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Yes, Verizon’s New Every Two Program has Come to an End

This story seems to have popped up all over the place today, so we better touch on it even though it shouldn’t surprise any of the readers of this blog.  Back on January 4th, information was released to the blogworld detailing Verizon’s plans to axe their “New Every Two” program and replace it with a new 20-month renewal option starting on the 16th (2 days ago).  On that same day, we also received further information on this new upgrade policy, which included details on the cancellation of the 1-year upgrade program that was a part of the NE2 as well.  The news didn’t exactly provide the most up-beat of responses from our community, so we’ll make this quick.

As you can see from the screenshot above which we grabbed from VZW’s FAQ, the program is definitely over.  There are a lot of past tense terms used followed by a “fulfilling 20 months of your two-year term” comment which sums it all up.  Sorry folks.

Hello Best Buy’s Buy Back program and 1-year contracts!

  • kid rock tickets

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  • MK17

    I’m really not sure I understand all this. As far as I see 20 months is shorter than 2 months, the only thing you are losing is an extra discount on your new phone?

    I feel like I’ve been getting screwed all these years thinking the promotional price is a good deal???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NEOS2HO2ITOC6GKUN2Q4DZHZCA Daniel

    double post

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Kemple/16103780 Daniel Kemple

    so if i get this right this basically means they are no longer giving the $100 new phone credit to 2yr contracts (new sign ups or after current 2 yr expires)…am i right on this? Will they still offer 2 yr contract pricing?

  • Kenny Chesney Tickets

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  • Anonymous

    Anyone looking forward to this would have lost their unlimited data plan anyway, when you signed up for a new contract. For me, I will keep my X, keep my unlimted data, and most likely will avoid anything that might change my contract. I got into a former Alltel plan and have managed to keep that plan rolling for a few years now. I have 3 lines, more minutes than I can use, unlimted text, and unlimited data on all three lines for $125/month total after taxes. Keep your coupon, I will keep my plan and phones.

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  • kid rock tickets

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  • Motoxer

    Droid life sux!

  • 2013nader

    Should I use my ne2 quickly then?

  • scott

    dont be surprised if the contracts go away…

  • Anonymous

    And who do we have to thank for this? Why, the incoming flood of iSheep, of course.

    I declare tomorrow national haze an iDouche day. You Apple turds, THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS.

  • scott

    yea we still offer 1 yr contracts

  • Rodger

    wait so do they still offer one year conracts or no?

    • Iamsteventucker

      yeah they do, $50 extra for the phone

    • Iamsteventucker

      yeah they do, $50 extra for the phone

  • Algee

    I’m not finding information at VZ about the 1-year upgrades. I have been upgrading my 2 year plan annually and getting the 2 year price after 12 months rather than 24. In other words, I’m renewing for 24 more months after every 12 and getting a discount but NOT the additional new-every-two discount. Is this little move ending too? I don’t care about the $50 that much, but I do care about $299 vs $599.

    • Iamsteventucker

      There are no more annual upgrades at Verizon, which is what you were doing. You now can 1) Sign a one year contract, pay the extra $50 which is the difference in phone pricing for 1 and 2 year contracts, and get a new phone every 10 months at the new contract pricing or 2) Save $50 and upgrade every 20 months.

      • Algee

        I’m at 14 months. I wonder if they will let me add 1 year now and be on the 10 month program. I can’t imagine why they would, but I’m going to ask anyway.

        Thanks for the reply.

  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Freddy

    I think best buy paid off kellex. lol, j/k.

  • jason

    Doesn’t this constitute a significant alteration to your current contract which would allow you to cancel the contract with no penalty?

    • Iamsteventucker

      No because it doesn’t change pricing of your contract or any of its features, it only takes away a discount that no other carrier gives you anyway.

    • Iamsteventucker

      No because it doesn’t change pricing of your contract or any of its features, it only takes away a discount that no other carrier gives you anyway.

    • Shaun

      Ignoring the moron above me, the answer would be no. People who have a NE2 coming to them at some point will still get it, it only applies to new contracts after 1/16. They’re not altering your current contract, they’re altering the one after it.

      • Jason

        Ok if you want to call me a moron, however in the past when they changed their text rates by .01 per text that was sufficient to allow people to opt out of their contracts without penalty, I guess maybe you aren’t smart enough or been around long enough (thats my guess you are probably about 19 years old) to know that. As stated below this does not alter your pricing, but it does make a significant change to your overall contract.

