1. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Verizon still offers 1 year early upgrades?


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    11-18-2011 07:23 PM
  2. E_Brown's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Verizon still offers 1 year early upgrades?


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    They did away with the early 1 year upgrades in January I believe. So if the primary line upgraded before then, you may be able to still upgrade in 1 year. I know that I upgraded last Nov and they let me have 1 more yearly upgrade.
    11-18-2011 10:01 PM
  3. MECM's Avatar
    Have you gotten a phone since January 2011? If you haven't, you may be eligible.
    11-19-2011 03:40 PM
  4. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    No I didn't get Verizon until June 2011.
    11-21-2011 05:30 AM
  5. E_Brown's Avatar
    Then you have to wait 18 or 20 months to upgrade. Can't remember which.


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    11-21-2011 06:17 AM
  6. MECM's Avatar
    I got the 4 in Feb 2011 and can't upgrade that line until Oct 2012 - you'll have to wait 20 months. You can always add a line for 9.99 though...
    11-21-2011 06:58 AM
  7. E_Brown's Avatar
    It was so much better when Verizon had the option to pay $70 more, and it was only a 1 year contract. I really miss that.
    11-21-2011 11:17 AM
  8. MECM's Avatar
    Honestly why did they get rid of that? Are phones too expensive these days?
    11-21-2011 06:33 PM
  9. E_Brown's Avatar
    I'm guessing they got rid of it, because they knew they could make more money with 2 year upgrades either buy making people pay full price. Or by knowing people will add lines to get an upgrade which makes them more then the $70. Maybe I'm wrong. Just my opinion.


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    11-21-2011 06:45 PM
  10. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I was a big fan of the annual upgrade too. I refuse to pay full retail but waiting 2 years is a drag.

    If you add a line for an upgrade, that's $240 over the course of the 2 years. $240 > $70. Good for Verizon, bad for consumers.
    11-22-2011 10:11 AM
  11. E_Brown's Avatar
    I was a big fan of the annual upgrade too. I refuse to pay full retail but waiting 2 years is a drag.

    If you add a line for an upgrade, that's $240 over the course of the 2 years. $240 > $70. Good for Verizon, bad for consumers.
    Yeah its is better for Verizon. It's still better for consumers, then paying full retail. It still works out to be cheaper then that. And I look like a good guy, because I put a dumb phone on the line, and gave it to my mother in law.
    11-22-2011 10:17 AM
  12. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    Another thing I'm wondering is if they'll let me do it since I'm on a federal govt discount plan...


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    11-22-2011 11:09 AM
  13. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Yeah its is better for Verizon. It's still better for consumers, then paying full retail. It still works out to be cheaper then that. And I look like a good guy, because I put a dumb phone on the line, and gave it to my mother in law.
    We have an extra line on my account too. It's a floater for 1) the extra upgrade and 2) incase I (or another member of the family) go somewhere and don't want to take their smartphone (my Dad loves taking it hunting).
    11-22-2011 11:26 AM
  14. E_Brown's Avatar
    Another thing I'm wondering is if they'll let me do it since I'm on a federal govt discount plan...


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    I'm on a state government discount plan, and they don't allow it. It's worth asking though. Worse they can say is NO.
    11-22-2011 11:28 AM
  15. E_Brown's Avatar
    We have an extra line on my account too. It's a floater for 1) the extra upgrade and 2) incase I (or another member of the family) go somewhere and don't want to take their smartphone (my Dad loves taking it hunting).
    That's a good idea. I have a friend that keeps an extra dumb phone line, and keeps the phone in the house on the charger in the kitchen, on a loud ring, and use's it as a house phone.
    11-22-2011 11:33 AM
  16. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I look like a good guy, because I put a dumb phone on the line, and gave it to my mother in law.
    I did this too! Gives me an extra upgrade when I NEED it and if they need a new phone, I just pick up something from eBay.
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    11-22-2011 03:37 PM
  17. mdlissner's Avatar
    I have 1 more 1 year upgrade this month. Made sure I did oe last January before the policy change. IPhone. 4S in 10 days for me.
    01-01-2012 09:31 AM
  18. mumfoau's Avatar
    If I was a single man I'd add a line and get a 4S then get the a 5 (potentially) when I can upgrade in August. But alas, I'm sure the wife would not condone such trickeration! LOL


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    01-01-2012 11:11 AM
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