- 01-20-2011, 09:10 AM #26
I just went to the VZW website and chatted with a rep. (See Below) According to them both 1 and 2 year contracts will be available. No my name is not Ralph.
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Audrey: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?
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Audrey: I apologize.
Ralph: I just have a quick question.. I can't seem to find this information on the VZW site. Will the iPhone be offered on a 1 year contract?
Ralph: Or will it only be offered on a 2 year contract?
Audrey: The iphone will be offered on a 1 and 2 year contract.
Ralph: Thank you very much. Have a great day
- 01-20-2011, 11:47 AM #27
I received this email today:
Good morning! My name is Berta, I can certainly understand your concerns with the price of the iPhone with a one-year agreement and it will be my pleasure to assist you. At this time we have only been provided information on the prices with a new two-year agreement and full retail price. Below I have included the information.
Two year price $199.99 for the 16GB model, and $299.99 for the 32GB model.
Full retail price $649.99 for the 16GB model, and $749.99 for the 32GB model.
As the time gets close to the release date, a promotional offer may be available for a one-year agreement. For additional information, please visit us at http://forums.imore.com/e?link=http%...token=4kK38KnT.
Have a magnificent day and thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you with pricing information for the iPhone. We appreciate your business and thank you for being a valued Verizon Wireless customer.
- 01-20-2011, 12:53 PM #28
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- 01-26-2011, 10:22 AM #30
I was in a local Apple store this weekend. I was told no 1 year contracts. I hope the person I spoke with is wrong. My home is about 1 mile from the Verizon LTE coverage map border. I would think LTE would be available within a year in my home. That's why I can live with 3G for a year but would like to upgrade phones in a year.
- 01-26-2011, 12:39 PM #31
- 01-31-2011, 03:57 PM #32
- 01-31-2011, 06:53 PM #33
I spoke to a rep today who told me that there will definitely not be a 1 year contract option at launch. He did not know if this would change later in the spring. I hope he is wrong but he seemed fairly confident. Pre-orders begin in only a few days. They should have released 1 year pricing by now if they were going to offer it.
- 01-31-2011, 09:39 PM #34
- 01-31-2011, 10:14 PM #35
- 02-01-2011, 12:03 AM #36
It was speculated from many tech websites even before the Verizon iPhone was officially announced that Verizon would NOT be able to offer the iPhone on 1 year contracts or BOGO. It is believed Apple has some control over pricing and would not want to lover their brand value by offering those pricing deal.
AT&T does not offer 1 year contracts on the iPhone but if you buy an iPhone around launch they typically let you buy next years model at the $199 price with a new 2 year contract. Assuming that you pay your bill on time.
- 02-01-2011, 10:29 PM #37
- 02-02-2011, 10:24 AM #38
Edit: Change started January 16th. If you have a two year contract you have to wait 20 months for an upgrade or pay full retail.
Last edited by atlas9171; 02-02-2011 at 10:28 AM.