11-10-2009, 11:35 PM
So after reading this thread for the past 10 days or so, I decided to check out my local Verizon Store and do a little hands on research.
I have to say the Storm 2 is very nice! It seems to be a bit more snappy than my Storm 1. Other than that and the obvious memory advantage of the Storm 2 everything else seems pretty much the same.
I also spent some time playing with the Moto Droid and the HTC Eris. Between the two I'd have to say I really like the look and feel of the Eris! The Moto Droid is just plain ugly and the keyboard was a nightmare! It just seems very klunky to me. The Eris was much more fun to play with and very easy to navigate.
So between the three which one would I choose?? None! I'm sticking with my Storm 1, unless Verizon gives me some kind of sweet deal on the Storm 2. I just can't see paying another $100+ and extending my contract for 2 more years for almost an identical phone. I think I'll sit tight for a few months and see what other new devices are coming down the road for Verizon. Either way I'll be sticking with a Blackberry. They just do what I need. Email and BBM are more important to me than apps and internet.
I guess I should also mention that I still have my original Storm! I've never had any issues with it. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones! I've also been a Verizon customer for over 8 years with 3 lines. I have not received any email for an early upgrade! The only email I've received from Verizon, was to upgrade my OS to .328, and that was today! They are right on top of things!
Just loaded BBC's V10..........I'm a happy camper!
11-11-2009, 12:15 AM
Received my S2 today from Asurion,and I must say, I am very happy with it! And to clarify for anyone who may have misunderstood my original posting about this whole deal with Asurion, they were in the process of telling me that because of my issues, that they would send me a brand new S1,and I specifically asked if they could give me a device other than the storm 1, because I was done with them all together. Another tip about Asurion,and I don't recommend this to be shady, because it was one of the issues I was having with the S1, but they don't like to hear customers having a phone that gets hot. She kept apologizing about that,and because of it being a heat issue, they automatically replace your device with a brand new device - according to the rep I was with. That's when I jumped in with "well, I don't want another storm - I'm done with them. Can you sub it out with something equivalent to the cost or something?" and the reply was "yes, we can definitely work something out, let me see what we can do," after a brief hold, she came back and asked if I heard of the storm 2, and if I would be willing to try that out. And that was that. So, if you have heat issues,and are insured with them,you probably will get the same deal I did.
11-11-2009, 12:38 AM
today in the Snail Mail, i received a pamphlet from verizon, saying "visit your local verizon wireless communications store." It then listed my local stores, and farther on says..." Dont Wait: Youve been selected for an early upgrade. Get the latest Smartphones - At some of our lowest prices!"
Inside it gives me the option of getting the S2 at 179.99 after 100 MIR, or the droid for 199.99, after 100 MIR. It only applies to my main line (mine), still waiting to see if my wife gets the option as well for her line.
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11-11-2009, 09:56 AM
I am like you naillady, On my first unit since March. My wife broke her charger port and got a refurb. The refurb is brighter and clicks way better than mine, but I am not unhappy with it. Like you, I decided that I will stick my S1 before I pay more than $100 for an upgrade.
Originally Posted by naillady_1
The Passion will very likely make me rethink that, but then again, I won't pay more than a hundred as I am very happy with my S1 on 328/344.
I should check out V10 since I assume the email issue was solved..
11-11-2009, 10:03 AM
Supposedly I am to receive my new Storm replacement today...I will let you know what they sent me...S2 or S1...
11-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Thanks for posting that info. I had received that flier, but didn't see the "You're eligible for a early upgrade" part.
I just got off the phone with Verizon and they are shipping the Storm 2 out today.
11-11-2009, 01:56 PM
Just like most of you, I've yet to receive an email or pamphlet stating that I'm "Special", and have been chosen for an early upgrade.
The only thing that I've gotten thus far was the email to upgrade my OS to 22.214.171.1248 (talk about being on top of their game ).
Been with VZW since it's conception, and also have "VIP" status (which actually helps in some instances... i.e. it got me a free JB Prime ).
But in all actuality, I'm kind of on the fence about upgrading. I Got the S1 on it's release, and I'm on my second S1. Everything seems to be working o.k., with the exception of my S1 heating up occasionally while in use (not hot enough for smores, but hot enough to get noticed right away).
I've played around with both the S2 and the Droid. Both seem to have their share of pros and con's. But the last thing that I want to do is get one of these two phones, then later down the road I see the one phone that I truly wanted. Then I'm stuck.:irked:
Pending on weather my overheating issue becomes a major problem.... I think I may just hold off for a little (unless I can get get an S2 or Droid replacement for free).
11-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Just got off the phone with Verizon. Have the Storm since it's release and currently on my 3rd one. Was questioning them about the email and snail mail notification. Rep I spoke with said it was sent to a select group of people, but couldn't be more specific in how one is chosen. She checked my account and said I haven't been sent anything yet BUT will be eligible on November 24. Not sure how I meet the criteria in 13 days, but will mull over the offer until then.
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