Verizon offering early upgrade to certain customers?

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Verizon offering early upgrade to certain customers?
According to internal Verizon communications, from May 20th to June 30th of this year, select "high value and high risk" postpay customers will be eligible for a one-time early upgrade. By signing a 2 year contract, the customer will be allowed to upgrade his/her handset for the subsidized contract price. The offer is good toward any phone model, and the customer can upgrade only once during the promotion period. If the early upgrade is used, the customer cannot use another upgrade for at least 12 months. To be allowed to use this promotion, the customer's account must be current and not past due. So if you have your eye on that Droid Incredible but your figured you were months away from the lower upgrade price, might as well check with Verizon to see if you qualify for this special offer. The worst thing that could happen is that they say,  "No". The best thing is that you end up with one of the best Android phones on the market.

source: BlackBerryOS





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16 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

they have done this in direct stores for YEARS it called a annual or early upgrade, interesting that they are now giving resellers commission for this

9. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

It's called, "Please don't switch to the new iphone! You are too profitable for us".

10. BrandenGump

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

An annual upgrade is a 12 month "lesser" upgrade that only a primary line qualifies for. An early upgrade is literally just that, the opportunity to upgrade early when you do not qualify for real upgrades like the annual upgrade or a NE2. This promo is nothing like an annual upgrade. Verizon does this frequently with slightly different stipulations, like the early upgrade to a 3g smartphone opp. So, unless Verizon is just permanently afraid of the iphone.... this is just another random promo that is being done to boost business.... Remember? Its a business. (apparently a company only runs promotions when they are afraid of the competition????)

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

HOORAY! C':

3. allboutverizon

Posts: 66; Member since: May 20, 2009

I've been with Verizon for a couple years now, they usually let me upgrade every 11-12 months anyway (usually every December). They've never given me an issue about ugrading on my 11th month.

11. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

With a 1 year contract you can upgrade every 9 months.

12. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

10 months

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

here is the exact policy http://aboutus.vzw.com/customersatisfaction/customerexp.html to highlight it for you under My Verizon and the My Verizon Advantage You can get a new phone every year with Annual Upgrade. Sign up for a 2-year agreement on a calling plan of at least $49.99 and you can purchase a new phone at its promotional price through My Verizon every year with a 2-year renewal (upgrade fee may apply) its been in effect sense at least 2003, the point i was trying to make is now the resellers can do it too, before only the company owned Verizon stores and 1-800 customer service folks could do it

14. Sureal

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 31, 2010

ive been working 3rd party for 3 years now, and weve been able to do annual upgrades that whole time

5. mikey7182

Posts: 1; Member since: May 16, 2010

So is this just an extension of the Annual Upgrade to Indirects for a monthlong promotion, or is it something different? The QRG states that customers must not have upgraded under any special promotions during the last 12 months- I wonder if an Annual Upgrade/regular upgrade qualifies as a special promotion, or if this really is something different than an Annual Upgrade. I've taken advantage of the annual upgrade for years, but if this is some kind of promotion, maybe it's worth a call to VZW CS. My early upgrade is July 15th, and they wouldn't budge on moving it up when the Incredible came out. Maybe now they'll change their mind. :)

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

well they do run special promotions from time to time, I got something in the mail to upgrade to the palm pre. and I am not annual upgrade or regular upgrade eligible. oh well maybe we are seeing a new trend a one year upgrade for all and that my friend would be sweet

7. ToddD00

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

I'd imagine they would with that $300+ early termination fee.

8. gemini6991

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

As previously stated,VZW customers on a price plan over $49.99/ month can upgrade every 12 months. That's nothing new and Indirect agents can do it...At least mine can. But there are some special promotions that Verizon allows certain customers to receive an early upgrade... the last one was to get them to upgrade to a Palm device that can only be done in a corporate store. This seems to be another promotion like that, but this time for any phone and its extended to Indirect Agents... Oh Ya about make some extra money today :)

13. je2345

Posts: 63; Member since: May 05, 2009

Correct gemini, but the Palm promotion is actually only redeemable by Premium Indirect Agents and not Corporate locations. Atleast that is what is it like here in the midwest.

15. zr1vette

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

ive been with VZW for years and ive never had to wait 2 yrs to upgrade. always been able to upgrade every 12 months or thereabouts.

16. jpdom201

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2010

Just spoke with a Verizon Rep. She confirmed the email exists and will be for select vzw customer's She was unable to tell me who will be eligible because her computer system wouldn't let her on that page. She also told me that certain phone will be eligible for an additional discount of $50 or $25. I don't remember all the phones but I remember the LG ally will have the $50 discount KIN 2-$50, HTC ERIS- $50, eNV Touch- $25 and some more phones I don't remember

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