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Verizon Offering Extra Early Upgrades to Long Term Customers?

An email showed up in my inbox on Friday night from Verizon that seemed ultra-odd and wanted to share to see if anyone else was in the same boat.  The email let me know that I had been “rewarded” with an early upgrade on my main line, the same line that should not have been eligible until April 26 of 2012 (pictured above).  Now, normally with VZW 2-year contracts, you have to wait 20 months to upgrade, which I am clearly no where near.  So I’m not exactly sure what I have been “rewarded” for (maybe that I’ve been a long term customer?), but the timing seems nice knowing that the Bionic is potentially less than two weeks from becoming available, as well as the HTC Vigor.

Anyone else?

  • I didn’t get an email, but noticed while checking when my mom was eligible I’m eligible!!!! This makes me very excited and now I have to decide to “hold out” a little bit for something better or if I should just go with the Bionic.  I think I’ll see what HTC has to offer on their next device, but mostly the battery life on the bionic is making me drool.  I was due for upgrade in April as well, currently on DX

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, this is not unusual. It actually was VZW policy until the same time they got rid of the NE2 program. The primary line is eligible to upgrade after 1 year (those who signed their last contract prior to the expiration of NE2 get 1 more). After this one though, you will not see it again. My NE2 comes up around the same time as yours, but I can currently upgrade at the discounted price (see attached). And yes, my wife and I have the same device.

  • Quint

    I have been eligible for discounted pricing since 7/7… I am not otherwise eligible until December. I haven’t received an email about the change. My NE2 date is still jacked up. Supposed to be 12/6 but it is showing as 5/5/12 probably because of a canceled line.

  • Bahiahonda

    Yep, I got the same “reward” email a few days ago.  hmmmmmm

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  • Reginald Owens

    This is due to the Verizon Annual Upgrade program (which has now been discontinued). Under the original plan, if you had a phone plan that cost you $60 or more, you were eligible to receive annual upgrades in which you could go to Verizon, pay the sticker (new customer) price for a phone, and get it. Or, you could wait the 20 months and pay $25-50 less than the sticker (new customer) price for the phone. If your upgrade is due in April, then your annual would be coming due now. Note that by taking the annual upgrade, you do sign a new 2-year agreement from that date. However, you are grandfathered into your existing plan (meaning that you do not loose what you already have… sans annual upgrades). This isn’t anything new, but it is the first time that I have seen Verizon email people about.

  • Anonymous

    This happened to me a while back, well before my 20 months.  I called Verizon and was told I could upgrade my phone at a discounted price, but I would not get my loyalty discount (about $25) and I would have to pay an additional fee for upgrading in advance of my 20 months (another $25).  So, while I could get an early upgrade at a discounted price, I could wait and save an extra $50.

  • Composites2009

    Got the same Verizon offer; not officially due until March. Some deal, LTE phones were $700.

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  • Gregory Parker

    I received the same exact email and it is for real.  The catch is you can only upgrade through verizon which means you car gonna spend a couple hundred bucks on a phone.  They are not allowing people to early upgrade through best buy or any of those other places which blows. I do not find that to be a reward at all. 

  • Anonymous

    Could this be a ploy to get people to sign new contracts to agree to some of those fees that came up last month. Remember the article you posted about being able to cancel your account due to new unagreed upon changes?

  • I got one of these back when the thunderbolt was released but it was only good for the thunderbolt, no other devices allowed early update. and although i was told it was good forever the option disapeared after about a month and a half.

  • I had gotten one of these back when the thunderbolt was released but it was only an early upgrade for the thunderbolt no other options.  didnt use it.  so now im in my window to upgrade.  but was planning on the gs2 so probably wait for the prime now.  I also have a g2x on tmobile so no rush. but still use my droid for netflix(limited data on tmobile 🙁 )

  • Jeffwhite10

    Got my email this morning too! My upgrade isn’t due until July of 2012

  • Hmmm, this will definitely have me checking my email over the next few days.

  • I was eligible only after about 13 months on my line.. I signed in Dec 09″, and was eligible Jan or Feb 2011.  so i guess its normal 

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Jeyrivera89

    SSo… To stay on topic… I have received an email about two weeks ago by vzw offering an upgrade early and mine is in april 2012…

  • Themrjustinjones

    I want in on that. Not

    • Granted

      Do people still say “not”?

