Verizon Wireless Officially Ending 'New Every Two' Upgrades
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Jan 12, 2011, 4:45 PM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jan 13, 2011, 11:42 AM
Verizon Wireless has confirmed for the Wall Street Journal that it is ending its New Every Two upgrade promotion effective January 16. Under the terms of the deal, Verizon Wireless subscribers became eligible for discounts (between $30 and $100) towards new phones every two years. Beginning January 16, Verizon Wireless will not offer the New Every Two upgrade to new customers, and will not extend it for current customers after their next upgrade. In addition to dropping New Every Two, Verizon has also tweaked some of its other upgrade policies, though the changes don't apply to all users. Subscribers should check with Verizon to see which policies apply to them. These policy changes go into effect approximately two weeks before Apple's iPhone 4 goes on sale via Verizon.
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Damm That sucks!
Glad I have a annual upgrade every year even on a 2 year contract. Especially as fast as mobile technology is Evolving. Verizon is making Sprint look better and better. 😎
Bait! Bait!! Com on guys,...
Sure, they're keeping it for a few people, but a Majority won't get it, and people who sign up for their advertised plans won't get it.
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 ...
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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 m...
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 crit...
Why didnt you realize
Apple doesn't play well with ot...
😲 Apple controls the phone..... Thats the point, this is not verizons phones, nor atts phone. It is apples, and they literally make the carrier do certain things to sell it. No insurance through the carrier, Must
equipment costs will rise . . . all over
And it will effect all carriers eventually. So those of you who love Tmobile and Sprint, just wait for it. it will come *(and I bet sooner than later).
Once customer start realizing that the cell phone fairy doesn't just drop these phones at stores and they do have an actual cost, they will see the need to value what th...
No Upgrade Fee On Standard Upgrade?
That is why
Just a quick clarification
This means a nationwide plan 900 minutes or higher, or a nationwide talk and text plan.
Non-unlimited texting plans, and data features didn't get you above that threshold.
So 9.99, or basic voice only plans would never get the annual upgrade.
upgrading after 12 months was called an "Annual" upgrade. It was available ONLY to lines that had a VOICE plan of $59.99 or higher.
This means a nationwide plan 900 minutes or higher, or a nationwide talk and text p
Serving the customer
Thanks a lot, Verizon, for your continued commitment to customer satisfaction! You are the best! 😈
Verizon's arrogance never ceases to amaze me. Thank god I live and travel to and from maj...
LONG OVER DUE .....
if you have a cell line above the set point of 60 bucks a month PER LINE for two years minus the four month upgrade date you would be paying
$ 60 x 20 months + 15% ish your local and state taxes = 1380 dollars
then minus out your new every two .. witch is most likely going to be only $3o dollars due to the change they ma...