The NYC BlackBerry Storm Hunt Begins!

Storm Hunt Begins!
By Kevin Michaluk on 6 Nov 2008 12:15 am EST
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Wowza...just received 15 emails in 3 a minute time span from NYC CrackBerry Storm Addicts letting me know the BlackBerry Storm Hunt has begun!

Head on over to verizonwireless.com/storm and click the "NYC Storm Hunt" link for all of the contest details, fine print and to begin your Hunt. Good Luck!!

Topics: News & Rumors

62 comments

Kevin Michaluk

Yet ANOTHER Reason for me to move to New York. Anybody have a room they want to rent out to a CrackBerry Addict??

MichaelBrandonW

So i have been to 3 different locations and it appears that you must visit the spots during "store hours". No Keywords tonight :(

Kevin Michaluk

For Shame! Don't they know CrackBerry Addicts operate 24/7?!

ian10101010

15 in 3 mins? Looks like I am going to have some competition here in nyc... there's only 2 million residents in manhattan, how many blackberry addicts could there possibly be??

early morning i see.

MuDvAyNe

The closet one to my school is 20 blocks away. Looks like I will be passing on this :(

Kim817

i'll GLADLY rent a room out to you .

I'm so eager to start the hunt .

Finally some attention paid to NYC , forget that bold .

Finally a hunt worth roaming NYC for .

imann101

you dont need a REASON to roam new york... thats what makes it so great.

however, the storms a plus

ironic how its rainy and stormy here huh?

Kim817

did u find any keywords yet ?

imann101

i went to get a few and then i had an extra hour or two so i ended up with like 25 or so, just walked around downtown, not going uptown though, thats a little much. Although, I did meet a guy who was driving around the city with a friend to get them all

EdMoney

Im going over to a spot thats 3 blocks from my office... after that im heading to my fav bar where theres like 5 in acouple of blocks away from each other

sdfasdga

cant get the map to open on the verizon site?

grundyman

can someone please explain to me how to get the keyword? its telling me to get the vzw kiosk, i dont know what the fuck that means. and there not helping much.

Steven Pierce

when i try to access the map, the button is grayed out like it was earlier this week and its telling me to come back on the 6th. I have tried clearing my history and temp. internet files but its not working. Anyone else having this problem?

AJ helper

I can't view the map
By: Steven Pierce (not verified) | Date: Thu, 11/06/2008 - 09:25
when i try to access the map, the button is grayed out like it was earlier this week and its telling me to come back on the 6th. I have tried clearing my history and temp. internet files but its not working. Anyone else having this problem?

I suggest you to try download abode flash player from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

tell me if it not work still

Achronas

Anyone want to post keywords on here for all of us unlucky CrackBerry addicts that don't live anywhere near NYC?

LOL!

scottlucky13

Im not even in NYC..just made a few guesses by looking at the map and now im entered to win :)!!!

Achronas

How lucky can you get?!

Hows about sharing?!

HAHAHA

Really I'm kidding, well kinda.

scottlucky13

Sometimes the key word is actually in the picture :)

Achronas

Maybe the number of the picture that has the keyword?
: )

I'll try all of them till I get one!
haha

I DID find one!!!

Achronas

Thank you scottlucky13!

nobody

I can't access the map on the Verizon site.... still saying "check back on November 6th"

sweetierock

I found keyword. It says "congratulation and will email me for confirmation" and then never got email from them. confusing??!!

Achronas

I haven't gotten mine either.... maybe it takes a while for them to send the email...?

For some odd reason that really wouldn't surprise me.

RogueAgent

:P i got 11 and so did a bunch of my friends no people or sports illustrated parties for you

angie55

The Blackberry Storm scavenger hunt starts today!! I'm totally gonna win one of these...

jbates

So if you look at the pics you can get about 5. I just did. It's cool to do a hunt in nyc(from buffalo)

stormcrazy

Do you think it is that easy? I would think they would make it alittle harder...

BuffaloBulls

Ya the Buffalo area seems to be lacking on Storm coverage. Have you got any luck at any local verizon stores or bestbuys?

Whchoclte

I havent left my desk and got 31 of them.

Endo917

that's my blog and i deleted the comments from "chuck" that gave some of the answers. i did it out of fairness to myself and those i met out there today hauling ass around manhattan in the rain doing this. i'm sure someone else will post the answers in due time somewhere else or call your friends in nyc and have them do it, but i just couldn't do that to all the people i met today doing this. sorry.

imann101

its pretty simple, you go on the website, look at the map walk around that street until you find a little sticker on the door of a storm then you go inside and there is either a large or small round verizon thing and you text that code. the kiosks are in the stores, usually the store people are really nice and will help you find it if its not obvious

BBonMyMind

*Iman101 was talking about me. I was the one in the car with a friend. We both played hooky from work to "Strom Hunt". It was a lot of fun. We started around 1030 and finished around 700. We've txt all of the keywords except 1. The missing keyword was for the south street seaport location. (If anyone has that code please post something lol)

Needless to say, I met some really cool people along the way during my quest to win a storm. Sadly enough, most of them only had a few keywords. On a funnier note, it was histerical to have the business owners who participated in this hunt requesting I give them keywords lol. Since im not a selfish person, anyone who asked, receved. However, it would be foolish of me to give them all the keywords...right?? :-)

After today, hopefully my chances of winning are increased. I guess ill just have to wait and see..

hanoversquare

Is that not true? Are you guys entering all of your codes today? I tried reading the rules and I guess I'm not catching on.