        • Shaun

          No, you ARE a moron. The .01 change actually impacted the contracts. This DOESN’T. You’re grandfathered in until you use your current NE2, at which point you’re starting a NEW contract. There is NO change to the existing contracts, only new and renewed ones will be changed. Are you always this dense or is it only when you try to BS your way through contract law?

          And I also love your attempt to slam someone you don’t know over their age, which isn’t even relevant to the argument. Not only did you deviate from the original premise, but you also had to pull the deviation out of your ass. 23 years old sir, and I promise, quite a bit further along in contract law than yourself. (Not to mention basic logic.)

  • Mgrover

    So are we grandfathered in and it starts next contract or wat?

  • Trian1

    I am confused … New every two allowed you to get a free new phone once every 24 months, right? The new program allows you to get a new phone once every 20 months.

    Or did it allow you to upgrade on the beginning of your second year — the 13th month?

  • Trian1

    I am confused … New every two allowed you to get a free new phone once every 24 months, right? The new program allows you to get a new phone once every 20 months.

    Or did it allow you to upgrade on the beginning of your second year — the 13th month?

    • Anonymous

      The NE2 program allowed you to get an addition discount on top of 1 or 2 year contract pricing after almost completing your contract term (I thought it was 20).

      Now you just get 1 or 2 year contract pricing after you have completed at least 20 months of your currently contract.

      The other perk that I think was apart of this, the primary line was allowed to upgrade after just 1 year at 1 or 2 year contract pricing, which is also going away.

    • Muddy B00ts

      Yeah I was enrolled in the NE2 program. Basically if you ask in the store, they’ll give you the new contract price after 12-14 months (I think). If you waited for 20 months, they would give you an extra 30-50 bucks off.

    • Iamsteventucker

      New every 2 didn’t allow you to get a new phone for free. There’s no such thing as a “free upgrade” unless you’re getting a cheap phone and after 2 years your NE2 happend to cover the cost. Annual upgrades let you get a new phone at contract price every 12 months, but they no longer have annual upgrades either.

  • TekNiKal

    Big Deal. If you are a person that wants the latest and greatest phone, just save up for the non contract price. Saving $50 a paycheck, getting paid bi-weekly, will net $600 in six months. You will be able to switch phones, jump carriers, whatever the hell you want to do. Selling your old phone on eBay will accelerate this process.

    Or, do your research and make sure you can live with your phone for two years and no big deal either.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

      Umm this is just another way for Verizon to make another $30 or $50 off us, there’s no way to spin this as a good thing

  • Anonymous

    Translation:

    Dear Loyal VZW Customer,

    You may have heard rumors that we liked your money and didn’t mind pissing you off. This letter serves to confirm that those rumors are true. We do, in fact, enjoy pissing you off. We look forward to assisting you with your next purchase confident in the fact that a two-year contract ensures that your phone will be an outdated by the time your contract expires. In fact, we’ve already got an outdated phone coming on Feb. 10.

    Thanks again for letting us bend you over,
    The Droid Nazis

    • Gee

      Dear Pissy customer,
      Get over it. You can thank the hordes of I*hone toting wanna bes for this. While we would love to be able to offer you this program A**le will not allow adjustments to the price of their wonderful little device.

      PS. Good luck finding a credit to your new phone on a competitor.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, Apple probably would be just as happy if Verizon continued extra discounts on their phones. Verizon still pays [Apple] full price for each phone that it sells, they just are able to offer them to customers at a subsidized price as incentive for signing a big bad 2-year contract, where they (VZW) make the real money.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sad to see this go, but what stops me from buying a phone off of Amazon and coming to Verizon for a new contract?

  • EC8CH

    Carriers should be mandated by law to offer discounted monthly rates to customers who buy unsubsidized phones and we could put an end to all this contract prices Bull$h!t.

    • Anonymous

      While I wholeheartedly agree with you, I am afraid they’d just respond by ending subsidies altogether.

  • Anonymous

    total crap.

  • Chris Evans608

    Gay

  • Anonymous

    Best buy.. i love you..

    • EC8CH

      The emotion that comes to me most times I walk into a Best Buy is frustration… definitely not Love.

  • Anonymous

    :(

  • Anonymous

    Waaaaaaaaaahhh………

  • Anonymous

    Lame..