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Motorola Droid 2: Free Handset from Verizon – Find out how

We have some good news to report now, as it has been confirmed that some Verizon Wireless customers are receiving a free Motorola Droid 2 handset, as a replacement for faulty Droid 1 devices.

The question is though – has it happened to you? We know it is definitely happening, as Droid-Life has posted the very letter that Verizon are currently sending out to customers, which apologies over shipment issues for the original Droid.

Here is what Verizon are telling customers: ”We apologize for the inconvenience as you have waited for your replacement Droid 1 (A855) to arrive. Due to a shortage in supply of the Droid 1 replacement devices, we have upgraded you to a brand new Droid 2 A955 device.”

How exciting is that? We’d love to get that letter from Verizon in the post. Just don’t go braking your original Droid on purpose, okay?

Can any of our readers confirm that they have received a free Droid 2 from Verizon?


  • Lucas French

    I just called Verizon about our moto droids. We got the FRG22D update and it totally screwed our phones up. Like Bad. Why I have no idea. And then the guy wanted to argue with me about how they haven't released that update and blah blah blah. And I'm like well sir it popped up on my phone, are you trying to say im lying? Then he gave me a speech about how I should never install android updates lol I was like ok sir. So they are shipping us two new devices. He said it was of courtesy to his customers, because we weren't informed to not install the update ha ha. I'm hoping we get moto droid 2's.

  • Pam

    I've been having problems with my Droid, so I just went to the verizon store today to see if they would replace it for me. They said I would be getting a refurbished Droid in 2 days. Think there is any chance I'll get a Droid 2?

  • Ciara

    Yes. I received a new Droid 2 with that letter on August 31 as a replacement for my faulty Droid. I had gone to my local Verizon store on Sunday, and at that time they did not tell me I would receive a Droid 2, but said that due to stock outs at the warehouse that it would arrive in 4-5 days versus the normal 2. So I was very happily surprised!

  • Joni

    I received my new DROID 2 with the same letter yesterday. I had only waited 4 days for the replacement.

    • Alan Ng

      That's customer service for you!

    • heather

      thats funny. i called verizon sunday night around 10pm and it arrived tuesday morning around 9am. according to fedex it was actually monday morning. very fast and what a great surprise to see the droid2

  • Alan Ng

    Verizon customers seem to have it so good at the moment…just wait until the iPhone comes.. 🙂

    • kvalte

      no thanks. haha

  • jesse

    yes its ture I got the droid 2 as a replacement yesterday after my droid 1 went black.

    • michelle

      I got mine yesterday via FedEx. I bought my Droid in January. Last week it went crazy and starting scrolling through my contacts and calling every in my phone. Then it went through my browser history for the past month. And the final thing was it started sending text messages to my contacts. I was not able to unlock the phone to answer calls and if I placed a call when I hung up it would call the second to the last phone number automatically. The people at the store erased everything and it still didn't work so they sent me the new Droid. I was so happy.


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