Verizon Will Pay Up to $650 Per Line To Switch from Another Carrier

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  1. dgstorm

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    The latest promotional from Verizon is suggestive that they are feeling at least a pinch from their competitors. Big Red is now offering up to $650 per line to get customers to switch from another carrier. This promo is obviously very similar to those offered by Sprint and T-Mobile.

    The Verizon version of this promo is called "Stuck on the wrong network?", and it's surprisingly simple. To take advantage of their offer, you will be required to do a few things:
    1. Port your number over to Verizon
    2. Purchase a 4G LTE smartphone on a Verizon device payment plan
    3. Trade-in your old device from the carrier you are leaving
    Verizon then calculates and pays you back based upon either your early termination fee (ETF) or device payments owed from your previous carrier, subtracted from the device traded in. They will then send you a VISA prepaid card with that balance after 8 weeks.

    There is one other requirement. (Of course you knew there was a catch right?) You will be required to keep the line active for no less than 6 months from when you start. We can't blame them for this one, considering their initial outlay for this program.

    Just in case we missed any of the details, here's a link to Verizon's description of the offer: Switch to Verizon | Verizon Wireless
     
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    Wow carriers are doing anything now-a-days just to get you to switch. It used to be once you told someone you're in a contract, they left you alone.
     
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    How about carriers do a customer loyalty service, oh wait nvm...
     
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    Why make your life easier when they can milk you for all you're worth? All of the major companies are like psycho girlfriends. They look promising at first, but once they've got their hooks in you, they will bleed you for everything they possibly can.
     
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    So unless you want to go el-cheapo on the phone, this basically is just picking up your cost to change service.

    That's not an incentive, that's removing a disincentive that might otherwise prevent someone from switching.
     
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    maybe they're trying to get back all the people that left when they raised the UDP prices
     
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    I'm on TMobile and would consider it except how much UnCarrier data I use on TMobile. I stream Google Music every time I'm in the car. Last time I checked the actual data going out of my phone, that was many gigs. I was on unlimited LTE with TMobile but my wife lost her job earlier this month so we downgraded to 2GB per month each to save money. Without those UnCarrier bits that lets me stream music without counting towards my cap, I'd go over and good luck doing anything on Edge service.
     
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    Do anyone thinks this is a good deal compared to similar offers from Sprint and T-Mobile?

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    They are all about the same.. It's a good deal if you don't mind getting locked into a contract for 2 years. If you do, then you're better off buying your next phone outright.
     
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    I must've missed the fine print. There's no option to upgrade early?

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