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  1. Keith Petrovich's Avatar
    Hey guys, I was looking at plans and found out that right now if you're on a verizon contract, you can drop it and do the verizon edge program this month for free. This means you can get the ICON and pay it off in 24 months with no financing. You also get out of those 2 year contracts and can get a new phone in 12 months!

    Check it out, call your verizon reps or stores and check to see what you can do. If you do the edge program too, it takes 20$ a month off of your monthly bill too!
    02-13-2014 01:44 PM
  2. pci2k's Avatar
    Thanks for that info! Unfortunately for me, I can't do that because I'm still grandfathered on unlimited data, and a new contract would make me lose that privilege. For anyone else that has a regular tiered data plan, it sounds like a sweet deal though!!!
    02-13-2014 01:48 PM
  3. airjeff's Avatar
    It only takes $20 off if you have a 10GB or higher plan, but it is $20 per line enrolled in edge. We don't use that much data right now, but it makes it look more attractive.
    02-13-2014 02:01 PM
  4. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    It's still kind of a rip off
    02-13-2014 02:12 PM
  5. hopmedic's Avatar
    The offer will be available 2/13/14 - 2/31/14. Traded-in phone must be in good working condition.
    Awesome work in the marketing department!
    TheJoester09 and Ntropy99 like this.
    02-13-2014 02:20 PM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    So I'm looking at this and it looks like I'm eligible, since my last upgrade was last May (to the 928). Do I need to get a new phone right now in order to switch to Edge? If I switch to Edge, am I going to have to trade in a phone in order to upgrade? If I don't buy a new phone, I get the discount, right? Discount only on smart phones, right (I have 1 dumb and 2 smart phones on my plan)?

    I'm rolling this around in my mind deciding whether I want to switch or not. I'm currently on a family plan with 4GB data shared between the two smartphones, plus the dumb phone for phone calls. I also get a 19% corporate discount.
    02-13-2014 02:25 PM
  7. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Hmmm will have to check this out. I am still not sure if I would be saving any money by doing this.
    02-13-2014 02:43 PM
  8. Astropin's Avatar
    The "Edge" program is a TOTAL RIP OFF!

    Big Time......Huge.
    oditius likes this.
    02-13-2014 02:49 PM
  9. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    At first I thought it was a rip off. But with this new $20 or $10 discount deal makes it better. You really got me thinking about it since I found out about being able to do it even though I have an existing contract. If I can convince my family to pay for $20 more data among all of us. I could save $20 on my smartphone line if I go to edge. Then I could use that amount for edge. So basically I could end up paying $5 or $10 more for an opportunity to upgrade early as long as I pay at least half my phone. Doesn't seem too bad of deal. I mean it's clearly not the best deal. But I pay for coverage not deals.
    02-13-2014 03:23 PM
  10. anon(5343177)'s Avatar
    Well, if you were considering paying some ETF to upgrade, the 'rip off' may be moot.

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    02-13-2014 05:11 PM
  11. 01mggt's Avatar
    Can you please post a link to verify this so I have proof when I go to a Verizon store? Thanks!
    02-13-2014 05:43 PM
  12. fonefan's Avatar
    It is a ripoff. You have to pay half the price of the phone before you can upgrade and then you have to trade it in. You never actually own a phone unless you stick with it for the entire 24 months. It's better to just buy the phone and then recover some of the cost by selling it and using that money to upgrade.

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    02-13-2014 05:45 PM
  13. fonefan's Avatar
    Can you please post a link to verify this so I have proof when I go to a Verizon store? Thanks!
    There's really no need for proof since it is one of their big promotions right now and it's on their website. But hyg...

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=TyoQOi9Q

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    02-13-2014 05:48 PM
  14. 01mggt's Avatar
    Sorry but I didn't see anything about it on that link. At least nothing about getting out of contract early to move to the edge plan. Also I don't know of this would work for me since I am on an old style family plan with my inlaws. Its nit a share everything plan but an individual data allowance type plan from before.

    I am sure to do it I would have to change the plan for the entire account and not just my line. And the in laws are not big on change. Would be nice if Verizon allowed me to cancel my current line and start a new edge contract on my own :(
    02-15-2014 07:22 PM
  15. ajb1965's Avatar
    Verizon Edge - Verizon Wireless. At the bottom it describes the terms.
    02-16-2014 10:19 AM
  16. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    "For a limited time, existing Verizon Wireless customers who have not upgraded their phone since 11/13/13 can trade in their phones and move to Verizon Edge and enjoy the benefits of a new 4G LTE Smartphone.

