I kind of already posted about this.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
The bad news may not be "News", the offer of a discount on a new phone is "News".
Schuster, however, said that the company is compensating for this by offering DROID Ultra/Mini/Maxx users discounts on the Droid Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 - the former will be available for $524 ($100 off), while the latter will cost $334 ($50 off).
The offer expires on Thursday, May 19, and the promo code must be redeemed by Thursday, June 2. For more details, head to the Source 2 link below.