Everything I heard was if you were more than a month away from an upgrade, the response was "Sorry, no dice"
as a matter of fact, someone on these boards said that 2/6 was their upgrade date an vzw told them they would need to wait until 2/6 or pag full retail.
Between vzw changing their early upgrade rules and the fact they know they will have no problem selling these? Guessing their motivation to "be nice" is next to zero.
Actually I am on my 20th month of my contract and I have had an upgrade waiting since december. So This is not true