In you are buying a friend or family member a smartphone, tablet or other device over the holidays from Verizon Wireless, you can rest assured that your gift recipient can exchange or return it after the holidays.
Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Brenda Raney has confirmed that "Purchases made between November 22 and December 25, 2012 may be returned or exchanged through January 15, 2013."
Therefore if you buy a Droid DNA, Samsung Galaxy S III or Droid RAZR MAXX HD and your recipient doesn't like it, it can be exchanged for another device or returned through January 15, 2013.
Please note that "All other provisions of Verizon Wireless' Return & Exchange Policy continue to apply, including the restock fee." A restocking fee of $35 ($70 for netbooks and tablets) applies to any return or exchange of a wireless device (excluding Hawaii).
We are currently working on the best smartphones of 2012 roundup and will publishing a story on all the best smartphones currently offered by Verizon Wireless. Currently popular Verizon Wireless phones include the Droid RAZR MAXX HD, Droid RAZR M, iPhone 5, Droid DNA and Samsung Galaxy S III.
Many Verizon customers are part of family share plans or mutiple plans. When we last spoke with Brenda Raney, its is possible to switch phones. This could come in handy over the holidays.
In regards to families and friends switching Verizon phones - in general, the customer is buying a line of service, subsidized phones are paid within the line of service. As long as the parties agree to they can switch numbers to different Verizon phones.
If you have any questions, ask your Verizon rep before buying the smartphone. When the iPhone 5 was launched Raney explained to us there is no subsidized upgrade for unlimited grandfathered Verizon data plans.
We've got calls and emails out to AT&T and other carriers to confirm holiday return polices.
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