Verizon Wireless and Cingular are still in retail battle about promotional efforts of popular handsets. Major carriers are trying to win customers with a mix of price and phone.
The matter is like this: AT&T Inc.’s Cingular division offering LG’s CU400, a W-CDMA phone, for free with a two-year contract, at the same time Verizon Wireless offering customers discounts on three Motorola phones.
Cingular offering its CU400 flip phone with Bluetooth, push to talk and support for newly launched W-CDMA network that was previously sold for $50 online with a two-year agreement.
Verizon Wireless working now with Motorola’s popular phone models such as Razr, Krzr and the Q smartphone. Verizon Wireless is offering Razr online for $40, the Krzr for $50 and the Q for $80, all with a two-year contract. The previous pricies for them constituted Q for $150, the Krzr for $100 and the Razr for $50 online. Although for GSM-based Krzr Cingular has raised the price from $100 to $150.