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Verizon Plans to Discontinue 1-year Contracts Effective April 17

The bad news seems to be pouring in from all angles these days, doesn’t it?  According to the above document, Verizon will remove the option for customers to sign 1-year contracts effective April 17th.  Why on Earth would they do such a thing?  Well, because very few customers seem to ever choose 1-year deals, but more importantly, this will “streamline” the contract process and help reduce customer confusion.

It’s always nice of Verizon to help us decide what we want by removing choices.  Like when they eliminated 1-year upgrades and the NE2 program, cut out rebates, and tightened up warranty replacement rules, they were surely thinking of us, right?  My life feels super streamlined these days; thank you Big Red.

This will not affect those that are currently on a 1-year contract until their contract runs out.  From there, you will have the choice of a 2-year contract or a month-to-month.

Sound off!

Via:  Gadget U

  • Just lost the option for a 1-year contract upgrade.

  • Verizon Customer

    I think Verizon started early. I just tried to upgrade and the one-year option is gone. SMH….

  • pickle3782

    could i buy a new phone 1 year contract on the 16th, then when the incredible 2 comes out on the 21st, return it and get that, and still be on my 1 year contract?

  • Jay

    Is it just me, or is Verizon the new AT&T?! I remember when Verizon bent over backwards for you.. Now it seems I cant bend over cause they’ll stick it up my you know what! I’ve been a Verizon customer for many years now, left AT&T… But if they keep this up I might just move back to AT&T… ok maybe not but you know what I mean. Verizon stop being a bunch of greedy bastards and show us the love again!

  • il_sole_leone

    well I personally was planning to go to a 1-year contract in September but know I guess I have to hold onto my OG Droid until January and switch to another carrier. Damn shame since I have been a Verizon customer since before the merger.

  • Heathcliff

    I bought two Thunderbolts in the last week, to take advantage of a) the end of 1-year contracts; b) to ensure that the 4G unlimited data plan would be grandfathered in, when THAT is removed.