Bionic soon, early upgrade possible?

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    Hello,

    Like everybody else, I have been following the Droid Bionic for quite a while now. Also, like most of you with an OG Droid like me, the phone is starting to freeze/crash/do odd things, so getting a new phone is pretty high up on my list of things to do. The thing is, my NE2 discount is due up 10/25/11, and I would love to get the phone when it comes out. So is there a way to upgrade early anymore? My phone is just not cutting it and I don't exactly have the money to buy a full-priced bionic (probably $650+).

    TLDR; Phone dying, need a new one, can I upgrade early? Even if it gets rid of my NE2 loyalty discount?
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    all you can do is call *611 and ask.
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    Call 611 and ask but they're probably going to give you a resounding no
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    My upgrade discount became available the beginning of July, but I distinctly remember getting an email from Verizon at the beginning of June, saying that I could upgrade early. I don't know if I was receiving some sort of special treatment, but I was holding out for the Bionic (still am too! grrrr!!) so I didn't take advantage of the early upgrade/contract renewal offer.

    I'd ask... what have you got to lose? what have they got to lose? You're going to upgrade eventually, so if I were them I'd prefer to take your money now rather than later. :)
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    Yeah. I figured it is damn near the upgrade time anyways so why wouldn't they want to grab my money?
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    I guess you'd better play the Bionic Arena game 4x a day... and win...
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    I'm in the same darn boat. My upgrade is on the 12th, but I want the Bionic now.

    I plan on giving my wife my newly replaced and well working D2. I'm just impatient :)
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    So my answer is pretty much "call, but they probably won't".

    Which means stick with my dying OG Droid for another month and a half.... =(
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    I say you call and ask and when they say no, you say "Okay, well I guess I can handle two cell phones bills for a month while I switch carriers... what's the cheapest plan I can downgrade to for my last month?"

    might not help, but it shouldn't hurt either...
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    You should be able to, but won't get your extra $50 off if you are primary account holder.

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    When my touchscreen died, they looked at my upgrade date of 10/18 and said they could offer me an early upgrade. This was on Aug 25th.
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    Two years ago, I walked into a verizon store, with my blackberry curve that was being held together with duct tape and a prayer, one week before my NE2 was going to kick in. No dice. I tried calling, but still no luck.
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    Ok, so it seems to be hit or miss. I guess there is no hurt in trying. What's the best way to go about it though? Should I go to a Verizon store first or just call?

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    Also, for anybody who has actually done this, how does it work? I mean, if I call and they can do it, do they just change my upgrade date to open?

    PS: my phone crashed 2 times while trying to type this.

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    If they do let you your new upgrade date will be the day you upgrade + 2 yrs.. so yes it will change..

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    I upgraded 1 week early at Costco for a Charge. Wish I had waited for Bionic.

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    I think you have a good chance of getting them to allow an early upgrade.

    When the Droid 1 was released I was 4 or 5 months away from an upgrade. I just sent them an email, told them my WinMo phone I had was barely functional and I was very interested in upgrading to the Droid when it was released. A couple of days later they agreed and changed my account to reflect that I was ready for an upgrade.

    I think it can depend a little on your status with them - I have been with them for 10 years and paid mostly on time.

    I would definitely contact them and explain the situation - part of what we pay extra for with them is good customer service.
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    Picture removed-- user info!

    This is how the early upgrade works. I'm going to email VZW and see if they can move my date up to Sept. 8th.
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    i made the call a month ago when i saw that my verizon app said i could get an upgrade.The rep said i could get the upgrade for the 299.99 for the charge or any new phone coming out at the same price.The rep also said i could only use it at a verizon corp store.so no you cant go to costco or bestbuy or any other third party.I am in the same boat as you my upgrade is 10/15 so im not sure if im going to get it day 1 or wait to get my extra 50 bucks.:)
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    Just go to the store and get it day 1 if you want it as bad as i do!The smart thing to do is to wait for your any 2's 50 bucks and get it from costco with there 90 day return just in case this nexus phone is as awesome as it sounds.
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