Should I upgrade now and Keep the NE2???

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    So what do you guys think..... heres my situation:

    I bought two D1's last January 10th... My line is currently elgible for upgrade today on that one year deal. My wife doesnt care for her D1 and wants a Incredible.... SO... with verizon getting rid of NE2 im planning on:

    Upgrading my line with the INC and activating it on her line (which the CS rep said i can do). Her line would then have a NE2 in 9/2012 & a 1 year upgrade that I can use 1/2012. I really want a Bionic, but I think it will be better to wait for 4g until 9/2011 when her line is elgible for upgrade... what do you think?

    1: Get INC now and have a upgrade avalible 9/11, 1/12, 9/12 and wait till 9/11 to upgrade to 4g on my phone.. or

    2: Dont upgrade now and have upgrades avalible 4/11 (when i upgrade my line on a bionic) and 9/11 and not have another until 4/13

    ...... decisions decisions.......
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    Your wife wants the Inc.? Get it now and save your marriage.
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    Yeah shes hated the D1 since I got it for her, she always complained it's bulky... Do I figured I would keep my, NE2 and one year ability to upgrade and pass on first gen 4G

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    From my understanding of the NE2 upgrade, no matter what you do, it is going away, if you get your new plan before 1/16/2011 you get that upgrade and that is it, if you wait till after 1/16/2011 you have I think 60 days to use it, and after that it will also be gone,

    I may have missunderstood the VZW tech person I was talking too and also the person at my local store, but that is what I got from it,
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    ^^^Copy and paste from the verizon upgrade thread in "Droid news" forum. Number 1 says that if you upgrade prior to the 16th you will get one more NE2 discount when you become eligible in 20 months.

    (from Beka's DX)
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    well it seems that I totally miss-understood who I was talking with, thanks for the clarification and great post,
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    Sounds like a poor business move on VW's part IMHO. Guess because it affects people like myself trying to avoid shelling out $600 on a phone every year or so. Of course there are many people who HAVE to have the newest thing out and would pay double if need be. Suppose that is what VW is banking on. I have one upgrade left then it seems. Am eligible now to use it but instead bought a used D1 and decided to save it for the Bionic. Have two other accounts that are on the NE2 program. Eligible at the end of this year and middle of Q2 of next. I take it that means those $100 credits will be lost and just will be able to get "promotion" pricing instead? Well thankfully there is Wirefly, Amazon, etc... I am sure there "promotional" pricing will be much better as it always is. dancedroid
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    Those existing lines SHOULD still get their NE2 discounts since the discount is actually a part of the contract. I have the NE2 discount as well, and I am expecting it to be given to me June of 2012 when I am eligible for it. As long as the contract was signed PRIOR to the Jan 16th cut-off, nothing should change.

    (Of course, we'll see when that time rolls around...)
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    Thanks Beka, like you said though. We will see how they play it lol.
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    I spoke with a fairly knowledgeable rep last night and he said as long as I do it before the 16th im bound by contact and have the annual upgrade on line one and two more NE2 contracts to use....

    Needless to say a incredible is going to be here tomorrow

    Sent from one of those missing Droids
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    So this would indicate that if you are eligible for an upgrade, you should use it before the 16th so that you get one more in 2 years. Is that correct?
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    IF you want a current phone and are not holding out for one of the new models.

    (from Beka's DX)
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    6 months and the NE2 is gone



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    For everyone? Even if is written into my plan?

    (from Beka's DX)
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    Yes ma'am. Not saying its right...I don't agree with it either.



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    So the two options are

    1: Upgrade before the 16th and use my NE2. then upgrade in 2 years and use my NE2 again

    2: Hold out for a phone after the 16th and use my NE2 once

    It seems like from a financial standpoint (not factoring in phones) its better to use the NE2 before the 16th to get another one, if I am understanding correctly.
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    That doesnt seem legal. I can see them informing you that your NEXT use of NE2 will be your last, but I cant imagine them being allowed to take off your new one if you are mid contract, since that is breaking their end of the contract.
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    From a legal standpoint, this seems much more likely. So if you get on contract before the 16th, you have one more use of it.

    "The New Every Program will officially end on January 16th. After that date, the New Every Two program will no longer be offered to new customers. Existing customers that are still on-contract will be allowed to use one more New Every Two upgrade, but will not be re-enrolled in the program after their next handset upgrade."

    source
    Verizon ends credit for New Every Two, reduces early upgrade window – Android and Me
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    I stand corrected



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    Ok. I've heard about every different scenario... Lol. Some reps are saying one thing, some are saying something else. I guess we'll see what happens...

    (from Beka's DX)