[Breaking] Verizon Will Be Changing Edge Program Features

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  1. dgstorm

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    Thanks to a trusted source, we have some new intel regarding Verizon's Edge program. Apparently Big Red will be making some changes to it. Here's what we know:

    What do you guys think of this new move from VZW?

    Thanks for the tip, jackiescivic!
     
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    Is there any documentation on this?

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    I think the 24/50 was a better deal than everyone thought including Big Red so they had to make a change.
     
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    The "edge up" upgrade time doesn't really change....with 20 months vs. 24 months means you pay a little more each month.....and 60% of the phone should still be about halfway through......am I right or wrong? :-/

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    To answer your question... this is hot insider info and hasn't made it to press yet. There is no official word just yet.
     
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    On a $600 dollar phone this changes the payment from $25 to $30, but it will still take 12 payments to reach the upgrade point. To me this makes the edge plan a bit less appealing.
     
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    It's still a lousy deal. (IMHO)

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    As I was lead to understand, 20 bucks of your Verizon bill is already to pay for hardware without an edge plan, that's why they offered subsidized phones to start with. 20 x 18 months is 360 bucks plus a subsidized price of 300.00 means you paid full retail for a phone. And you keep your old phone.

    On the edge plan, they give you a 700 dollar phone, you are already paying 20 bucks in your bill for hardware, now they add on another 25 or so for the edge plan and you are now paying 45 a month for hardware. 45 x 10 months (halfway through) is 450 dollars and they will be kind enough to let you pay them 300 dollars more AND give them your old phone to get a new one.

    If my numbers are anywhere near correct the edge plan is a sucker deal.
     
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    When you "Edge up" you don't have to pay an additional amount......you just trade your phone and start over......am I wrong?

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    We were given a $25 per line per month discount so we are not doubling the payment. The advantage of the edge plan is being able to upgrade every year and not being tied to a contract.
     
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    Isn't it $25 a month only if you have more than 8gb of data? I thought under 8gb it was only a $10 discount?
     
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    Yes. We are on a 12 gig plan and get the $25 discount
     
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