1. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    I usually only buy phones from Verizon on a 1 year contract, and now that they've done away with early upgrades, I'd still like to do that. I won't leave Verizon, but do any carries let you purchase the iPhone on a shorter than 1 year contract if you don't buy it outright?
    01-10-2011 12:56 PM
  2. bmxfreak995's Avatar
    I dont think they will allow this. I am not overly happy about it, but hopfully they will do something similar as AT&T and let you upgrade to the newest iphone if you are close to the end of your contract.
    01-10-2011 01:20 PM
  3. jdavis530's Avatar
    Is verizon one year or two year contracts?
    01-10-2011 04:53 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Verizon will do either one or two year contracts currently... or pay full retail, and go no contract.
    01-10-2011 04:59 PM
  5. jdavis530's Avatar
    Then I think it would still fall under Verizons normal contract offers.
    01-10-2011 05:10 PM
  6. bmxfreak995's Avatar
    Does AT&T not offer 1 year contracts?
    01-10-2011 10:09 PM
  7. irie's Avatar
    I usually only buy phones from Verizon on a 1 year contract, and now that they've done away with early upgrades, I'd still like to do that. I won't leave Verizon, but do any carries let you purchase the iPhone on a shorter than 1 year contract if you don't buy it outright?
    You will definitely have the option to do 1yr, 2yr and also month to month. This is standard for vzw.
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    01-10-2011 10:20 PM
  8. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    I usually only buy phones from Verizon on a 1 year contract, and now that they've done away with early upgrades, I'd still like to do that. I won't leave Verizon, but do any carries let you purchase the iPhone on a shorter than 1 year contract if you don't buy it outright?
    you can get 1 year contracts you always have been able to
    01-12-2011 08:48 PM
  9. coltsbr's Avatar
    Does AT&T not offer 1 year contracts?
    AT&T does not offer a 1yr contract with the iPhone. From what I have heard Verizon will do the same. There is no 1yr pricing for the iPhone. The two options are 2yr contract price and no contract price.
    01-12-2011 09:08 PM
  10. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    AT&T does not offer a 1yr contract with the iPhone. From what I have heard Verizon will do the same. There is no 1yr pricing for the iPhone. The two options are 2yr contract price and no contract price.
    where does it say the no contract price for verizon? Also verizon never really advertised prices for 1 year contracts as they try and get you to sign a 2 year contract
    01-12-2011 09:22 PM
  11. coltsbr's Avatar
    where does it say the no contract price for verizon? Also verizon never really advertised prices for 1 year contracts as they try and get you to sign a 2 year contract
    It does not say that yet. I always did the 1 year upgrades myself but my understanding is that apple products will not offer that type of upgrade.
    01-12-2011 09:32 PM
  12. Tanker57's Avatar
    I agree with shipwresler. VZW never advertises 1 year contracts but you find them on their website with crazy month to month option. That's where you get to find out what Apple wants for their toys.
    The 1 year contract does cost you $70 over the 2 year contract but thats cheap when you look at a $375 ETF.
    01-12-2011 11:31 PM
  13. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    I agree with shipwresler. VZW never advertises 1 year contracts but you find them on their website with crazy month to month option. That's where you get to find out what Apple wants for their toys.
    The 1 year contract does cost you $70 over the 2 year contract but thats cheap when you look at a $375 ETF.
    and you also get to upgrade again at 10 months versus the 20 month on a 2 year contract
    01-12-2011 11:32 PM
  14. lr_zuber's Avatar
    I REALLY hope they offer the 1-year contract, even if it is $100 over the 2-year price. Definitely worth it to be able to upgrade, at discounted pricing, in 10 months.
    01-13-2011 12:34 AM
  15. Fausty82's Avatar
    I REALLY hope they offer the 1-year contract, even if it is $100 over the 2-year price. Definitely worth it to be able to upgrade, at discounted pricing, in 10 months.
    I don't know what VZW will do, but in general terms, AT&T always allowed the upgrade price for current iPhone customers upgrading to the newest iPhone (every june)... I can't imagine there would be that much difference in pricing/strategy between carriers since they are in competition for that money.
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    01-13-2011 12:42 AM
  16. thebizz's Avatar
    I would hope so even still looking at a 1 year contract for the wife just so she can upgrade next year. Also works out that I have an upgrade waiting for something worthy of my money
    01-13-2011 01:45 AM
  17. Cleveland's Avatar
    never saw a one year contract price for ATT on iPhone ever, but they have allowed us to upgrade with a fee... $200 in most cases
    01-13-2011 01:59 AM
  18. experiment 626's Avatar
    I think when it comes the iPhone you can throw most of VZW's previous policies out the window.Verizon sure has.You would think Verizon would offer some kind of 1 year upgrade option just so those who buy a CDMA iPhone now would be able to resign to get an LTE iPhone when that becomes available.
    01-13-2011 10:21 AM
  19. mgrayo01's Avatar
    Bump. Anyone heard anything about a 1-year contract in the past week? I googled a little but didn't come up with any updates.
    01-19-2011 12:50 PM
  20. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    Guess we will have to wait and see closer to preorders and everything
    01-19-2011 01:19 PM
  21. p08757's Avatar
    The iPhone is NO different from any other smartphone VZW they have, except for the fact that it is an iPhone, but a smartphone none the less.

    I've always done 1 year contracts @ ~ $70.00 more than the 2 year contract price with smart phones.

    I don't see VZW doing anything different with the iPhone.
    01-19-2011 03:20 PM
  22. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    The iPhone is NO different from any other smartphone VZW they have, except for the fact that it is an iPhone, but a smartphone none the less.

    I've always done 1 year contracts @ ~ $70.00 more than the 2 year contract price with smart phones.

    I don't see VZW doing anything different with the iPhone.
    Yeah but apple has more control than other companies did with their phones on verizon.
    01-19-2011 06:00 PM
  23. beto89's Avatar
    God I really hope we can get it with a 1 year contract. I dont mind the 2 yr deal though...
    01-19-2011 08:22 PM
  24. bmxfreak995's Avatar
    I talked to a verizon rep today and they said they would not be selling the iphone on a one year contract..I clarified by asking even if i payed extra i couldn't get one and they said i had two options, but on a two year or full retail. take this with a grain of salt cause half the time they dont know what the heck there talking about.
    01-19-2011 10:04 PM
  25. p08757's Avatar
    I talked to a verizon rep today and they said they would not be selling the iphone on a one year contract..I clarified by asking even if i payed extra i couldn't get one and they said i had two options, but on a two year or full retail. take this with a grain of salt cause half the time they dont know what the heck there talking about.
    If this is true, I won't be getting an iPhone. 1 year contracts are the only way to go for me.

    For what its worth, I don't think Apple would try and limit their sales this way. They are all about moving as much product as they can. By locking in customers into a 2 year contract would limit their sales.

    #justsaying
    01-20-2011 09:52 AM
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