that you don't care - Oh, sorry, you have an HTC 8X?
    I did have an 8x. I have a 928 since 9:30 am launch day. I wanted a black on too but they didn't have it. Not a big deal I'll live with the white and maybe trade it for a black one next week if I feel I want to.
    05-18-2013 04:08 PM
  18. ArvydasGOAT's Avatar
    If there was a "no thanks" and a "dislike" option on posts, you would have just earned my two clicks.

    Well, well, well ... the "black model" is NOW showing - on Verizon's site - "This item is temporarily out of stock" - for BOTH NEW 2 YEAR CONTRACTS and FULL PRICE = YIKES!!

    THE "WHITE MODEL" IS STILL "AVAILABLE" ... but the "black" is "temporarily out of stock" - HOW can this be Verizon, NO BACKORDER???

    Do you EVER THINK that either Samsung or Apple - in this competitive landscape - WOULD EVER show a product as "UNAVAILABLE" ?????

    Microsoft and Nokia HAVE NO BALLS ... I'd be "chartering a fleet of 787s to get these BLACK Nokias to the US ...

    SAD, SAD, SAD ...
    05-18-2013 04:17 PM
  19. leland_jr's Avatar
    I was just about to jump on the Wirefly version of this deal, until I read Wirefly's T&Cs. I am going to buy this phone on a line eligible for an upgrade and then transfer the equipment to a different line. Both lines have full smartphone data, but no way I want to get hit with the nutty fee they say they might just charge if VZW reports a deactivation.

    Wirefly says that I'm risking getting charged for deactivation in that event. Will I? What's the best way to buy the phone and avoid this risk? Is it even possible to play that game anymore?
    Wirefly says:
    Other than you simply deactivating a line we've activated, Verizon Wireless could notify us that you deactivated if:
    You fail to pay Verizon Wireless in accordance with their terms and conditions
    You transfer equipment we activate on one line to another Verizon Wireless line, even within the same account
    You activate this equipment on a new line of service on Verizon Wireless and use it to replace an existing Verizon Wireless line by deactivating the existing line.
    05-19-2013 07:09 PM
  20. dksf42's Avatar
    After helping a dozen "Verizon" friends ... the CHEAPEST way to "KEEP your existing grandfathered UNLIMITED" plan ... Drum roll please ...

    VERIZON at $499.99 "off-contract, full retail" !!!
    05-19-2013 08:13 PM
  21. painterface's Avatar
    I'm guessing wirefly has the same thing as Amazon and Letstalk etc...you have to have the phone on the same line for 181 days. If you move it, you get hit with a $400 fine or something.

    That is a reason, they say, why you get the phone at such a low cost.

    You could go to a microsoft store and take the "bing it on" challenge for a $25 off card. So you get the phone for $75 and don't have to worry about changing lines or fees or anything.
    05-19-2013 10:25 PM
  22. ooklah's Avatar
    I'm guessing wirefly has the same thing as Amazon and Letstalk etc...you have to have the phone on the same line for 181 days. If you move it, you get hit with a $400 fine or something.

    That is a reason, they say, why you get the phone at such a low cost.

    You could go to a microsoft store and take the "bing it on" challenge for a $25 off card. So you get the phone for $75 and don't have to worry about changing lines or fees or anything.
    Do you know if this applies to using the 928 SIM card in another phone, but not activating the 928 on another line? I'm hesitant to activate mine because if this is the case I will be returning it and paying the extra money to get the phone direct from Verizon. Because I like my phones and want to use them all! -=P

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    05-22-2013 11:21 PM
  23. ImJustaBilly's Avatar
    You also have to pay the sales tax of the full MSRP of the device, which is added onto your bill. And for a $499 phone, it could be around another $30 on top of $30 upgrade fee.
    05-22-2013 11:44 PM
  24. Paulo1300's Avatar
    i dont think you need to pay a 30 upgrade fee if you buy the phone full price
    i could just walk into verizon, buy the phone full price, walk out without even activating it
    05-23-2013 09:09 AM
  25. cdaq's Avatar
    Just wanted to report that the FIFTYRMN discount code is only valid for new lines (not upgrades). I was all signed up and ready to check out when I found this out. Add on a stupid $30 upgrade fee and this is not the smoking deal that I had hoped for. I still may pull the trigger, not sure right now.
    Rick2340 likes this.
    05-23-2013 12:38 PM
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