1. bs5283's Avatar
    I just recieved an alert to say I am eligible for early edge program. I originally signed my 2 yr on 1/9/14.

    when I decided to shop on see what was available I liked what I saw, the price for the edge program was good.... wanted to get it.... but it says pay full price..... doesn't that defeat the purpose?

    I'd like to get the note 4 (currently have s4)

    question is.... why is it showing pay in full when I can supposedly get early edge...?
    01-06-2015 09:30 PM
  2. darshilshah87's Avatar
    I work as a sales rep at verizon. When you go with verizon edge you will only pay taxes on the phone. For note note 4 it will something around 47$. Also if u go with edge you will get 25$ off on your line if u have 10 GB data plan or above otherwise it will be 15$ off on the line that has edge. I personally suggest people with 10GB plan or above to go with edge because it is no that great when u have a lower dataplan. 1st thing if u have less than 10GB plan ur bill will go up by around 14-15 $ a month. 2nd you can upgrade after 18 months. WHICH IS ONLY 6 MONTHS EARLY(and u have to trade in your old phone(working condition)).If u want to upgrade earlier than 18 months u will have to pay off 75% of the phone value.....So it is just not worth it.
    01-06-2015 09:48 PM
  3. AZgl1500's Avatar
    The VZW website does not always play fair,

    I look there, find what I want, and then I call a Customer Service rep.
    01-06-2015 10:33 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    It used to be that almost any phone would still be completely usable 2 years after you bought it (most of the time, 3 years wasn't pushing it), so the carriers came up with the "upgrade every 24 months" scheme to sell more phones. But technology is improving faster than it used to be (and that rate is, itself, increasing), so a 2 year old phone is old. (We''ll be seeing 64 bit phones soon, and within a couple of years, all the upper-level phones will be 64 bit.) So now they want to get you to change phones every 18 months, so you don't start complaining that the $50 phone you bought 2 years ago is useless and it's their fault.

    It's not, really - the increase in technology is about a 3rd or 4th order function - we've increased technology more since 1900 than in the 9,000 years of civilization (or 20,000 years, if Göbekli Tepe proves some far-out theories right) before that. By the end of this century, I think the concept of cellphones will be looked at as a cute temporary solution to communications that's as useful as corset stays are now. Moore's law has probably changed from 2 years to 6 months by now (the time it takes for the number of transistors in dense integrated circuits to double). We're actually having to take into account the fact that moving electrons behave as waves and need conductors wider than the electrons themselves - which no one thought about when the first VLSI (dense) integrated circuits were being designed. But if, by the end of the century, our communications devices are using quantum computers, a 64bit 10GHz CPU will seem like spears before we invented stone spear points - incredibly ancient and useless. And we'll be given "new every month" or even "new every week" plans. (Unless the computers are powerful enough to upgrade their own hardware on the fly, by making phones with the quantum equivalent of PLAs - hardware that can be changed by software.)
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    01-07-2015 12:00 AM
  5. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I never trade in a used working phone. The downside is too steep, in money, and in convenience.

    I just reactivated, for the 3rd time, my original Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate smartphone.

    Very crude and slow by this month's technology, but it got my niece out of a scrape when her estranged husband pissed on her and turned off her phone w/o telling her. With her being on 24/7 callouts and having to respond to a callout within 10 minutes or loose her job.......... he had hurt her bad and he intended to.... I will one day repay him for that, but that's another story.

    The minute she told me that, I reached up on the shelf above my office desk (in my home) and retrieved that old Galaxy S. Toggled it ON, and it still had 56% battery in it.

    Called Verizon and 45 minutes later it was activated on a brand new month-to-month line that is all hers now.
    01-07-2015 12:11 AM

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