1. p08757's Avatar
    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.

    Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience.
    A Verizon Wireless online pre-sales specialist has joined the chat. You are now chatting with Audrey
    Ralph: Hello Audrey
    Ralph: Are you there Audrey?
    Ralph: If you are there, I can't see what you are typing... :-(
    Audrey: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?
    Audrey: How can I assist you?
    Ralph: Hello..
    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 10:10 AM
  2. justme71's Avatar
    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=Xnjnyc9Y.



    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.



    Sincerely



    Berta

    Verizon Wireless

    Customer Service
    01-20-2011 12:47 PM
  3. p08757's Avatar
    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=0WoEx1ii.



    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.



    Sincerely



    Berta

    Verizon Wireless

    Customer Service
    Sounds like Berta and Audrey need to get on the same page! LOL
    01-20-2011 01:53 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Sounds like Berta and Audrey need to get on the same page! LOL
    Some people don't always read their corporate email, or haven't taken the on-line training session that is supposed to get everyone on the same page
    01-20-2011 01:56 PM
  5. jim1969's Avatar
    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 11:22 AM
  6. ahampton2k#IM's Avatar
    Would count me out also if they don't offer a 1 year option. Since they took away new every 2, I have no reason to be locked into a 2 year contract.
    01-26-2011 01:39 PM
  7. jim1969's Avatar
    any more news on the 1 year contract?
    01-31-2011 04:57 PM
  8. Stides's Avatar
    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 07:53 PM
  9. hugecanoli's Avatar
    Not having the choice of signing up for a one year contract may be a deal breaker for me as well.

    I wish we would hear definitively one way or another.
    01-31-2011 10:39 PM
  10. jaycee2007's Avatar
    Im pretty sure the only 1year contract option is buying at full retail.
    01-31-2011 11:14 PM
  11. j7469's Avatar
    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 01:03 AM
  12. jim1969's Avatar
    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.
    I hope Verizon does the same as At&T. Being stuck with the same phone for 2 years is forever in the new smartphone world.
    02-01-2011 11:29 PM
  13. atlas9171's Avatar
    I hope Verizon does the same as At&T. Being stuck with the same phone for 2 years is forever in the new smartphone world.
    I seem to remember a story a week or two ago on Android Central saying Verizon was scrapping the early upgrade option, can't remember when it was going into affect.

    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 11:28 AM.
    02-02-2011 11:24 AM
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