As of right now my contract is over June 6, 2011. I am in the same boat, but I am the primary line so I habe the ability to early upgrade. So I emailed Verizon the other day, here is my email:
Originally Posted by chirmer
This question is in regards to your new 2 year policy as seen here:
With the recent announcements of the Verizon iPhone , Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone - WSJ.com, it seems that this new policy of not being able to upgrade between the months of 13 and 20 will be an issue for many people much like myself. I have 5 months remaining on my phone. If the "rumors" are true and the iPhone comes out for Verizon the last weekend of the month, AppleInsider | Apple restricting employee vacations as first 2011 products loom , this will be after the new policy date of January 16. Does this mean I can't upgrade to a new phone until February 6th? When i am in month 20? This does not seem very fair to those who have a primary line and have the ability to early upgrade. And we know a product this big will be sold out in a matter of days.
I have been a long time customer of Verizon, but the new changes seem to punish the customer due to the fact they have a 2 year contract. It seems that I would have to wait longer than I should due to a new policy that was entered after the beginning of my current contract. This also leads me to believe that a 1 year contract would be ideal.
Please clarify the new policy and how it will affect me and my upgrade.
Thank you for you help,
Verizon replied in 24 hours with this:
Thank you for contacting Verizon Wireless via our Website, my name is Keith. I will be happy to assist you with your questions regarding our upgrade policy.
Mr. XXXXX, at this time we have not been provided any information regarding the upgrade policy. I will be unable to address your questions prior to being provided additional information (this will be later this week). At this time it is unclear as to if the policy will be going forward from the 16th or in regards to all accounts starting on the 16th. The annual upgrade promotion was a added benefit that we provided to customers.
To upgrade your phone or make changes on your account, please visit our website at Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 4G LTE network with the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless.
I make it my personal goal to resolve all of your wireless concerns. I hope I have done that for you today by providing you with information regarding our upgrade policy. We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing Verizon Wireless.
So I hope its for new people and people like me will be grandfathered in.