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  1. 4m0wagen's Avatar
    Anyone have vzw edge? Do you like it? With the note4 coming in the fall I may switch. Do you simply have to pay half your phone off before getting a new one.

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    03-27-2014 10:58 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes pay half the device and turn in the old device

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    03-27-2014 11:40 PM
  3. kami8586's Avatar
    I was told by a Verizon rep that it's actually a rip off since ur paying full price for the phone plus on top of your plan expenses

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    03-28-2014 12:12 AM
  4. sinclac's Avatar
    Anyone have vzw edge? Do you like it? With the note4 coming in the fall I may switch. Do you simply have to pay half your phone off before getting a new one.

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    I did it because i change phones alot, yes you have to have half the phone paid for then you can trade it in.
    03-28-2014 12:51 AM
  5. russel5150's Avatar
    I was told by a Verizon rep that it's actually a rip off since ur paying full price for the phone plus on top of your plan expenses

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    Yes and no.. you are paying full price but when you switch to edge your 40 a month line charge drops to 20.. so you are actually not paying a lot more.. got my daughter the motor x and it's 16 a month.. so when the 40 line plan dropped to 20 my bill went down 4 dollars. I got the note 3 and it's 29 a month but with the line dropping from 40 to 20 my bill only went up 9 dollars.

    Sure it's not a perfect plan but for people who change phones once a year it's an alternative. . Just pay full tax and first months payment on the device.

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    03-28-2014 05:43 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Your charge drops by $25 for 10GB data plan and higher.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    03-28-2014 06:40 AM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I also decided to try the Edge program with my Note3. Since I seem to change smartphones once a year, this might be a good thing for me. It's my understanding that as long as half of the device is paid for it automactially qualifies you to get another smartphone on the edge program (after 6 months). If you decide to take the full two years to pay for the device it's only about $30 dollars more than paying for the device in full up front. Smartphone Technology is moving so fast that after a year the device is outdated.
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    03-28-2014 06:40 AM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    I also decided to try the Edge program with my Note3. Since I seem to change smartphones once a year, this might be a good thing for me. It's my understanding that as long as half of the device is paid for it automactially qualifies you to get another smartphone on the edge program (after 6 months). If you decide to take the full two years to pay for the device it's only about $30 dollars more than paying for the device in full up front. Smartphone Technology is moving so fast that after a year the device is outdated.
    Verizon now allows you to upgrade after a month, though the 50% policy still applies. You are paying about the same as full retail, maybe just a few bucks more but nowhere near $30

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
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    03-28-2014 06:42 AM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Verizon now allows you to upgrade after a month, though the 50% policy still applies. You are paying about the same as full retail, maybe just a few bucks more but nowhere near $30

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    Your right, $29.31 x 24 moths = $703.44 and I think full retail price of the Verizon Note3 is $699.99. I stand corrected. Thanks for clearing that up dpham00
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    03-28-2014 06:48 AM
  10. 4m0wagen's Avatar
    Full retail is 799 last time I checked. Thanks for the help everyone, switching next week! I like the ability to upgrade when I want to, especially as fast as new phone come out.

    My other question is: I was told my wife can stay on the 2yr contact for her 5s and I can switch to edge, but still remain on the same plan. Does anyone know if we both get the edge pricing plan and only I get the line discount?

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    03-28-2014 08:07 AM
  11. sinclac's Avatar
    I'm on Edge and my daughter is on Edge, but my wife is on a 2 year contract and we are all on the same plan.
    My daughter and i get the discount on our lines.


    Full retail is 799 last time I checked. Thanks for the help everyone, switching next week! I like the ability to upgrade when I want to, especially as fast as new phone come out.

    My other question is: I was told my wife can stay on the 2yr contact for her 5s and I can switch to edge, but still remain on the same plan. Does anyone know if we both get the edge pricing plan and only I get the line discount?

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    03-28-2014 08:34 AM
  12. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Full retail is 799 last time I checked. Thanks for the help everyone, switching next week! I like the ability to upgrade when I want to, especially as fast as new phone come out.

    My other question is: I was told my wife can stay on the 2yr contact for her 5s and I can switch to edge, but still remain on the same plan. Does anyone know if we both get the edge pricing plan and only I get the line discount?

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    Just checked the Verizon site.....Samsung Galaxy Note3 (off contract) full price is $699.99
    03-28-2014 08:41 AM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    It has been $600 a few times before, currently $700 though.

