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Verizon ANNUAL upgrade and Wirefly

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Eddog4DROID, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Eddog4DROID
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    I know Best Buy is not able to process the 12 month (primary line) upgrades. Does anyone know if Wirefly or even Amazon can do this?

    I am thinking No will be the answer so Verizon makes you go direct.
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    Actually most indirect agents can do it. Best buy, walmart and the like are technically "National Retailers"

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    no the only ones that can process an early upgrade is verizon themselves.

    The authorized retailers cant even do an early upgrade you have to make sure you either goto a corporate store or call customer service.
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    Garrett you are incorrect. I'm a store manager for an indirect and we do them all the time.

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    So I take that for a 'no' on Wirefly then?

    Also, is it still just a $20 early upgrade charge?
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    $20 plus the obvious 2yr contract price and signing a new contract.

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    It doesn't ADD to what is left on your current contract, right? Or does it START OVER?
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    No it does start a new 2yr if you want to pay the lower price. Most places will sell you a 1yr contract but you will have to pay more for the phone

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    i tried to do one at several indirect stores and none of them could do it. Maybe some cant and some can....
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    Okay I should have amended my statement since there are various levels of indirect.

    Premium, Authorized Agent, National Retailer, Non-Exclusive, Sub-Agent and a couple more I think. Authorized and Premium can do annuals.

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    I assume these are Verizon Store only that you are referring to? and different levels of each?
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    Amazon cannot until 20 month mark and not a day before. Just ran round and round with them on this. Bit amazon prices and shipping r awesome. My dinc 79.99 free next day shipping.

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    Well there is Direct, or Corporate, stores. Then there are Indirect, generally either a privately owned company or one of the national retailers. The further up the Indirect ladder, the more they can do like a corporate. Premium is almost identical, Authorized has a few things they can't do, notably put things directly on the bill.

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    I think you are dancing around the point. Wirefly (and others) can process the 1 year upgrade. However, they don't offer it, because Verizon's compensation is so small ($hundreds less) that they can't offer any compelling savings with a 1-year upgrade.
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    While you are correct about the compensation being less, its not significant because you are still signing a 2yr contract, some places can literally not do it because its not part of their license from VZW.

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    So back to the question. Can wirefly do it?

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    They can but they don't.
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    You mean you can upgrade after a year? According to Verizon, I had to wait 1.5 years.

    Please tell me more.
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    Totally at Verizon's discretion. It's a partial upgrade, i.e., not a full subsidy -- just a discount -- and eligibility depends on your account, rate plan, payment history, etc.
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    whole lotta misinformation floatin around this thread.
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