Verizon ends New Every Two program
according to a leaked document, big red will change their upgrade policy from 13-17 mo into a two year contract to 20 mo before you can upgrade and do away with the NE2 program
Wow it's gonna suck to be on Big Red... even if they get an iphone lol
Verizon to ditch early upgrades and New Every Two program -- Ubergizmo
- 01-05-2011, 08:12 AM #2
- 01-05-2011, 10:23 AM #3
- 01-05-2011, 04:08 PM #4
From my experience, Verizon had always been rather strict about their upgrades. If you weren't eligible they didn't go out of their way to get you an upgrade. Quite the opposite actually, they never really budged the dates for me. AT&T on the other hand lets me upgrade quite often. You just need a legitimate reason and a nice salesperson. I mean hell you can upgrade to a new iphone a a discount every year if you play your cards right with AT&T. I doubt Verizon is going to be this flexible, and this new policy reflects that.
- 01-05-2011, 04:18 PM #5
- 01-06-2011, 06:52 PM #6
- 01-06-2011, 09:59 PM #8
Yup same here, regardless if anything is different for the vzw i4, such as the leaked parts on the web, different band etc ... I'll stay with ATT too.. all i5's or i4S' or whatever they are called will be the same... july isn't that far off lol
- 01-07-2011, 11:10 AM #10
- 01-07-2011, 12:16 PM #11
- 01-07-2011, 02:22 PM #13
- 01-07-2011, 11:01 PM #14
- 01-08-2011, 02:48 AM #15
- 01-08-2011, 09:36 AM #17
If i lived in a verizon area and their coverage was much better, i'd switch. It's that simple.
I'll be pretty happy with a hspa+ iphone 5 on AT&T this year.
- 01-08-2011, 10:11 AM #19
Even if things were equal coverage wise, i still have a good number of roll over minutes to keep me on AT&T. HSPA+ (which isn't too shabby) is close to 100% as they've said. LTE on Verizon isn't..this will be a wait game.
When AT&T does get LTE rolling out, at least i can fall back on HSPA+ while waiting. Verizon's version of 3G is too slow..more comparable to Edge.
- 01-08-2011, 11:00 AM #20
- 01-10-2011, 01:25 PM #22
- 01-10-2011, 11:35 PM #23
I'm on the NE2 plan, but I'm not the primary, so I'm used to getting my phone every 20 months. Before I had smartphones I kept buying phones on Ebay as I would go through them (I don't know why I go through 4 or 5 every 2 yrs), but now that I'm tied to a BlackBerry I've been stuck with the stupid thing since last August. My 20 months are up at the end of April, though, and I'm getting myself an iPhone. If the rumors get stronger that another iPhone will hit VZW in June, I'll wait to see what that is, but I've been waiting for an iPhone for years and I don't know how much longer I can wait before I go crazy, lol. My first gen iPod Touch is slowly falling apart (headphone jack loose, random pixels going out) and I'm just praying it'll make it till April (or June).
TL;DR: I was already used to this, so no biggie for me