Verizon's New Every 2 is changing to 18 months

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Verizon's New Every 2 is changing to 18 months
One of Verizon's most popular features and a certain way of maintaining a low churn rate is their New Every 2. Over the years it has changed, going from a flat $100 phone discount, to a $50 phone discount on plans over $34 and a $100 phone discount on plans over $79. Then this February it changed to a $30 phone discount on plans over $34 and a $50 phone discount on plans over $79. Customers could also "upgrade early" at 20 month, but starting next week the period will be changing to 18 months. So will Verizon be calling it "New Every 18 months"? Probably not. We just wish they'd go back and increase the phone discounts to what they use to be.

*Update - May 15: Some new information we have received specifies that the new 18-month period will be initiated as a test model for the Northeast region, applying to secondary lines only.

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25 Comments

1. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

will that apply to all the contracts or just new ones?

8. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Everybody who signs a contract after next week will be affected immediately. As they have done before in the past, all those who are currently in the system will have to have their upgrade date changed manually. In either case, everyone benefits.

22. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

More than likely this will take effect after a certain date and after y0ou have taken advantage of your current promotions, typically if your within 6 months of your new contract changes like these that could benefit you will become avaialbe. kind of like the VIP program. Sounds like its a great deal to me.

2. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

or they can increase the MIR, also. big red, please dont pimp me!!!

3. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

You'll be the first one pimped...

5. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

matter of fact; we all get pimped by our carrier. paying date plans, family share plans, unlimted this and that... they should be giving us customer, specially longterm customer, a larger phone discount. big red, big blue, sprint, and t-mo, all make bank with their plans. the discounts should be a lot larger. making good phones free, and not pieces of crap free. all the free phones are trash. phonearena... you hearing me about the TWITTER!?! BGR does it, why cant you?!

4. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

So they they let you upgrade 6 months before your contract ends, lowered the prices of most phones (especially online) and your still complaining PhoneArena? Nice. Soul, I imagine it will apply to all contracts. While it may technically only be new ones just call and be nice to the rep and I don't imagine they will have a problem honoring it. Pretty sweet deal all in all. Don't forget VIP customers get to upgrade every 12 months (without the extra credit of course but still 2 year pricing.) Does any other carrier allow you to upgrade that early and give a credit on top? Does anyone else even give a credit after 20 months beyond two year pricing?

14. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

yes with sprint you can upgrade your phone every 12 months if you have an individual plan of at least 69.99 or more and for family plans the main line get an upgrade every 12 months for plans of 99.99 or more. i think its a better deal than verizon plus the plans are cheaper.

15. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

Yeah I mentioned in my post VZW also allows customers to upgrade after a year if plan is 69.99 or more, single or family. I I didnt mention price though. And in general, at least online, VZW phones are cheaper and after you add in extra discount the phones become even cheaper.

19. killingthemonk

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2009

Actually, Fan, single line plans and primary lines on a family share, as long as they are more than 34.99 a month, get to upgrade annually. VIP customers get the annual upgrade with another $50.00 discount.

20. SilverPearl

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 08, 2008

It's 49.99/month or higher for annual "upgrades" for single and family share lines. I've yet to see any $50 discounts on 12-mo upgrades for VIP members, though... at least in this area.

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

awesome...verizon is probably doing this so people can buy the new and cool phones more often.

7. ravensfan55

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

AT&T's been doing the same thing for a long time, letting you upgrade every 18 months. You're still in a 24 month contract, but you can upgrade after 18.

9. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

but with vzw if your VIP you can upgrade annually! vzw is for me. i get 22% off from my plan (from work), & i get reception in the hospital were i work! iphone doesn't get any reception in here!

10. E2EKIEL

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 26, 2008

Quick question how do you get the VIP status with Verizon?

13. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i am the account holder and i upgrade annually too

16. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

Monthly access of $79.99 or higher for single and Family SharePlans®, Plan access requirement must be met for only one line on the account, On an eligible plan for the past 6+ months, 12+ months of service tenure, and Account is not 60+ days past due.

24. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Here we go people some posistives, 22% off? Whoa yeah! and Anual upgrades thats what Im talking about...Sprint what?

11. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

I love it how people feel that they're entitled to additional discounts. Its completely up to VZW to give you that extra discount towards the end of your contract. Look at the price differences between AT&T and VZW. The Bold is what, $399.99 BEFORE a mail-in rebate on a 2yr agreement and VZW's Storm is $199.99 on a 2yr agreement. VZW clearly has cheaper prices on their phones and people STILL have the nerve to bitch about not getting $100 off on top of that (not to mention getting a rebate on top of THAT too). If you dont like VZW pricing, go to AT&T and enjoy getting rammed from behind based from a price standpoint. :D

17. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

You have no idea, the NE2 isn't enough for most people, they want every phone we have to offer, because they've been good customers for so long with us. Regardless of the fact that we have to shut them off for non-payment every month, and they always want credits, they're still great customers... I am happy that we've moved the requirement up to 18 months, but don't expect this one to change again. VZW is putting the iron fist down about going above that. So if you have a week to go, remember, it's 6 months early already, so that 1 week does make a difference, and you will have to wait that 1 week.

18. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Whoops, I mean they want every phone we have to offer for free.

21. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

It just pisses me off that customers feel that should be greeted with a red carpet the moment they walk into the store. Me: "Um...no Sir, im sorry.....you have only been a customer with us since 2007 and you have been hotlined four times in the past year" Cust: "So what, I want a free BB storm. Otherwise I will leave Horizon (yup, they call it that) for Cingular" Me: (thinking to myself) "Good luck trying to find a Cingular store, dont let the door hit you on your way out"

23. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

You have a good ethic sir, you are right about a lot of things. You shoud post more.

12. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

already got my twit about imagines of the storm 2 from bgr! come on phone arena !

25. metalpoet unregistered

What verizon needs to do is if you are in a contract and ur 1 yr into it then all u should have to pay is the upgrade price with a mail in rebate, and then if u have had ur phone for 2 years then u should receive a 100 dollar instant credit. 50 bucks these days doesnt do much with the way pricing is going on the current"good" phones.

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