  • I’m allowed to upgrade 7/19/12, no special upgrade for me. Figures!

  • droidify

    As far as an upgrade…..I received the same thing and called verizon. I have been told by two different reps that the primary line is eligible for an upgrade every year at a discounted price although they won’t show you the price online. It is only available if you call customer service. That would explain why you received your notice 12 months from your contract date just like I did.

  • droidify

    As far as an upgrade…..I received the same thing and called verizon. I have been told by two different reps that the primary line is eligible for an upgrade every year at a discounted price although they won’t show you the price online. It is only available if you call customer service. That would explain why you received your notice 12 months from your contract date just like I did.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Dsim91

    I signed up with verizon for the droidx and I just checked I’m eligible for an early upgrade should I jump on something or wait I would hate for them to take it away

  • Crack Monkey

    I’ve been with Verizon since they bought out my small western carrier many years ago (nearly 12 I would guess) so If they want to give me an early upgrade I’d be happy to see it. I was talking to Customer Support recently to get a warranty exchange on my daughter’s Fascinate and they offered me an early upgrade but I said I was waiting for the Bionic. Who knows, maybe I’ll be waiting for the Nexus Prime (One can only hope).

  • none

    I’ve been with vzw happily for 7+ years. I didn’t get the offer. I’m not leaving my OG droid except for a Nexus or GED (hopefully on Verizon). So I don’t know if you might be extra special since you have a blog and they want the press…

  • none

    I’ve been with vzw happily for 7+ years. I didn’t get the offer. I’m not leaving my OG droid except for a Nexus or GED (hopefully on Verizon). So I don’t know if you might be extra special since you have a blog and they want the press…

  • Anonymous

    First, to the post, that is awesome and I hope that becomes availableto me. XD.

    Now to the idiots complaining about the adds, first of all almost all sites have them and I know this one pretty much always has. Its the best way to run a site and not lose money. If you don’t like them don’t look at them or use an adblocker, its that simple. You don’t have to complain about them, it just makes you look stupid.

  • Anonymous

    No ad here… I used an Android device. God forbid. Who would have thunk it

  • Duck Dodgers

    This thread has gotten off track. Who else has gotten an email like this?

  • Kyle

    I didnt receive an email, but upon logging in to my vzw account, it says i am eligible for an upgrade. But wyen i browse for phone, no discount is applied. I don’t know what is going on.

  • Anonymous

    The early upgrade was granted to me as well a a while ago (probably a proportional amount of time. I have not taken advantage of it however as I was waiting for the bionic or next SGSII etc to materialize. My guess is the upgrade is being handed out early because of VZW doing away with there current upgrade planpolicy for the new every two type deal. This gets people off of it faster without realizing they burning their last earlycheap upgrade i suppose. 

  • Bionicman

    I see a “Upgrade at a discount price” option under one of my lines but when i click on upgrade and then browse phones, they are all full price.

    • Granted

      Yep, same here. The site is retarded.

  • Chiguy77

    You are eligible for an early upgrade on 2 year contracts at 12 months.  You still get the 2 year contract plan on the new phone, but you have to pay a $35 early upgrade fee.  At either 18 or 20 months, you can upgrade without the fee.

  • guest

    verizon used to offer annual upgrades on any line over 59.99, if you are a main line you may still have that annual upgrade.my line is the main and i have been ready for an annual upgrade since july. also verizon is doing a promotion where if your  contract ends before dec 31st you can upgrade early to a smartphone

  • Guest

    This is a crock.  I have owned the OG Droid for almost forever, and they have yet to send me any early upgrades.  Granted I only have one phone line with Verizon, but I have had service with them since way before they were Verizon.

    Personally, I cannot wait for the end of the contract so I can give Verizon the boot for their over priced service.

  • Anonymous

    but wait, you sold out to t-mobile!

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  • Anonymous

    You have to pay $20 to take advantage of this early upgrade promotion. I’ve been with Verizon since 1997(well, a company that was bought a company that was bought by verizon)   but they still count it as 14 years, and I get this offer all the time. 

  • yeah this is definitely happening to me too!

