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…)
We left a question mark on that title because we’re not exactly sure if Verizon has meant to allow customers to keep unlimited data when upgrading or if there is simply a glitch in the system. But yes, at this time, a number of our readers (including us) have been able to walk-through the upgrade process on Verizon’s site and keep unlimited data while purchasing a phone at a subsidized (discounted) price.
Now that Sprint has joined the other three major U.S. carriers by making their early upgrade plan official, we felt as if a simple chart was in store to help display most of the fine print from each. And while we wouldn’t necessarily recommend that you participate in any of these outside of T-Mobile’s, we know that monthly payment plans are an attractive option for those who want to keep current data plans and upgrade often. So below, to help those of you in that category out, you’ll find a comparison of Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP!, and Sprint One Up. (more…)
Last week, we reported on a new Verizon special called Verizon Max that was going to launch for a limited time on August 25 for unlimited data customers who want to participate in Verizon Edge, the upgrade-often, month-to-month plan that went live yesterday. The deal, which Verizon hasn’t exactly announced or promoted publicly, is live as expected for those with unlimited data. (more…)
Shortly after T-Mobile (JUMP!) and AT&T (Next) revealed new upgrade-often, monthly payment plans, Verizon joined the party with Edge. We’ve already compared all three, essentially coming to the conclusion that the options from AT&T and Verizon are nothing short of rip-offs that double charge you for the same device, while T-Mobile’s is at least a somewhat fair choice. But no matter what we think, Edge (which is now live) is an option for those who want to upgrade often and also do not want to have to pay an upfront down payment. Edge will allow customers in good standing the chance to get a phone at a relatively low monthly price and zero down, other than the activation fee and first month’s payment. (more…)
Earlier this morning, we broke news on a new Verizon plan that will be introduced in the coming days called Verizon Max. At the time, we didn’t have all of the details ironed out, but after talking to sources of ours, think we know almost everything there is to know about a new tiered data plan aimed directly at unlimited customers. (more…)
Yesterday, a reader of ours pointed out a Tweet sent from the official Verizon Support Twitter account (@VZWSupport) that caught our eye as it related to those of us holding on to unlimited data. The Tweet mentioned to a customer that Verizon would soon be launching a promo for unlimited data users that included 6GB of data for only $30, and would also allow them to participate in Big Red’s new VZ Edge (early upgrade) program. We scrolled through hundreds of other Tweets from this account, but this was the only mention of such a deal. We even tried getting them to provide more info, yet they never responded. Sure enough this morning, the Tweet (which we have included below) has been removed from existence.
So what’s going on and what is this new promo? Well, we know a couple of things. (more…)
During the company’s Q2 earnings call this morning, Verizon CFO Fran “ShamWow” confirmed that they will offer an upgrade package in the future called VZ Edge. At the time, he wouldn’t dive into specifics, but Verizon has now officially announced “Verizon Edge,” and provided the basics in terms of details. As you know, we first reported VZ Edge earlier in the week. This announcement matches up to our information. (more…)