• Verizon Launches Early Smartphone Upgrade Program



    Verizon is looking to regain some edge from competitors in the smartphone market with the launch of its new smartphone upgrade program conveniently called Verizon Edge.

    As MMi's Akshay Masand correctly predicted in his coverage of the rumored program earlier this week, the largest U.S. carrier is introducing a plan that shortens the period customers have to wait between device upgrades.

    And, yes, the program includes Apple's iPhone.

    Verizon Edge also enables a no-contract payment plan that breaks up a smartphone’s initial cost into monthly installments. However, the arrangement still lets customers upgrade to a newer model after just one year.

    Although Verizon is promoting the new program as something completely new for the carrier, it certainly isn't new to the industry as AT&T and T-Mobile already offer consumers incentives similar to those found in the Verizon Edge program.

    Sprint now exists as the only top U.S. carrier that is yet to roll out an early upgrade program.

    Source: Verizon
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon Launches Early Smartphone Upgrade Program started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      I gotta look at their details. I'm just curious how much more they would like me to pay for the same crappy service.
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      All of these early upgrade deals are a rip off to the consumer. Your best option always is to sell your handset yourself and use the money made to buy a new phone.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      They getting smart now.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      I gotta look at their details. I'm just curious how much more they would like me to pay for the same crappy service.
      I'm on AT&T and girlfriend has Verizon. Complete opposite. She has full bars in the forest as where I have no signal at all.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      I'm on AT&T and girlfriend has Verizon. Complete opposite. She has full bars in the forest as where I have no signal at all.
      But when you do both have service (data, not just voice) who's is faster?
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Verizon is faster dude.. Hands down. At least where I am. I blaze past AT&T folks at all times lol.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      But when you do both have service (data, not just voice) who's is faster?
      Haven't tested it out with both of us. Though I can tell you where they do Daytona 500 I got 62mbps down.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Ninja View Post
      Verizon is faster dude.. Hands down. At least where I am. I blaze past AT&T folks at all times lol.
      AT&T:

    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      AT&T:

      Are you at your house? I don't even get lte at my house but in the city is where it really boosts. I'm at work right now too

      LTE:


      4G:
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      I guess Virginia is just a poor place for LTE. Sometimes I'll get what I would consider LTE speed (15mbps or so) but otherwise I average 0.5-1.0mbps download speed. Absolutely horrible.

      Ps how do u post pics? I use the mobile app not the website and it never let's me
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      I guess Virginia is just a poor place for LTE. Sometimes I'll get what I would consider LTE speed (15mbps or so) but otherwise I average 0.5-1.0mbps download speed. Absolutely horrible.

      Ps how do u post pics? I use the mobile app not the website and it never let's me
      Download the free app imgupr. Mine is in Ocala Florida
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Are you at your house?
      No this was while driving. I don't get LTE at my house. I have wifi at home so no LTE doesn't bother me.

      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post

      Ps how do u post pics? I use the mobile app not the website and it never let's me
      I use Photobucket app.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      AT&T 4G result is the first row, next two rows are LTE and last row is Wifi.

    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      AT&T 4G result is the first row, next two rows are LTE and last row is Wifi.

      Who do you have wifi through?
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Who do you have wifi through?
      Brighthouse.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Brighthouse.
      Damn I get just a little over 9mbps
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Damn I get just a little over 9mbps
      Bright house has a residential plan that goes up to 80mbps. A rep was gonna let me try it for free for a week but I said no.

      I don't even want to try it coz I know I wouldn't want to go back.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Bright house has a residential plan that goes up to 80mbps. A rep was gonna let me try it for free for a week but I said no.

      I don't even want to try it coz I know I wouldn't want to go back.
      True that. Unfortunately bright house doesn't come to my area.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      True that. Unfortunately bright house doesn't come to my area.
      I believe Brighthouse is a part of Time Warner.
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