  • Dalily21

    This is your final annual/early upgrade. Based on the date in the screenshot you last upgrade on 08/26/2010 which was before the NE2 early/annual upgrade programs went away. You would be eligible for the NE2 on 04/26. You were eligible for the annual upgrade on 08/27. This will be the last annual upgrade you have, then it would be the 20 months

  • T-30

    interesting that this was posted, i used my early upgrade to get the TB but online it says i got another upgrade in november! on the same line 😉 can’t wait for a new phone to drop

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had it for a while. I get two-year pricing on new phones, but if I wait till December I hit the 20 month mark and get more discounts. I’m waiting till then because the Prime and the Vigor should be out by then. =)

  • Guest

    Both of our lines have gotten early upgrades in the last year. Our primary line has gotten two of them. By early, I mean being offered an upgrade 4 months after the previous upgrade. Without asking. I *did* have to ask on the secondary line, but it wasn’t a problem.

    By the way, for ones thinking this is a trick to get you out of unlimited, it isn’t. Our last upgrade was straightforward, and I even asked about losing unlimited and they said I absolutely would not, and I didn’t.

  • Rjmjr72

    My line isn’t eligible til march but a month ago I was all of a sudden edible for a upgrade too

  • DaveIsAwesome

    Verizon is rewarding you for creating droid life. 🙂

  • djjsin

    upgrade date is May 2nd 2012, i didnt get a email

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see Verizon long time customers the option to upgrade early. Twenty months is too long for me to stick with one phone.

    I’m due for a new phone already after I signed a one year contract for my droid X. Normally I’d have a new phone already, but since Verizon took away one year contracts I’m keeping my money in my wallet. 

    Smart move Verizon. 

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see Verizon long time customers the option to upgrade early. Twenty months is too long for me to stick with one phone.

    I’m due for a new phone already after I signed a one year contract for my droid X. Normally I’d have a new phone already, but since Verizon took away one year contracts I’m keeping my money in my wallet. 

    Smart move Verizon. 

  • im not sure if this happened to me, but i think it might have. my sister JUST took my early upgrade to get the droid 3. when i went to best buy to upgrade my dads phone, i got a text saying my upgrade date was in 2013, but on the verizon site it says i can upgrade with discounted pricing. seriously tempted to upgrade even though i just got my droid charge

  • WinstonLane

    Uhhhmmmmmmm SOOOOOOOOO. What question did you want answered Kellex? F the Ads… Answer the question!  Sweet Baby Jeez!  

  • Craig Sullyee

    That has also happened to me about 2 moths ago I got one and am not suppose to upgrade untilled 2/00/2012, and it sucks cause 2 weeksbefore I paid full for a tbolt thinking I had another year to go, oh well bionic or vigor here I come lol

  • Thenew3

    From the comments, it seems as those who have upgrades available before May of 2012 are getting this early upgrade promo.

    I have an upgrade in July 2012, and do not see this early upgrade option.    Anyone who has a regular upgrade after June of 2012 get this promo?

  • Thenew3

    From the comments, it seems as those who have upgrades available before May of 2012 are getting this early upgrade promo.

    I have an upgrade in July 2012, and do not see this early upgrade option.    Anyone who has a regular upgrade after June of 2012 get this promo?

  • Anonymous

    wow ok is anyone going to talk about the actual article….i would love to upgrade my droid x to a bionic or thunderbolt!!

  • Dannyborst

    My dads upgrade is in april 2012 and he has a discount upgrade available now too. Strange

  • assman

    Me too.

  • That would be your “New Every 2”. You should have one more left

  • My main line is always eligible after a year, even though I sign two year contracts… my wife’s line is always a strict 20 months.

  • Well aren’t you special!

  • Eyeymnepo

    Has anyone actually shopped for a phone with this deal. We did not get the email, but our primary phone shows a very early upgrade now available. However if try to upgrade to a smartphone it shows no discount, if i go to a basic phone it shows a discount. Meaning they get me off of my unlimited data plan. Again I did not get the email, but my phone shows its available for an upgrade now well before it should. Will someone who got the email please try to look at the smartphone price you are offered. Thank you.

    • Les Prince

      Just checked mine and shows the discount on all types of phones and I did get the email in question but it looks like the regular annual upgrade for the primary line with the 2 year contract nothing special but probably the last time it will happen. My new every two is in 04/12. Used my last upgrade 08/10 for the D2 on it’s release date.  