    The offer will be available 2/13/14 - 3/31/14. Traded-in phone must be in good working condition.

    Customers with accounts less than six months will need to go through an internal e-credit check. To be eligible for Verizon Edge, new customers must pass a credit check. Prepaid accounts arent currently eligible for Verizon Edge"
    02-17-2014 01:52 AM
  17. camaroz1985's Avatar
    They corrected it to be 2/13-3/31.

    Wonder how much the Icon will be per month.
    02-17-2014 12:46 PM
  18. anon(5343177)'s Avatar
    They corrected it to be 2/13-3/31.

    Wonder how much the Icon will be per month.
    The iPhone 5C is listed @ 549.99 which is the same price as the Icon. I presume the Edge monthly price of $23.06 would therefore also be the same for the Icon.
    02-17-2014 01:38 PM
  19. mozman68's Avatar
    FYI...companies don't make offers like this on programs like this so they can make less money....

    Buy the subsidized phone with the 2 year contract...it is always the cheapest way to go.

    Unless you are going to convince yourself that you HAVE to have the latest and greatest phone every 12 months....
    02-17-2014 02:39 PM
  20. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    FYI...companies don't make offers like this on programs like this so they can make less money....

    Buy the subsidized phone with the 2 year contract...it is always the cheapest way to go.

    Unless you are going to convince yourself that you HAVE to have the latest and greatest phone every 12 months....
    Lol I'm trying to convince myself that I don't need the latest and greatest phone every 12 months. But with the family plan I'm on, I can just pay roughly $10 to $15 more and do just that with my phone. So it makes it very very tempting in my eyes. Also my upgrade isn't until November. And I have the opportunity to go to Verizon Edge because of their deal they have going until March 31st.
    02-17-2014 03:54 PM
  21. chrisbash's Avatar
    It sounds like a no-brainer for me. I have 5 lines on my family plan with 10GB shared data. With the $20 discount I'd end up paying ~$3 more for the Icon. I wouldn't have to wait until May of next year to be eligible for an upgrade and pay $200 plus $35 upgrade fee for the newest phone.
    02-17-2014 06:10 PM
  22. fonefan's Avatar
    It sounds like a no-brainer for me. I have 5 lines on my family plan with 10GB shared data. With the $20 discount I'd end up paying ~$3 more for the Icon. I wouldn't have to wait until May of next year to be eligible for an upgrade and pay $200 plus $35 upgrade fee for the newest phone.
    The discount, I believe, is only on the line that's on the Edge plan. All the other lines don't get a discount.

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    02-17-2014 07:26 PM
  23. chrisbash's Avatar
    The discount, I believe, is only on the line that's on the Edge plan. All the other lines don't get a discount.

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    That was my understanding too. I'd be paying $23.06 for the device but I'd get $20 off my bill. $3 extra a month for a new phone every year with no upgrade fees sounds like a very good deal to me.
    02-17-2014 07:32 PM
  24. mozman68's Avatar
    That was my understanding too. I'd be paying $23.06 for the device but I'd get $20 off my bill. $3 extra a month for a new phone every year with no upgrade fees sounds like a very good deal to me.
    Read this article to understand...or not...they are not in business to give you a good deal. You WILL pay more for the phone as the subsidized $20 a month does not count towards the Edge payments you are making toward the phone. So...yes...plan on paying $3 a month towards a $500 phone and then at the end of 12 months ($36 later) plan on shelling out another $214 for the privilege of upgrading to a new phone. Rinse and repeat.

    Verizon's Edge phone upgrade plan is the same bad ripoff as AT&T Next | The Verge
    02-17-2014 09:37 PM
  25. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    In reply to mozman68. Umm. So in that dudes case he is paying $3 more. The $20 is discounted off of the smartphone charge a month. The edge payment is separate from that. So he is still paying $23 roughly a month for his phone. If he wants to upgrade he needs to at least pay for half of his phone. Only half. So in twelve months he would have paid half. And he could trade in the phone and move unto the next one. Don't see where you get another $214 from. This deal isn't as bad as it once was. That article was written before they had made some changes recently. This new $10 or $20 discount makes the deal worth it in my opinion. Well the $20 discount anyway.
    Robinsonmac likes this.
    02-17-2014 10:27 PM
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