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Catsmeow130
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I am eligible for an early upgrade with Edge. Will I recieve the upgrade price on my new device?

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Snn5
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Phones on Edge are full price paid over 24 months or less.  Early Edge upgrading is only to a specified-by-Verizon phone.  It may not be the model you hoped for.  To receive the upgrade discount, you'd need to complete your contract and then renew a new 2 year plan.

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Re: Early upgrade
Snn5
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Phones on Edge are full price paid over 24 months or less.  Early Edge upgrading is only to a specified-by-Verizon phone.  It may not be the model you hoped for.  To receive the upgrade discount, you'd need to complete your contract and then renew a new 2 year plan.

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mama23dogs
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If you are eligible to EDGE up, you have to turn in your working phone and enter into a new Edge agreement.

An Edge installment plan is not a 2 year contract agreement on your line.

Early Edge is when you are currently on an incomplete 2 year contract and want to upgrade.  As mentioned you have two phone to pick from.  If you want to choose your phone, wait until the 2 year subsidy agreement in done.

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Snn5
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2 phones to choose from?  When did that start?

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mama23dogs
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Dont know.  If you early Edge, you have to pick from Droid Turbo and another phone, don't remember what it was.

this is for people who haven't completed 2 year subsidy plan.  Not the same as Edge up, which is for people on the Edge plan already and want to trade in current phone to upgrade.

just try and find any straight scoop on  Early Edge.

and because the Edge plan has changed so much since it was introduced, what is true for one date range isn't for another.   Pain in the rear.

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mama23dogs
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Another thread on the subject...

Early Edge???

I'm a Samsung kinda girl.  I would wait.   

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Snn5
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Nothing out there right now worth paying full price for.  No matter the option.  Not with new devices coming up.

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elliew
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With monthly discounts available on the MoreEverything plan to offset the Edge payments you wouldn't be paying full price for the device. Monthly Edge pmts of $24.99 and a monthly edge discount of $25 pretty much equals a $free phone. Lower plans have the $15 discount but the final cost is still much less than full retail.

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Snn5
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Well, you still pay full price for the phone, you just pay less for the plan, which isn't a good thing if you cancel your Edge agreement early.

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mama23dogs
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That's one way of looking at it.

Since these installment plans are only about a year and a quarter old, this is how I see the whole thing...

We have always been paying for our phones.

In fact, we may have been over paying for years.  For years we paid something up front, or sometimes got the "free" phone, when we committed to 2 year contract.  The standard monthly bill was $40 a month before tax.  I kept more than one phone past the 2 year commitment, but never got a discount until 2014.

  Looking at the big picture makes the current options more appealing.  I guess because it's fair for everyone.  I really like keeping my monthly bill low.

it also puts the responsibility for phones on the owner/user.  I'm kinda sick of "I broke my phone, will my carrier give me a free replacement?"   or. "Im bored of my phone and want a different one" or  " the new whatever- phone just came out and I want it".   FIne.  Pay for a new phone.  In most of the rest of the world people have to pay for the entire retail price up front.  No discount or subsidy and no installment plans.

I know it's very American to live in debt, but enough already.

I Am out of debt.  My mortgage is paid off, my credit cards get paid every month, I own my cars and my phones, all of it.  Wow.  Do I breath easy every month!

Rant complete.  Thanks for putting up with it.