    Also if you are on a 10gb tier or higher, the $25 reduction in premium for edge amounts to $600 over 2 years. So something to consider when buying on contract vs edge

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    03-28-2014 08:43 AM
  14. brucedbr's Avatar
    I'm on Edge and I'm kinda...eh, with it. My problem was I had purchased a Note 2 from Ebay. What I wasn't told until we got the paperwork rolling was I have to turn over my current phone. Well, that was kind of a rip off, as I paid ... I don't remember but I got a good deal off that phone. Having to just turn it over with no credit really hurt. Of course, from here on in, that won't be an issue.

    Now, they made me a great deal though. I was on the unlimited plan and I had to come off that plan. Well, they offered me a 6gb a month plan for the same money I was on the unlimited. For me, that was fine, as I rarely used over 2GB a month...occasionally used 3. Now, I wouldn't have gone with it if I was a really high volume user.
    03-28-2014 07:24 PM
  15. donc13's Avatar
    Anyone have vzw edge? Do you like it? With the note4 coming in the fall I may switch. Do you simply have to pay half your phone off before getting a new one.

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    Be aware that Edge uses the prepaid network....it only covers about 95% of what the full network covers. Check the coverage map in your area for the prepaid coverage.

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    03-29-2014 09:08 AM
  16. pdub73's Avatar
    Be aware that Edge uses the prepaid network....it only covers about 95% of what the full network covers. Check the coverage map in your area for the prepaid coverage.

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    Where did you get this information ^^^

    Sent from my SM-N900V using AC Forums mobile app
    03-29-2014 12:18 PM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    Uh, no. Verizon edge is post paid and fully uses all of Verizon. 4GLTE including 20x20mhz aws where deployed

    Verizon prepaid doesn't have 4GLTE

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
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    03-29-2014 12:27 PM
  18. Jude526's Avatar
    I am glad to have made the switch. I also think someday subsidies on phones won't exist...they don't have in Europe. I get a corporate discount along with the discount alloted on the edge. Also no 30.00 upgrade fee. I like changing phones. Its a decent deal in my.opinion

    Posted from my awesome Note3
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    03-29-2014 03:30 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Verizon is the only carrier holding steadfastly to subsidies. I hope they continue to do so too.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    03-29-2014 06:45 PM
  20. pdub73's Avatar
    Uh, no. Verizon edge is post paid and fully uses all of Verizon. 4GLTE including 20x20mhz aws where deployed

    Verizon prepaid doesn't have 4GLTE

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    Thank you dpham00 I was waiting to see his response to that bogus information....Because that makes absolutely no sense....

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    03-29-2014 08:46 PM
  21. sinclac's Avatar
    I'm on Edge and I'm kinda...eh, with it. My problem was I had purchased a Note 2 from Ebay. What I wasn't told until we got the paperwork rolling was I have to turn over my current phone. Well, that was kind of a rip off, as I paid ... I don't remember but I got a good deal off that phone. Having to just turn it over with no credit really hurt. Of course, from here on in, that won't be an issue.

    Now, they made me a great deal though. I was on the unlimited plan and I had to come off that plan. Well, they offered me a 6gb a month plan for the same money I was on the unlimited. For me, that was fine, as I rarely used over 2GB a month...occasionally used 3. Now, I wouldn't have gone with it if I was a really high volume user.

    That's why i bought a Samsung intensity off eBay for $10.00 and activated it on my line before trade in, then sold my note 2 for $240 (Only paid $106 for it).
    03-29-2014 11:42 PM
  22. 4m0wagen's Avatar
    Does anyone know if I return my phone to best buy within the 14 days in order to go to Verizon to switch to edge can I still use my same cell number

    Posted from my VZW Note 3
    03-30-2014 02:24 PM
  23. o4liberty's Avatar
    In a few years carriers will stop subsidizing phones and the edge program will be the norm. I believe plans will drop in price and phones themselves will be able to be purchased anywhere not just at the carrier. Most carriers want to get rid of the brick and mortor and go strickly internet.
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    03-30-2014 07:21 PM
  24. donc13's Avatar
    Where did you get this information ^^^

    Sent from my SM-N900V using AC Forums mobile app
    From Verizon's coverage map.


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    03-30-2014 10:19 PM
  25. donc13's Avatar
    Uh, no. Verizon edge is post paid and fully uses all of Verizon. 4GLTE including 20x20mhz aws where deployed

    Verizon prepaid doesn't have 4GLTE

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    Yes it is prepaid..

    Month to month, no contract...from Verizon's site.

    Heres how it works: Choose the phone you want and sign up for a month-to-month service plan, its as easy as that. The full retail price of the phone will be divided over 24 months and youll pay the first month at the time of purchase. If you want to upgrade after 6 months, just pay off 50% of the full retail price of the phone and you can choose a new phone and start all over again.

    If you check the coverage map, Edge does NOT have the same coverage area.

    Sent from my Note 3 via Tapatalk
    03-30-2014 10:24 PM
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