- 02-24-2011, 02:17 AM #2
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Chatted with VZW online (2/24/11 @ 8:32am Eastern)...
Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience.
You are now chatting with 'Kristen'
Kristen: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?
You: I want to buy the Xoom off contract and without 3g service.
You: is that possible?
Kristen: I would be happy to assist you online today.
Kristen: You can purchase the Xoom at retail pricing which is $799.99 and you will have to select a data plan but since it is not on contract you do not have to use the 3G service if you choose not to. Would you like to do that?
You: do i have to pay an activation fee if I dont want a dataplan?
Kristen: Yes. You will have to pay the activation fee.
You: then, no, i dont want one and will also reconsider Verizon as my cell phone service provider.
Kristen: I apologize about that however the activation fee is a requirement when purchasing the device. You can check with customer care and see if they can waive it however we do not have access to the accounts online to do so unfortunately.
- 02-24-2011, 07:37 AM #7
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- 02-24-2011, 09:48 AM #11
Better yet, is there an official press release regarding this?
Anyway, it took some time but I was told that at BB, they WILL NOT require you to get a data plan now. He did say that this was brand new and that I was first to bring this up to his attention (hence why he had to get some clarification). If they give you problems I would refer them to call their Verizon rep.
- 02-24-2011, 10:14 AM #12
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- 02-24-2011, 11:01 AM #16
Picked up my Xoom from Costco at a good deal. Bit cheaper than BB or Verizon. I am typing on the Xoom right now. I personally need the data plan so got the $35 2 yr with additional $140 off. As for flash, I can see that some embedded youtube clips does work! Tried it here and on crackberry. Does not work on facebook yet, getting a link to adobe pending upgrade.
Yes, the release could have been handled properly but when 4G rolls around and based on the free upgrade with no change in plans required, the I pad 2 well can just eat the Xoom's dust.
I'm lovin the Xoom...
- 02-24-2011, 11:18 AM #17