Background: I have an old Alltel plan that is great with unlimited data. I haven't used an upgrade in several years because I want to stay grandfathered into my plan. With the 4, 4S and 5 there was a pre-order period. You would log into your Verizon account and it would take you to the pre order screen and you could select 2 year pricing or month-to-month. This year there is no pre-order as we know. If you go on their website and click on a phone, it gives you the option of 2 year, edge and month-to-month. But this seems only to work for a new activation. If you log into your VZW account and select upgrade your phone, I only get the option for a 2 year agreement, which forces me onto a tiered data plan. I notice this because I was testing out the order process with a 5C so that I would be able to progress though the process as quickly as possible when I want to order my 5s this morning. Is anyone else in a similar boat and has anyone else looked at this? Am I missing something completely obvious? There used to be a dropdown for month to month pricing but, for the life of me, I cannot find it. Suggestions? Other than waiting in line tomorrow. I have a conference call at 8:30 which is why I wanted to order online as I always do. EDIT: Maybe I have figured it out and maybe this will help others in the same boat. You can't be signed into your account. You have to be logged out and then click shop, smartphones, click on the phone, select month to month and then in the top right click existing customers sign in. It then seems to carry you through at full retail. Not positive this will work. Seems like they are intentionally obfuscating the process to make it difficult. Edit 2: Nevermind. Seems that option is gone as quickly as it appeared.