I would suggest taking the Android option... better phone anyway!
I'm able to edge up... and I have 2 other lines that can early edge but the only option we're offered for early edge is doing Droid Turbo... which isn't a bad phone, just want to stay with Samsung. Verizon needs to offer the house if they're going to offer the early edge option.
I've read elsewhere on this forum that VZW is only allowing the Droid to be the phone of choice when using the early EDGE program. Back in September iPhone 6 was the option...
It sounds as if you are currently under contract, which would require Early Edge, not Edge Up. Edge Up means the phone you currently have was purchased on Edge. If you are currently under contract, you would only be able to perform an Early Edge on the phones which qualify for the promotion. ALL phones qualify for Edge Up, but Early Edge is a promotion and is limited to specific phones which change from time to time.