Verizon's changes to its Edge program start today

Verizon's changes to its Edge program start today
A report published on Wednesday reveals that changes are coming today to the Verizon Edge update program, and the More Everything shared data plan. As far as Edge is concerned, Verizon is raising the number of monthly payments required to pay off the purchase of a new phone, to 24. That is up from the 20 months previously used by the carrier. To upgrade to a new device, Verizon Edge subscribers must pay off at least 75% of the cost of their current phone. Previously, Big Red customers had to pay back only 60% of the cost of their current handset, in order to update.

Edge customers whose plan with Verizon calls for them to receive 500MB to 8GB of data each month, will receive a $15 discount per line, up from $10. Those with plans higher than 8GB will continue to receive a $25 per line discount.

Changes have also been made to the More Everything Plan, as a new $20 a month payment option has been added. For that amount you get unlimited talk and text, and 500MB of data to share. $60 a month now buys you unlimited talk and text with 1GB of data. For a monthly payment of $75, the data portion of the plan goes to 2GB. All three plans charge $15 for each GB used that exceeds your data cap, and all three give you a $15 per line discount if you are a Verizon Edge customer.

The changes go into effect today.

via: DroidLife

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21 Comments

1. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Verizon, at&t,Sprint, don't worry T-Mobile will be happy to take your business away from you

5. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Wont be much and most people wont care. Their are reasons why Verizon and AT&T are so much bigger then T-mobile.

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Seriously, T-Mobile is cheap because their service is well... "Cheap". (Meaning shoddy service.) Everyone that I know that has switched from Verizon to T-Mobile have come back in less than 3 months. Now that says something.

12. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Actually T-mobile is putting the second largest amount of money into there network. I will not argue that Verizon has the best network but T-mobile is improving and is far better then sprint and faster then AT&T in my area. As long as you are in urban areas there service is great. I wouldn't ever do Verizon's edge plan with those terms. I'm glad I'm a t-mobile customer. Verizon just keeps killing customers with high costs.

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Nope. T-Mobile with all this money that they are putting into their network STILL is THAT far behind Verizon & AT&T. Something is NOT right there. I have said this before & I will say it again... UNTIL someone can ACTUALLY beat Verizon in coverage & be cheaper in price at the same time, only then is when I will leave them. Plain & simple. I am never willing to pay less to get less service. You pay for what you get, & with Verizon I get EXCELLENT service. I have no issues paying for what they offer me!

20. PullMyFinger

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Absolutely agree with you 100%

2. AtomicMe

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

^^ TMobile fanboy.

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

Or maybe it's just the truth. More net additions in the last year & a half than any other company. The numbers don't lie.

6. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Yeah numbers dont lie.. AT&T and Verizon are much more massive then T-mobile and looks like they will be for a long long time.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

No one's arguing that, but it's a very telling fact when a company less than half of the size of Verizon & AT&T is pulling in more customers. T-Mobile is clearly headed in the right direction.

10. vinnyb4202

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

T-Mobile is beefing up their towers and adding more thanks to spectrum they were given. I would not be surprised to see T-Mobile match or come close to beating out Verizon in the next few years. For what these mobile devices are, I believe the t-Mobile prices reflect what they should be, or closest at least.

13. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

T-mobile also runs fiber to all there towers and there towers are closer togather. I'm expecting big things from t-mobile.

4. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

just buy it at best buy at 0% interest

7. mmmym

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I work in a Tmo retail store and i love verizon. They are doing it so right that since august 1st i relieve them from customers non-stop. You can all debate who is better, but the amount of business im doing from now former verizon customers is staggering.

11. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Tmobile and Verizon serve two different customer bases. Verizon prides it self on its network and upp middle class or higher customers. Having worked for Verizon for 2 years some time ago now I remember them saying they don't want every customer. Tmobile prides its self on Value and if you live in an area where t-mobile has coverage and you don't travel alot then your all set. If you travel outside major cities alot then I would go ATT or VZW.

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I dunno. I worked in the wireless industry for about four years, and Verizon appealed to people who travelled a lot through or lived in rural.areas, since it was all the same network. Folks would go with at&t for a "premium" service (though cheaper than Verizon), especially with their larger (and, typically, better) phone selection. Sprint is for gullible folks or those who have to use a corporate phone that got suckered into having sprint; sprint was ok over a decade ago, but they're laughably bad now. T-Mobile is the large budget-friendly alternative to prepaid (though offering prepaid themselves) and operate like it, offering a small selection of phones that are likely to sell (either from desperation/settling or actual appeal) and keeping a healthy selection of flagships and unique alternatives (Sony and Nokia/Microsoft, most notably). As much as I'd like sprint to succeed from a home-state perspective, I'm eager to see T-Mobile far surpass them in mind- and marketshare, and break up at&t and verizon's duopoly.

14. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Phone Arena, your article has bad facts. You said, "Those with plans of 8GB or higher, will continue to receive a $25 per line discount.". This is WRONG. According to VW's web site, plans up THROUGH AND INCLUDING will get $15 off. Plans GREATER THAN 8GB will get $25 off. Please Update your article to be correct. If your way was true, the change would not have been so bad but it is not true.

15. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Verizon should lower there monthly access fees more.

16. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble!!!!!

17. Seriouspage

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

T-Mobile= Mitsubishi Verizon= Mercedes you are going to pay more. Verizon has paid consistently paid over 6 billion dollars a year to provide that Can you hear me now experience. When I drive outside of a built area where you can maybe get T-Mobile service. I have service with Verizon. Sprint offers unlimited data but only on their network, they don't have a network. People pay more for service for 1 reason they want to communicate. Verizon will never be a Dollar General carrier.

21. bosoxfan316

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

these changes in the edge plan although they make it longer to upg, they also cut the per monthly cost for the handsets down. iphone 6 goes from 35 dollars monthly to 29. If you were going to sign up for a plan for a family of 4 and pay 24 dollars less per month compared to the old way it makes it more appealing. Most people who sign up for this plan do it for the less money upfront and to avoid the upg fees. From working in a retail store we have seen edge agreements go up by a pretty wide margin.

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