I called Verizon and they told me I have to upgrade at full cost because I'm not eligible until December 3, 2015. I asked the lady if it was possible to pay the early termination fee but not cancel my line and get the phone slightly cheaper and she told me this is impossible. Do you think this is true? Would I have to just open another line and cancel the first one? I really would like to keep my phone number since I've had it for five or six years. Any advice? Yes I know that getting the iPhone 5c was really stupid, but at the time I needed a phone quickly and I had $99.