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Bait and Switch !

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How come when I go to pay my phone off, Verizon wants full price? The plan I bought had the phone advertised at $200 off with a 2 yr contract. Are they scared I'll run to another carrier once the phone is payed for !  This bait & switch is what con artist and fly by night businesses do. Also I noticed they charge you tax on the retail amount, not the sale amount. Is this not deceptive ?

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The remaining bill credits are forfeited if you pay off the device payment agreement early. Any unpaid credits will be lost to you. The device payment agreement is for the full retail price of the phone before the bill credits. Since the agreement is for the full retail price, the sales taxes are calculated by that amount.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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You *are* charged the retail amount. If you look at your bill, it shows the normal amount followed by a discounted amount.

As for the credits dropping off, it isn't bait and switch if you didn't read the terms. Every promo like this has you give up promotional credits if it's paid off early.

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My sign up was done over the phone. So there was nothing to read. All I had

was the representative telling me what was what. But I see were you are

coming from ! Phone Promotion, not really, after one has had time to

decipher the numbers. $200 off regular price, but taxed on full price. That

way Verizon can return your taxes.

On Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 10:17 AM glitchedpixel <forums@verizonwireless.com>

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mdr49 wrote:

How come when I go to pay my phone off, Verizon wants full price? The plan I bought had the phone advertised at $200 off with a 2 yr contract. Are they scared I'll run to another carrier once the phone is payed for ! This bait & switch is what con artist and fly by night businesses do. Also I noticed they charge you tax on the retail amount, not the sale amount. Is this not deceptive ?

Sorry but terms of the deals specify you have to have monthly payments and that you lose any remaining discount if you leave. And yes people getting a huge deal and immediately leaving is exactly why they structure these deals this way.

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mdr49 wrote:

My sign up was done over the phone. So there was nothing to read. All I had

was the representative telling me what was what. But I see were you are

coming from ! Phone Promotion, not really, after one has had time to

decipher the numbers. $200 off regular price, but taxed on full price. That

way Verizon can return your taxes.

On Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 10:17 AM glitchedpixel <forums@verizonwireless.com>

That's on you for not going to the website and reading the terms. Why do people insist on doing stuff like this over the phone?

here's an example of current deal they all say something similar. read the bolded part at the bottom

"Buy the latest iPhone, get iPhone XR on us.

  1. Agrega un iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS o iPhone X con pagos mensuales de dispositivo en tu carrito, llévate gratis un iPhone XR de 64 GB (o recibe $750 de descuento en cualquier otro modelo de iPhone X).
  2. Tendrás que agregar una nueva línea a uno de estos teléfonos.
  3. Recibe un crédito de hasta $750 en tu cuenta por 24 meses.

  



Up to $1449.99 device payment purchase per phone req'd. 2nd phone must be of equal or lesser value: Less $750 promo credit applied to account over 24 mos; promo credit ends when balance paid or line terminated/transferred; 0% APR. New smartphone line of service req'd."

Pulled from: Smartphones Apple | Verizon Wireless after clicking promo pop out

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Miembro

You are correct, " Buyer Beware" Verizon wants its claws in you some how,

some way. So check out the small print that requires a magnifying glass

along with my bifocals.

And do not take to one of their reps if you want another phone, because

they will not give you all the information about your so called deal of the

year. Next time my phone goes "south" I'll buy it from outside the system.

I've been with Verizon since the late nineties but this really means

nothing to corporate. I'm just another account number. All they look at is

their bottom line. When his time is up that phone he bought from us will be

out dated and worth hardly nothing if it still even works. Merry Christmas

from us to you!

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:46 AM boringusername <forums@verizonwireless.com>

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mdr49 wrote:

You are correct, " Buyer Beware" Verizon wants its claws in you some how,

some way. So check out the small print that requires a magnifying glass

along with my bifocals.

And do not take to one of their reps if you want another phone, because

they will not give you all the information about your so called deal of the

year. Next time my phone goes "south" I'll buy it from outside the system.

I've been with Verizon since the late nineties but this really means

nothing to corporate. I'm just another account number. All they look at is

their bottom line. When his time is up that phone he bought from us will be

out dated and worth hardly nothing if it still even works. Merry Christmas

from us to you!

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:46 AM boringusername <forums@verizonwireless.com>

It's hard not to see and not reading the terms doesn't mean it's bait an switch. Honestly to think you can get a FREE or heavily discounted phone then walk away is ridiculous. You should assume from now on any deal will involve monthly payments. if you don't want to stick around for 2 years pay full price. it's that simple

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Miembro

I would not say heavily discounted ! They offered the same phone a month

later at $300 off because the other companies were. Heavily discounted Ha !

I would like to see the figures on how much Verizon pays for phones. Y

how much kickback they get from the manufacturers for selling their

products.

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018, 8:34 AM boringusername <forums@verizonwireless.com>

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$300 off a phone I heavy discount. if it's such a pittance why whine about it then?  Verizon gets nothing from phone makers. A $1000 iPhone costs Verizon $1000. Why do you think Apple has $300 bil stashed away in Ireland?

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