    • Tamrd4

      Yes, I actually went to a Verizon store and asked if this email was sent by them and they said yes. So I picked out a basic smart phone (Samsung Gem) and it didn’t cost anything, even free activation. And they have a $100 gift card if you send in your old phone.

  • i can upgrade but at full priced phones…not suppose to be upgrade until 10/2012…still not updating for a $600-700 phone lol.

  • Disqus

    This must be different from the email I got from “Verizon” which was most definitely a phishing attack.

  • Disqus

    This must be different from the email I got from “Verizon” which was most definitely a phishing attack.

  • Anybody with a Thunderbolt get one of these emails?

  • Anybody with a Thunderbolt get one of these emails?

    • PSU_DI

      no email but I can get discounted pricing for what ever reason now.  I hope it isn’t a bug that they’ll fix at some point.

  • Jeremy

    I am in the same boat.  My main line was not eligible until January 2012, but I am currently now eligible for an early upgrade.  My account also says that if I wait until January 2012, I am eligible to receive an additional loyalty
    discount (whatever that means).

  • Anonymous

    This is likely just for specific phones, and not all phones.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    been a VZW user for maybe 15 years (before they were VZW) and I did not get this email and I am about 1 month shy of my NE2

  • c-money

    I didn’t get an email, but I signed into Verizon’s site to pay my bill and noticed I am eligible for an upgrade. Not supposed to be due until May.

  • Confirmed this to be true.. I have a Droid Incredible, and my 20 mo was supposed to be 04/2012, but now it says I’m eligible. Sweet!

  • Samvelavich

    whats with all the tmobile ads on a Verizon phone blog 0.o

    • Granted

      It’s called being a straight up whore.

  • I got the same email about 4 months ago saying the same thing with my phone not being eligible until Oct of this year. I think I might as well wait it out for the Droid Prime aka Nexus Prime and for that $50 credit I get when it’s time to upgrade.

  • Brian

    My main line is eligible in March. Verizon’s site says I can upgrade at a discount, just like the picture. When I actually try to, it shows all the phones at full price.

  • It’s so you can upgrade to an iPhone 5 or Droid Bionic, I think… AT&T has done this before with iPhone launches.

  • The problem is that you have to buy out of your existing contract for a small fee ($20) and it’s only good for the primary line.  

  • Anonymous

    I want to support this site Kellex, but you need to drop this full page ad crap immediately.. there are so many blog sites now that have identical information posted at the same time if not faster now, you’re not going to make anyone happy with this crap

    • Interstellarmind

      go to those other sites, then.

      kellex – the time you put into this site, and information for loyal droiders and andy enthusiasts is well aprreciated, and if you wanna make some $$ to cover cost (or even make profit) that is totally within your right. as long as the information you provide keeps coming with the high standards it’s always in, you could put up as many ads as you want, i’ll still keep refreshing this site.

      • Interstellarmind

        like if you agree!

        • Anonymous

          Same problem with Facebook – there’s no ‘disllike’ button…

        • Anonymous

          i cant believe this!! me and my sister just got two i-pads for $42.77 each and a $50 amazon card for $9. the stores want to keep this a secret and they dont tell you. go here, EgoWìn.com

      • Anonymous

        So true Interstellar……Kellex it all good we know you need income as do the rest of us. If there are those that dont like it they can go somewhere else!

      • Anonymous

        I don’t mind ads, but this new full page stuff is ridiculous, obnoxious, and annoying.  I come here because it is better than the other sites, but this is a serious con against that adjective.

      • If you are going to complain or dont want ads then donate, also remember kellen is reworking both sites right now so calm down.

        Scroll down the bottom of the page for the donate http://www.droid-life.com/about/

      • Gfromyard

        Interstellarmind, you got it right brother. I agree with you wholeheartedly. To ABerry5. Where were all these other “Many blog sites” back when Droid-Life first started giving us information on rooting/unrooting, etc? Since it’s obvious that you’re not a loyal supporter of this site, then please move on to your other blog sites. Never bite the hand that feed you. 

    • Gotta pay the bills.  Props to DL for taking advantage of an opportunity.