Kim817

thats what i thought too . But i guess the strategy is to collect all the codes and put one in a day or just type them all in i guess .

imann101

you can post once a day from each code. so basically you can enter yourself 45 times a day if you have them all

hanoversquare

FYI, I live a few blocks from South Street Seaport and spent a good 45 minutes there last night - couldn't find it. If anybody wants to give a hint. . . .

Kim817

can i have a few please just to get started ?

I'd really really apppreciate it .

Thanks .

imann101

since you helped me out earlier its the last word in the three word area... i.e. if it was in the east village the code would be village... get it?

BBonMyMind

Thanks man! I really appreciate it. I txt the keyword and it went thru :-) I kind of assumed the keyword would be that, but at the same time I didnt wanna decrease my chances of winning something..u know?

BTW..where was the keyword at? without giving away 2 much info, was it in a store, somewhere outside or inside "something"?

imann101

i guessed. haha

does wrong answers decrease your chances?

mike p

I was missing 38 and 45 those 2 i never found and i was really thinking they were wrong because i searched all over, if anyone actually has those i would appreciate them, good luck to all who entered

imann101

ill help you out but wont give you them... in all honesty, i don't remember. I went through so many that they are all mixed up in my head.

anyway, 45 was the one i recently said was a little off. On the map it said hudson street between christopher and 10th, but it was actually on the corner of christopher and hudson (downtown east corner)

as for 38, greenwich ave and greenwich st are two different places. greenwich ave is just off of 6th ave it bends and becomes 8th st east of 6th ave.

p.s. if anyone I am helping wins a storm, i want some credit!

mike p

hey thanks a lot for your help iman, as for the greenwich ave i was thinking about going there but i never did though, thanks for your help and if i win i'll give you all the credit

mike p

i was all over new york and on the maps you get at the locations, have duplicate numbers and some of the locations don't exist they say they have 45 but in reality it could be less just to give a heads up about it,

imann101

the only one on the map that you got at the kiosk that was nonexistent was number 34 downtown. On the verizon site it is right though.

everything else was good, a couple were half a block off, but for the most part it was fine

there are 45, I know that

nathanthompson53

just did 2 locations today, #14 and #32

very easy, just walk into the correct retail and there's a big kiosk - can't miss it.

security guard at #14 said to a co-worker "there's another one! if i had a dollar for every time...."

imann101

I have been in touch with a verizon guy and he says they should be receiving the storms next thursday or friday :)

adamt326

Limit one (1) entry per person, per mobile telephone number (“MTN”) and email address per day, regardless of method of entry, and regardless of whether more than one person shares a MTN or e-mail address. Persons are prohibited from participating in the Sweepstakes with multiple email addresses and/or MTNs.

imann101

it is a limit of one (1) entry per day for each keyword. Up to 45 entries per day. Trust me, I've been doing them all as well as a bunch of people I've met.

chrisgang

I just got a caLL saying I was one of those that won one of 5 GRAND PRIZES for today. I entered some keywords and they called me at 4:00. The guy said I was one of the 5 names chosen, but the phones wont ship for 4 to 6 weeks.

Curious G

Hey are you a Verizon Wireless customer? just curios I know some else won and wants to verify something.want to verify something?

chrisgang

switching to VZW on tuesay, but i have called the company sponsoring the contest, they verified i DID win and all the details. What is your question. you can also email me privately at cgang@utnet.utoledo.edu

jdmkw

any one else read the fine print and notice if you are kept from winning more than once? I didn't see anything that says you can not. And if anyone is still confused, you can enter once per location. I entered 30 something times and was told I won, obviously all the entries did not negate the fact that I was entered in the contest.

pamel

does anyone know how u know if u won i got no emails no calls no nothing

and what u enter ur keywords every day the same ones...

also does anyone know when its officially comin out and if there will be a pre ordr or any price frame THANKSS

chrisgang

winners are called the day after. I entered on the 6th and was called the 7th at about 4 pm.

chrisgang

winners are called the day after. I entered on the 6th and was called the 7th at about 4 pm.

Andy M.

Nov 21 @ $199 after $50 debit card rebate...don't think there is any pre-order

AJ helper

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NeverEnough

We spent allot of time getting key words, if anyone wants to share Im willing, but I wont just give them away:( It's a game, play it! If people put half the thought in to games as they do trying to cheat.... Nevermind, keep doing what your doing, job security....

pamelaa

i go a call that i won i got sooo excited that it was a storm
but it was just a 100 dollar giftcard that wnet to like 100 people of that day

dam i my heart like dropped but ayyy its something!!! WOO and on the last possible day too!!!