- 07-10-2010, 11:06 AM #2
It's awesome that you got to play with one and were able to get your name on a list, but it's reports like this that make me irrate at my local Verizon store. Was this an authorized reseller or a corporate run store? Regardless, thanks for sharing your experience.
This is a premium corporate store. I doubt I'll ever deal with a reseller. The agent I talked to was very knowledgeable and talked intelligently with me about the X and all its features. Apparently these particular employees have been trained very well on the phone and all it has to offer. The funny thing is that he followed me around like a hawk while I was playing around with it. Maybe he was worried I'd run off with it if he took his eye off me! Ha!
- 07-10-2010, 11:41 AM #4
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Last week I had the chance to play with the X also. All I can say is SWEET!!!!!. I am currently using the storm 2 and its ok. But compared to the X it is a piece of crap. Unfortunately i am not due for an early upgrade until November. I called Verizon and spoke to a rep tried everything to get discount price no dice. But she did say to call back when it is released and mabey the will dosomething then. Probably hoping that i will pay full price but mabey, just mabey I can swing something.
- 07-10-2010, 11:54 AM #5
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- 07-10-2010, 12:11 PM #8
I am not saying I agree with VZWs policies. I am just saying that is what their policy is. I think they should show the phone off. It builds the hype before they are officially available for sale.
If the store had the phone on display, then it is the store manager putting his neck on the line. Regardless, my point was that Cory shouldn't be irate with his local store just because they follow the policies put in place by Verizon.
- 07-10-2010, 12:16 PM #9
this post. My response was more in regard to how the manager I spoke to presented himself more than his answers. He could have been much nicer about it. For example, he could have said, "I'm sorry, but we didn't get any demos in". He didnt have to add the part about "even if we had one we wouldn't show it to you". It's kind of hard to convey someones personality/demeanor in written form, but trust me when I say, this guy was not friendly whatsoever. Not to mention he was very adamant that no Verizon stores would do such a thing, when clearly there are reports of plenty of stores doing just that.
This is totally off topic, and maybe I should have done better research before asking, but does anyone know if the X will be 802.11n capable? I currently don't have a WiFi network set up at home but plan on adding one after I get the X to enjoy (hopefully) faster internet speeds compared to 3G. I don't want to spend more on an N router if the X will only be compatible with G.
- 07-10-2010, 12:24 PM #11
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- 07-10-2010, 01:48 PM #14
Cory, I read the post that you referred to. I see where you are coming from. Sounds like that guy doesn't want to work there and someone should put him out of his misery (fire him). I don't understand why he wouldn't want to schedule an appointment for launch day, though. He must not want to sell phones. Even if you are not eligible for renewal for a year, I would spend 30 minutes with you hoping that you would tell all your friends and family about what a great phone it is and send them to me.
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- 07-10-2010, 05:35 PM #18
I just got back from Verizon. He said he had 2 or 3 X's in the store but none on display but he would go grab me one. He was the store manager and said he was the busiest store in the mid west IIRC
He did say they don't have any in stock yet. But should soon. And that the store opens at regular time but they will be in the parking lot handing out vouchers an hour before the store opens. If you want 3 phones you get 3 vouchers.