Yesterday, Verizon told us that they were simplifying the Edge upgrade and payment experience by getting rid of the plan’s requirements that ask you to wait 30 days and pay off 75% of the phone in order to pick up a new phone. The new version of Edge, which goes into affect on May 31, only asks that you pay the phone off in full before upgrading. Sounds simple enough, right?
It’s simple all right, but it also completely kills off any form of an early upgrade at Verizon. (more…)
Verizon announced a new change to their Edge program this morning that affects the timing for your upgrades to a new phone when signed up for Edge. Starting May 31, participants in the Edge program will be able to upgrade “at any time after their prior Edge device is paid in full.” (more…)
On October 16, Verizon has a few changes to introduce to its Edge monthly device payment plan and a couple for its MORE Everything plans. According to multiple sources, we are looking at a bump from 20 to 24 monthly payments on Edge, a higher percentage of the device needing pay-off before an upgrade can occur, and bigger per line discounts if on Edge. Verizon is also adjusting its single line plans, moving them back to their original $60 and $75 price points.
Below are the details. (more…)
Yesterday, Verizon quietly introduced a brand new single line plan that certainly isn’t the worst deal you will find in the wireless industry. At $60, the new plan offers unlimited talk and text along with 2GB of data per month. You can lower that rate further by buying a new phone through Verizon’s Edge device payment plan and shave off another $10, bringing your monthly service bill to $50 (plus the Edge payment). (more…)
You may not have realized this, but Verizon killed off their Device Payment Plan on July 13, the same day they extended Verizon Edge to include tablets. The Device Payment Plan (DPP) has been an option for those looking to avoid Edge, but more importantly, for those looking to keep unlimited data plans, as it allowed you to buy a full-priced device and spread the cost out over 12 monthly payments instead of 20 while also leaving your current data plan intact. It wasn’t the best deal in town, since it included a $2 per-month fee, but again, it was an option for those with unlimited data plans who didn’t feel like forking out $600 up front for a new phone. (more…)
Yesterday, Verizon added tablets to its monthly device payment plan, also known as Edge.
With tablets on Edge, you are looking at the same deal as you would get with phones – no upgrade fees, full device value split into 20 equal monthly payments, and the option to upgrade once you have owned the device for 30 days and have have paid off 60% of it. As you can see from the screenshot, devices like the new Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet are already included. Verizon also sells the Galaxy Tab 4, G Pad 8.3, Nexus 7 (2013), Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, and all of the iPads. (more…)
Verizon tweaked their EDGE plan beginning June 1 to take the number of monthly payments for a device from 24 months down to 20 months. They also changed the percentage you need to have paid off before you can upgrade, raising the amount from 50% to 60%. These moves bring them close in line with AT&T’s Next plan, which uses a 20-month/60% ratio as well. (more…)
Remember Verizon Edge, Big Red’s device monthly payment plan that allows for early upgrades? It’s OK if you forgot about it, since it’s not exactly the best deal in tech. Either way, it’s still around and asking people to essentially pay for a phone twice since Verizon hasn’t removed the subsidy cost from any of their wireless plan prices (like AT&T has already done in response to T-Mobile). Without calling it a blatant “two-timing rip-off,” I’ll let you decide after reading the comparison we put together a few months back. But if you were looking for Edge-related news on this beautiful MLK Day morning, we wanted to point out that Verizon made one tiny change to the plan over the weekend that will allow participants to upgrade earlier than had previously been announced. (more…)