      • rene

        WHY DON”T YOU ALL GET A LIFE ,AND PISS OFF !

    • Anonymous

      I barely even noticed there was an ad until you said something about it.  That being said, I looked, saw it was a T-Mo ad, decided it wasn’t anything I cared about, and moved on with my life.

      *shrug*

    • Anonymous

      Chrome + Adblock = no problem
      Not saying anything bad about the ads, just saying.

    • bkosh84

      I noticed it at first.. The stopped looking at it since the main content is in the center of the site.. Now if it turned into Gizmodo… We’d have a problem…

    • Anonymous

      They have to make money somehow. Install Adblock if it bothers you that much

    • Bfolks

      What ad? I use Firefox with AdBlock Plus. Problem solved.

      • Anonymous

        Here here =). Also, there’s a Chrome version as well.

      • Amen to that

      • Haha yep. I wasn’t even aware of these full page ads.

    • Anonymous

      yeah Kleenex

      • Granted

        Firefox is wonderful in that department. Although version 6 made quite a few things incompatible. But I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

    • Anonymous

      yeah Kleenex

    • Mike

      There are ads on the internet? Oh, you probably don’t use Firefox. Give it a shot.

      • Anonymous

        chrome does it too brah. hell, even IE has adblocker addons lol

        • Firefox’s adblock is leaps and bounds above chrome’s
          Can’t comment on IE9’s

    • Anonymous

      ad blocker broseph

    • Anonymous

      Dont worry Kellex I shall dispose of this ABerry5 very shortly… hmmm gas shower or oven? decisions decisons….

    • Droidman

      how do you propose they pay the bills then? by your donations? yea right!

      • Droidman

        i also dont see anyone with a gun to your head, making you log on to here!

        • Yeah but if he doesn’t log on here, Kellex doesn’t make money.

    • Anonymous

      Amazing how some people who get something for free…want the provider to do it for free. Enjoy inaccurate and un-trustworthy information somewhere else.  I trust what I get here…I can endure a couple of ads here and there.  I hope you’re making a good clip here Kellex!

      Peace!

    • Granted

      You sir are correct. Glad to see some other intelligence here.

  • EC8CH

    Ha! They’re just trying to get rid of old i*hone4 stock that isn’t moving 😛

  • meth feld

    wow…..sprint has been doing this for years….I wonder if verizon is getting a bit worried about retaining customers now that sprint will have apple product?

  • Anonymous

    I think I’ll just wait until January anyway.

  • John

    This looks like the Annual Upgrade to me. Look at the date of the upgrade listed. It is almost 8 months into the future. Sounds like Annual.

  • Nexpos

    I’ve been a customer for 8 years and not once have I ever gotten an email like this! How long does it actually take?

    • Anonymous

      it’s for customers 9 years or longer 😉

      • Thenew3

        I’ve been a customer for over 10 years, since before they were verizon wireless.  I have over 5 lines on the account during the entire time but I still didn’t receive an early upgrade 🙁 

  • Anonymous

    They should have a Fourth Window with the Nexus Prime!!!  😛

  • Anonymous

    nothing here.  i do intend to walk into verizon on sept 8 and prod a sales person to help me out.  my droid’s limping at this point.

  • i received mine recently too. 1 year after i renewed

  • Sorry, double post.

  • For those who haven’t received an email, I would just contact customer service and make a stink about it, especially if you’re a long-time customer.

    Of  course, you’ll need to ask for a supervisor and sit on hold for some time… but it can’t hurt to try!

  • Anonymous

    Wow…if that is the case for me, as well, I’ll definitely be getting the Bionic soon.

    But it’s pretty much doubtful. Will have to check.

  • Putnam9955

    They are getting rid of the new every two program

  • Putnam9955

    They are getting rid of the new every two program

  • Rp780

    Both my wife & I received $100 gift cards from Verizon  last week. We’ve been subscribers since the 90’s.

  • Dan

    I wasn’t awarded or told that I had an upgrade but I had 3 eligible lines and 1 not (it was eligible in April). Over the phone I was not able to upgrade, needed a supervisors auth and i wasnt able to get that. Online I was able to with no explanation. In the store I was able to and was told because it was the primary and could do it for $20. 

