1. Jibeker's Avatar
    If I buy the phone online, the activation fee gets waived and the $100 off becomes an automatic discount instead of a mail-in-rebate.

    Problem is, since I'm transferring over my phone number, I'd have to go 1-2 days without a phone. This isn't good, with work and all.

    So, to anyone who would know this, if I went into a store and spoke with a manager and asked nicely (or just explained the situation), what would be the chances of getting those same discounts in-store? I have no doubt that they would waive the activation fee in there, but what about getting that $100 MIR turned into an automatic rebate / discount?

    Thanks much.
    12-20-2009 10:48 AM
  2. Kaus's Avatar
    Not in my store.. work corporation we don't match online and trust me we wish we could. Try a third party store like amcom
    12-20-2009 11:21 AM
  3. Marine One#AC's Avatar
    Keep in mind that if you buy at the store and pay full price, you'll also be paying sales tax on that extra hundred bucks, and I believe that the rebate is actually a Visa gift card.
    12-20-2009 11:43 AM
  4. Jibeker's Avatar
    Right. I just didn't want to order it online and have to go a day or two without a phone.

    And I'm trying to find out right now if Best Buy offers 1-year contract discounts or if they are only 2-year contracts.
    12-20-2009 12:00 PM
  5. Jibeker's Avatar
    Scratch that. Best Buy requires a 2 year plan.

    Lame. Looks like I'm going without a phone for a little bit.
    12-20-2009 12:04 PM
  6. gvillager's Avatar
    Scratch that. Best Buy requires a 2 year plan.

    Lame. Looks like I'm going without a phone for a little bit.
    Buy the phone online but just have them give you a new number. Once you have the phone call up customer service to have your number ported over. It's a relatively simple process.
    12-20-2009 01:15 PM
  7. Jibeker's Avatar
    Buy the phone online but just have them give you a new number. Once you have the phone call up customer service to have your number ported over. It's a relatively simple process.
    This could work.. Thanks for the suggestion =]
    12-20-2009 01:26 PM
  8. Jibeker's Avatar
    Just to update you guys, I went into my local Verizon store and the manager was more than happy to turn the mail in rebate into an instant rebate.

    I don't know if it's because he was awesome, or if it was because I explained that I work in a law firm and going 2+ days without my cell phone is not very good.
    12-20-2009 04:53 PM
  9. Marine One#AC's Avatar
    Just to update you guys, I went into my local Verizon store and the manager was more than happy to turn the mail in rebate into an instant rebate.

    I don't know if it's because he was awesome, or if it was because I explained that I work in a law firm and going 2+ days without my cell phone is not very good.
    Doesn't matter, because in the end you got what you wanted. Hopefully that will make you a satisfied customer, something that is a rarity these days. I was always impressed with the customer service that I received from Alltel, and was afraid that when the were merged into Verizon I'd lose that. So far that has not been the case. I bought my droid over the internet. When I had problems with the first one, I called Verizon and they told me to take it to a store for an exchange. I did as the suggested, and received a new phone, no questions asked. So far, so good.
    12-20-2009 08:01 PM
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