Verizon Wireless is among one of the best wireless carriers I have ever had.
Since you are only 5 months away from contract expiration/renewal, I am sure they'll early upgrade willingly at this point.
They will review your account and possibly determine if you're worthy. They don't necessarily want give additional benefits to a customer who hasn't made a payment in a month or is constantly late. They'll also take your price plan into consideration.
Remember, if you get an early upgrade, you will most likely be forced to forfeit your New Every Two discount. Also, since you upgrade, you'll need to accept the NEWEST terms and conditions which may or may not be to your plan liking...
I'd read up to ensure it is something you want to do.
Your best bet would be to call Verizon Wireless at 1-800-922-0204 or *611 (for free from your Verizon Wireless phone) and see what kind of deal the representative is willing or able to make.
I've read on other forums that they sometimes allow an early upgrade, but I don't believe they were for that length of time.
I was allowed to upgrade one week early, but five months may be too long for them to allow it. You should call customer service and ask. The worst they can do is say no. They did say that you would have a better chance at doing so at a Verizon store, maybe becausethey can jockey the systems a little easier.
well, I am in the same boat.........5 months away from a 2 year contract, but I got a Verizon letter stating I am a VIP customer. I logged on line and chat with a customer service rep and she told me that I am a good standing customer and this is a special offer to verizon customers who pays their bills on time and in good standing.
this a early upgrade offer with a $50.00 off coupon. she also told me that I can get a $100.00 off for upgrading to a data plan since I want a new smartphone. The rep also told me that I can get a new smartphone on 2 yr contract prices too.
Just an FYI~ Local Verizon stores and online prices are different and these upgrade or early upgrade will require another two year plus whatever time you still have on your current contract.
This is great information for anyone who's looking to get a new phone before their 24 month commitment.
VIP status(which replaced the merritt program) is given if a primary number is paying at least $79.99 or higher. VIP gives the cust the ability to get the Early upgrade fee waived(usually 25$). It also included waiving activation fees if new lines are added! The major benefit is if a customer is eligible for an Early Upgrade, they get up to $50 credit towards their purchase.
Early upgrades are possible but pay no attention to online pricing. I went through 2 supervisors & they refused to honor online pricing. And was told by Eric (a supervisor) that they don't honor online pricing. I was given many excuses as to why they wouldn't honor the price shown. But finally told by Eric they can make a price whatever they wish. The old bait & switch. False advertising what ever you want to call it. Customer service was never this bad with Alltel. Has anyone else been told by customer service that they don't honor online prices?