  • I was rewarded back in March when I wasn’t due until this November (about an 8 month boost).  Been a VZW customer since mid 2008, so not THAT long-term.

  • Kellen, dude. I love your blog but that first sentence gave me a headache.

    • Mr.Joe

      These Tmobile ads are giving me a headache. 

      • Adblock Plus takes care of it.

        • Jay

          yes it does, thanks for the suggestion

    • John

      lol ya. i had to double take on that one too. 

  • Bewara2009

    Verizon give me a 100.00 for being a value high customer. Check should be coming soon 🙂 

    • Bewara2009

      High value Customer “

  • Matt Brady

    Got that email about a month ago and I have a Droid X, had it since July last year. I think it might have to do with phasing out the NE2 people, since it’d be our last discount on a new phone we’d be giving up.

    The NE2 discount doesn’t move up with this upgrade, mines still 3/2012…so it forces you to give up your “extra” discount in order to get a new phone earlier. Meh, I like getting $100 off a phone…got my Droid X for $99 at launch because of that.

  • I got a rock…

    I have had the same phone number since it was Bell Atlantic Mobile and I have *never* been offered any kind of “long time customer” deal.

  • ScottfromGA

    F-balls…I upgrade mine on 01-05-2012….but it doesn’t say I can get a discounted upgrade.

    oh well…Bionic dreams just got ba-looshed…..

  • Gobias

    You just started a shit storm of epic proportions with this thread.

  • Champlification

    I got the same email right around the same time my wife’s(secondary) line was eligible for an upgrade(8/26/11).  When I go to verizonwireless.com and log in, it tells me I still have until 11/18/2012 to upgrade the main line.

  • Idiopos

    No emails here and I’m with VZ for over of 10 years. Maybe they are trying to face out 3G phones or they wants you to change to the new data “blocks”.

  • PSU_DI

    No email, but just checked my account and sure enough my wife’s D2 can get a discounted price on equipment, but the NE2 isn’t till 04/13/2012

  • Andrewgrant

    got that back in july when my contract hit the one year mark

    • same here. Been holding on to it myself. I want to play with the HTC Trophy since it can be had for free, but I’d rather use it towards a better phone.

  • Its likely to try and get you to to upgrade so they can try to screw you by putting you on the teired data.

    all my friends who have upgraded recently had their unlimited data changed to teired data and had to call up corporate to fight them to change it back to unlimited data

    • Jorshasaur

      This.  Verizon has been trying to take away mine and my friend’s unlimited data since they dropped the plan, be vigilant folks whenever you change a device.

      • The only way you lose your unlimited data is if you choose to, or switch to a non smartphone. I highly doubt Verizon is “trying to take away” your unlimited data. If you upgrade you keep your data, if you do nothing you keep your data. Pretty simple

        • bjvman

          i got the email and it said that you have to start a new contract and a new data plan

        • whether purposeful or not, it seems alot of people are being “automatically” switched to teired data when switching phones, whether its a new phone upgrade, or a warranty swap and then are having to fight verizon (several times in some cases) to get the unlimited data back.

          i was at my friends house when he was on the phone with them after they switched him to teired data when he switched to his warranty replacement phone and the person on the phone just kept telling him they don’t offer unlimited data anymore. and she fought to get a supervisor on the phone.

    • We just upgraded my wife to an iPhone 4 a couple weeks ago and she still has unlimited data.  My feeling is: once you have it, you have it unless you are forced to change plans or unless they change plans.

      • yes you are correct, but for some reason they are just putting people to teired data. it happened to 2 of my friends who upgraded to new devices and another who switched due to a warranty claim. the other 2 got it sorted out but the friend with the warranty claim is having the most trouble switching his and his contract started fall of 2010.

        makes me sorta not looking forward to upgrading since it seems ill likely go through headaches dealing with verizon trying to screw me over.

  • PLEASE VERIZON. PLEASE VERIZON. PLEASE GIVE ME THIS!

  • PLEASE VERIZON. PLEASE VERIZON. PLEASE GIVE ME THIS!

  • M

    I hate Verizon there smug attitudes the way they treat there customers. If it wasn’t for the coverage i would drop then in a second. I have been with them since 2004 Now that they took away new every two, annual upgrades, it just seems like they are giving there customers the GREAT BIG F You Just my 0.2  

  • Isn’t That The Annual Upgrade? For The Primary Line?

