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is this fraud? - Upgrade EARLY to iPhone 5c 32GB - FREE. Exclusively for you.
Maple-Bicycle
Member

I received email as followings:

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

UPGRADE to

iPhone 5c 32GB FREE

iPhone 5c has the things that made iPhone 5 an amazing phone—and
more, including iOS 7. All in a completely new design that feels great
in your hand.

Hurry! This special offer for your mobile number
ending in 7585 ends on 3/31/14.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Is this e-mail fraud?

It does not work to get the free phone.

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Re: is this fraud? - Upgrade EARLY to iPhone 5c 32GB - FREE. Exclusively for you.
ttipgem
Sr. Member

No.  It's not fraud.  It's a legit email.  Lots of people have been getting them. 

You can see that offer on Verizon's website too.

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Re: is this fraud? - Upgrade EARLY to iPhone 5c 32GB - FREE. Exclusively for you.
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

I want to say yes it is only because we can't see the full email. Also Verizon doesn't allow early upgrade without exception(which this email is). Best to call Verizon and ask specifically.

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Re: is this fraud? - Upgrade EARLY to iPhone 5c 32GB - FREE. Exclusively for you.
ttipgem
Sr. Member

No.  It's not fraud.  It's a legit email.  Lots of people have been getting them. 

You can see that offer on Verizon's website too.

Re: is this fraud? - Upgrade EARLY to iPhone 5c 32GB - FREE. Exclusively for you.
prettymami1982

Duplicate post - please see:

https://community.verizonwireless.com/message/1065063#1065063

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Re: is this fraud? - Upgrade EARLY to iPhone 5c 32GB - FREE. Exclusively for you.
ryrythtguy
Member

No its not. I myself took advantage of this offer coming from a Samsung s4 and only had to pay 30 dollar upgrade fee. Downside is you're signing a two year contract instead of being able to take advantage of their edge program.

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Re: is this fraud? - Upgrade EARLY to iPhone 5c 32GB - FREE. Exclusively for you.
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hi ryrythtguy,


I apologize for any confusion! However, there's no upgrade fee involved with the Edge Program. The upgrade fee applies only when you're getting a discount on a new phone under a new customer agreement. For more details on the Edge program, visit http://tiny.cc/1uizcx.




Edwin_VZW

Follow us on Twitter @VZWSupport

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Re: is this fraud? - Upgrade EARLY to iPhone 5c 32GB - FREE. Exclusively for you.
trouble_brewing

I fully believe it to be against the law and let them know in no uncertain terms, via phone and facebook. I've filed with the FTC. I have screen shots of the multiple offers I got about this and it clearly says 'upgrade early' and 'free'. I am very disappointed with the service I received pertaining to this issue. We've been customers since Alltell and this is ridiculous.

Screenshots with private info removed as required by the Terms of Service.

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Re: is this fraud? - Upgrade EARLY to iPhone 5c 32GB - FREE. Exclusively for you.
ttipgem
Sr. Member

What exactly do you believe is "against the law"?

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ponyruns
Novice

There are a few of these types of promotions out there. In general, they are sent mostly to those with basic phones in an effort to push them to become smartphone users.   My wife got one of these last fall.

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trouble_brewing

I believe it is called bait and switch. When they offer me a service (free upgrade early as advertised) and then when I attempt to accept their offer, hand me a bill for $600+. I was willing to extend my contract another two years. We've been with them since they were Alltel.

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