Verizon Offering Apple Store Employees Amazing Deal

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  1. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    So Verizon is offering Apple Store employees an awesome discount...

    Apple Store employees would have to buy the Verizon iPhone at retail price, so $599 or $699, but the service deal is $25 a month which includes:

    1500 Minutes
    Unlimited Texting
    Unlimited Data
    Unlimited Nights and Weekends
    Unlimited Mobile to Mobile.

    This makes me want to work at an Apple Store.
     
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Wow. If AT&T made me pay for full retail for the phone but give me all that, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
     
  3. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Not a bad deal at all IMO. Some will probably complain about having to pay full retail.
     
  4. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    Damn that's a great deal.... We need Sprint and T Mobile to get the iPhone also. I want all the major carriers to fighting over us
     
  5. darthraige thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The thing is, a friend who works at the Apple Store called AT&T to see if they were doing anything in retaliation and AT&T told them, "I guess you're switching to Verizon."
     
  6. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Haha...excellent customer service.
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yes, but that's the brilliant part. I think they can use their employee perks in the Apple store to buy the phone at cheaper than full price. So Verizon doesn't have to give the phone out cheaply...they know these are people who already have access to discounted iPhones.

    It's a very smart move. Right now I'm sure that over 90% of Apple employees with iPhones are on at&t. When it comes time to talk to a customer about which service to go with they'll probably talk about their own experiences the most.

    Verizon is clearly trying to even up those odds.
     
  8. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Very good point.
     
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  10. potaco macrumors regular

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    Might want to fact-check before you post. Apple Store employees do NOT receive discounts on iPhones.
     
  11. Kblakeshot macrumors member

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    WHAAAT.. This is crazy. Verizon gives this AMAZING deal to Apple Employees, while telling their own Verizon Employees that they can not even buy the iPhone yet subsidized or unsubsidized. And if they do they will definitely lose their Verizon discount and could possibly face termination.

    Great move Verizon, show your OWN employees how much you love them....
     
  12. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Eh... Verizon is NOT worth it, the moment you switch to Verizon you'll lose simultaneous voice/data, lose faster 3G speeds, and possible speed caps...

    But I guess these cheap plans might be more than enough to make some to make the switch...and it'll relieve AT&T's network a bit too
     
  13. potaco macrumors regular

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    IIRC, AT&T has done the same thing for the previous iPhones. Basically, they want to put the customer first. If you work for a carrier, you're probably going to be using their service (at a discount) anyway.
     
  14. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    Might want to learn to read before you post.
     
  15. potaco macrumors regular

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    I can read just fine... You did say "think," but the rest of that post is 100% based on that (false) assumption:

     
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'll start fact checking when they start paying me to be here.

    Until then I'll be sure about the things I'm sure about and put "I think" before the things I'm not sure about.

    Best I can do, sorry.

    The rest of my post is clearly based on the $25 a month plan. That's false?

    I got 1 fact wrong. That makes everything else false as well?
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'd take this deal in a heartbeat. Overtime the savings is substantial and VZW's network for me is much better than AT&T.
     
  18. Kblakeshot macrumors member

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    BUT the reason we cant get it is because we get the discount and they want to make sure everyone that is paying full price for their plans has first dibbs (which is VERY understandable), but then they go and give out this to them & even our discount isnt this good!! I pay around $56 a month for the same plan they are giving for $25 to Apple Employees! So Apple Employees are getting the best of both -- The Phone & The Discount!

    Like I said before... this is crazy..
     
  19. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    I don't work at an Apple store so I'll stay with Att, but I'd give up simultaneous voice/data, faster 3G speeds, and speed caps for $25 a month.
     
  20. potaco macrumors regular

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    Well, you also have to take into account that Apple is now selling the same product for competing carriers (AT&T and Verizon). By offering special deals to Apple employees (the employees who are dealing with potential customers), Verizon is probably trying to sway them in their direction. I would assume that AT&T offers some sort of discount on their plans to Apple employees, too.
     
  21. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Ok, I've spent some more time fact checking. Everything I read states that they get 10% discounts on anything in the store and an annual 25% discount. I can find no mention of iPhones being excluded from that.

    Obviously there's no official site for this, but do you have any kind of site that claims employees can't use their store-wide discount on iPhones?

    Because I can't find one. I'm assuming you have one in mind since you're so certain of this.
     
  22. potaco macrumors regular

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    Don't really need a site if you know an employee...

    But here are a couple (I think iPad just recently became eligible):

     
  23. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Facts?? This is a rumor site. Why ruin it with facts?? :confused:



    :D
     
  24. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a

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    potaco: there are no discounts in iPhones or iPads for friends and family. Apple employees can get discounted rates on iPhones and iPads, but only when demand is met for consumers. If an Apple employee wants one at launch, they will not be getting a discount. If they want to wait a few months, then they can probably get the discount.
     
  25. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    That's why he said "I think". No need to be rude to someone you don't even know.
     

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