    • Tjhoge

      Yeah. That’s just the standard early/annual upgrade for a primary line on a family share plan. It’ll be your last early up though….VZW did away with those after this.

      • PowerTools

        Yes, it is a smaller discount than a New Every Two discount.  I seem to recall that it was $20 less than NET.

    • Granted

      I’m long term as hell, and I haven’t seen any emails like this.

  • Jonathan Tversky

    I haven’t gotten an email, but i noticed when I paid my bill that it said I was eligible for an upgrade, even though i should not be eligible until April of next year.

    • Granted

      Yeah mine said the exact same thing when I paid a bill, but on my profile, still says March 2012.

  • x10

    I got the same thing…i’m very happy considering my droid 2 has a spiderwebbed screen….hioooooo!

  • Retrokid223

    i hope i get one, i would use the upgrade on nexus prime (if legit) and give my mom my charge (she has a fascinate)

    • Connor Moore

      Lol I’m in the exact same situation. My mom has a fascinate and I have the charge and I’m planning on getting the prime regardless of an early upgrade. (Not that I wouldn’t welcome the discounted price)

  • Anonymous

    My primary is already eligible (waiting for Bionic), but my wife’s line isn’t up till November, still saying upgrade at full price. =(

  • OMJ

    what was the subject of the email….wanna be able to search my spam

    • Anonymous

      Congratulations! XXXX, you’re being rewarded with a new phone of your choice. Check it out!

  • We’ve been with Big Red for 13 years. We got no such email. However, by their books we’re only here for about 3 months, since we switched the primary account holder to get a work-related discount. Also our main line has been due an upgrade since May, so I guess it’s not even close to a surprise that we didn’t get the email.

  • Dwill1970

    It might be your last annual upgrade.  I didn’t get an email, but I’m not eligible under the current program of 20 months into your contract until March, 2012, but because my plan was expensive enough ($49.99 or higher for voice) I can get my last annual upgrade now.  Their old program used to allow customers spending $49.99 or more each month on voice to get a new phone every year at upgrade pricing with just a simple re-extension of your existing contract, but they canceled that earlier in the year (along with new every two) and are allowing their customers already under contract prior to then to use it one more time.  So I’m in the same situation but will be getting upgrade pricing on my bionic.

  • Chris

    My girlfriend got the same

  • i would love to get one to trade in my thunderbolt for the vigor

  • Alexa White

    My 2 year renewal would be at the end of June 2012.  I got an email right before the removal of the unlimited data plans this summer telling me I was eligible for a new phone.  I’ve been with Verizon since 2001 or 2002.  The email I received didn’t say anything about being a reward (that I remember), but I thought it was a move to get me to change plans and move to a non-unlimited plan with a new phone.

  • Larry Mao

    Hey Verizon, where’s my e-mail?

  • Dkon88

    Since owning the OG Droid I keep waiting and waiting for the next big thing, worried that if I use my upgrade Ill miss out.  3 years later and I know people who upgraded to DX and still had 2 more upgrades with promotions and deals like this mentioned.  I want a new phone now but if Prime comes out in October I will be in a jam.

    • Anonymous

      3 years later? the OG Droid was launched in October of 2009

      Your wording is really confusing…

  • Irie5447

    Verizon has an early upgrade that most people don’t know about after one year.  You have to sign a new 2 year contract and you get phone at upgrade pricing.  I do this every year!

    • Anonymous

      They removed the 1-year deal at the beginning of this year.

      • Some People Are Grandfathered In For Their Last Time? I’m Still Upgrading People On The 1-Year Upgrades

  • Customer since 1999, but I didn’t get an email. Probably because I am already eligible for an upgrade.

  • Anonymous

    i’d love this to happen for me…it’d be great to NOT have to spend $600 bones on a bionic outright, but if it has to happen then it has to happen & i’ll just use my upgrade price on the dinara when it drops next year 😀

    p.s. i’ve been on verizon almost 8 years now and no email 🙁

  • Jason

    I got the same thing … currently am on a Droid X

  • How long term is long term??

  • Teng247

    ive been a long time customer but i didnt get any email…