I have been following the Threads on this forum for the past few weeks and I want to thank you all for the Information that is posted on here.
I just got back from Verizon, I went there because my Storm1 has been freezing up and wanted to trade it in for a replacement. This is my 4th Storm1 and would have gotten a 5th one today. I told the Verizon Manager that I'm sick and tired of dealing with these issues and would like to switch to a Droid to get away from the BB issues but can't because my company uses BES for email and the Droid isnt compatable with BES at the moment. He asked me my phone # to check out my account, I am a Business user and I am currently on a 1 year plan which expires on Jan 10th 2010, I told him that I am aware that i am up for an early upgrade but didnt want to waste it on the Storm2 because I havent heard very good things about the phone. He proceeded to tell me that the Storm2 was a big improvement from the Storm1. He then asked me to wait a minute and he went in out back and came back with a Storm2 box. He told me that he could do an even exchange for a new Storm2 without a contract extension since i have already returned the Storm1 4 times. The only thing i had to pay for was a new plastic holster because the Storm2 doesnt fit my Storm1 holster, but it wasnt a big deal since i get 25% off accessories with my Business plan.
Let me reiterate that I DO like BB and was only bashing them to the Manager to help prove that I am unhappy with my 4 replacement Storm1's.
I know some people may not believe me because everyone wants to see proof, I have the receipt that shows an even exchange Storm1 for Storm2 and can scan it and post it if someone can explain to me how to do so.\
I am posting this to help those of you that have consistently tried to get an early upgrade and such, Hopefully this post will help you get a Storm2 for free. I am just glad they didn't make me sign a new contract. Basically my contact expires in 2 months and can do whatever I want at that point and still received a free Storm2 .
thank you all for the suggestion