Verizon Updates Device Upgrade Eligibility Practices
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Verizon Wireless today altered how it will handle device upgrades for customers nearing the end of their contract. Moving forward, customers will not be eligible for discounted upgrade pricing until they reach the end of their 24-month contract. Verizon says this is to better help people understand when they are eligible for new device discounts. Verizon says the first customers to be impacted by this change are those whose current contracts expire in January 2014. As always, customers may purchase a new phone at full price any time they want. Customers who still have credits under the New Every Two program need to use them by April 15 (Monday), which is when they expire. Verizon is also changing how upgrades can be applied to different lines on the same account. Verizon says customers can continue to share upgrades with other lines as long as they are in the same device category. For example, a feature phone upgrade on one line can be applied to get a lower price on a smartphone for a second line, but not on a tablet or a mobile hotspot. Verizon said customers will no longer be able to transfer upgrades to non-phone devices.
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"Verizon says this is to better help people understand when they are eligible for new device discounts."
Honestly ... what an absolutely gigantic load of crap.
Let me fix that:
Verizon says this is to better help people pay us for an extra four months to subsidize the same crappy phone.
I really wish Verizon didn't have the best signal where I live.
But to each their own, I guess.
Big Red: hosing you over for another 4 months
time to switch to Sprint!!
Its cheaper every month then big evil, and coverage for the most part is just the same(3g and 4g lte for both carriers)....
and to the haters....Sprint has some dead spots...as does ATT, Tmobile, Cricket, Metro PCS, and shockingly......VERIZON.
why spend more and get less.....
Kumbaya, yo. Kumbaya.
please... you can easily check your upgrade eligbility with att from your cellphone by dialing *639# and im sure verizon has some variant of that. this is just a ploy to make more money of subsidized phones.