Early Upgrade on Verizon?

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  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    I am due for an upgrade at the end of March, but would love to get the iPhone when it come out likely in the first week of February. Is there any realistic chance a Verizon rep would move up my upgrade date so I could get the VZW iPhone at launch? Is anyone going to try this/have experience with it?

    I know that Verizon is removing the upgrade after 1 year after a 2 year contract, but the end of March represents the 20 month mark in my contract.
     
  2. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    Like said, wait till tomorrow.
    But if I was you I'd wait a month.
    Usually early upgrades on AT&T cost an additional $200 on what the full upgrade customers get. So $399 and $499 for the 32GB.
    Not worth it IMO if you only gotta wait from February till March but up to you.
     
  4. malevolant macrumors 6502

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    As Carl said, wait until the details are released tomorrow. We are still not 100% that an iPhone for Verizon is coming, though we are almost positive. The fact that AT&T offered it can only mean Verizon will most likely allow it too in the name of competition.
     
  5. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    My droid is going for more than the ETF with Verizon, so either way I'll win!
     
  6. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Verizon doesn't do that to my knowledge (that kind of extra charge totally defeats the purpose of an early upgrade since you're almost paying off contract price). They'd be giving you the upgrade early, but you would have to wait longer for your next upgrade.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Interestingly I got an email from Verizon today telling me "You've earned a new phone!", when my upgrade doesn't kick in until September.
     
  8. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    MR moderator perk? It's a sign!
     
  9. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    That makes two of us. We literally JUST purchased my daughter a new Samsung Fascinate a couple of months ago on Verizon. She used her new-every-two upgrade for that.

    As of this afternoon, it now shows online that she can upgrade now.

    Maybe they are upping everyone's upgrade eligibility?
     
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    Its possible that they may let anyone upgrade who's contract expires within a certain time frame. They did it with the Droid X.
     
  13. cherry13bomb macrumors member

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    I looked at my account 3 days ago to check my new bill and it says I can upgrade with discounted pricing now. My new every two isn't up till April.
     
  14. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ughhh...I haven't gotten any emails :(

    I really hope they'll let me upgrade 2 months early (18 months into 2 year plan instead of 20 months).
     
  15. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Now two of my four lines on Verizon are eligible for upgrades, and both were JUST upgraded to new 2-year contracts in the past 3-4 months.

    So I guess you could be right, but I've been with Verizon for over a decade and they've never done this before. Early upgrades, sure...happens frequently. But not a "use your upgrade and then BAM here's another free upgrade to do it again!" a couple of months later.

    I'm seeing these same reports on other forums as well so something's up.
     
  16. cherry13bomb macrumors member

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    So far it's only on my main line. My other two still say they can't upgrade until 9/2011 and 11/2011. Verizon has NEVER let me upgrade early either.
     
  17. cherry13bomb macrumors member

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    I didn't get an email. I just happened to notice it on my My Verizon webpage.
     
  18. mrcribbs macrumors newbie

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    They have a thing on their site that checks your upgrade eligibility and it tells me no different than my account does... July!!
     
  19. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder how much it is going to cost me to get this phone. I have the Droid X that I bought in October, so I will have to pay an ETF fee plus pay full price for the iPhone on verizon?
     
  20. NKT macrumors regular

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    You won't have to pay the ETF since you're not canceling your contract. You WILL have to pay full price for the iPhone though.
     
  21. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope not. The full price will be expensive enough.
     
  22. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    yes but sell your Droid X to recoup some $$
     
  23. NKT macrumors regular

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    ^
    This.
     
  24. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    From that page:
    Will existing customers be able to redeem their New Every Two credit?

    Yes, existing customers will be able to take advantage of their New Every Two credit if eligible, and use it towards the purchase of iPhone (may not be available at all agent locations).
     

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