Verizon Wireless Officially Ending 'New Every Two' Upgrades
More inaccurate reporting by Phonescoop
Verizon did not extend the length of time for customers to get an upgrade at the 2 year agreement price. It has been 20 months for some time now. There has also not been a policy where they could upgrade after 13 months.
Eric, you have a history of this. Either copy and paste the article or get it right when you try to write your own copy.
In any event. If a customer is on a two year contract they are eligible to upgrade after twenty months and if on a one year contract they are eligible to upgrade after ten months. The annual upgrade exception allowed those on $49.99 rate plans to upgrade EARLY with a $20 Early upgrade fee after twelve months if on a two year contract. This is going away. Okay. Everyone should sign one year contracts going forward. Why sign a two year contract and have a device out of warranty between months thirteen and twenty.
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Since then I have become a bit jaded towards other members of the staff here.
WSJ: "And with the end of the early upgrade program, customers who were previously eligible for discounted phones as early as 13 months into a two-year contract will now have to wait 20 months to get a new phone at the promotional new-customer price instead of retail (for the iPhone, that's currently a difference of $400)."
PS: "Previously, Verizon offered new-customer pricing to existing customers at or around the 13-month mark of a two-year contract. Now, customers will have to serve 20 months of their contract before they become eligible for discounted device upgrades."
So while VZW is without a doubt taking away a program that was beneficial to some customers, many people never had that benefit to begin w...
Eric, in your defense, the attack was a little harsh. That being said, there's a subtle contextual difference. The wsj article is discussing "customers who were previously eligible". Although wsj doesn't spell it out, that refers only to customers on a monthly plan of 49.99 or more. That excludes any single line 450 minute talk only plans, and all secondary lines on a family share plan. The way you typed it up, you kinda made it sound like everyone on a two year contract used to have the option to do an early upgrade, rather than only those primary or single line plans of a certain dollar value and up.
So while VZW is without a doubt taking away a program that was beneficial to some customers, many people
Wow, you're a flaming douche, as a matter of fact, up until this policy changes, you can upgrade the primary line on an account, as long as you meet certain price plan criteria, every 12 months.
So until YOU get YOUR information straight, why don't you stop being such an ass.
You just made my point for me. Thanks. The primary line, if on a plan of $50 a month or higher, was eligible after 12 months, NOT 13.
The article, as written, was not factually correct.
12, 13, or 20 months aside, you still responded like an ass and it was uncalled for.
Have a nice day
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