1. Cwey55's Avatar
    Does anyone know exactly why Verizon does not allow us to make a random payment toward the balance of an Edge program device? (outside of the monthly payment, but short of a payoff)

    I asked a friend who is a sales rep today and he literally told me he has asked the same question.

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    09-10-2015 11:47 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    No idea, but considering that it is a 0% interest loan, might as well keep it for the term. If you rant to pay early, just put it into your savings account so that you can earn interest

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    09-11-2015 12:28 AM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    I never got that either. Paying it off early really shouldn't matter. I am not sure if AT&T customer's can put "extra" payments towards it -- I know T-Mobile allows it. Sprint may as well.
    09-11-2015 01:15 AM
  4. Cwey55's Avatar
    No idea, but considering that it is a 0% interest loan, might as well keep it for the term. If you rant to pay early, just put it into your savings account so that you can earn interest

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    Another Verizon rep via their chat service told me the same thing, to just set aside what I planned to pay towards it until I save up enough to pay it off.

    We all know what happens with savings though, other things come up and our savings go buh bye.

    I know one thing between my other thread about wanting to buy a phone without adding a line and this edge program for my tablet I've learned never to enter into another contract with this company ever again, they have the best network in my area so I won't be leaving them but definitely never again on contract!!!

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    09-11-2015 08:48 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Another Verizon rep via their chat service told me the same thing, to just set aside what I planned to pay towards it until I save up enough to pay it off.

    We all know what happens with savings though, other things come up and our savings go buh bye.

    I know one thing between my other thread about wanting to buy a phone without adding a line and this edge program for my tablet I've learned never to enter into another contract with this company ever again, they have the best network in my area so I won't be leaving them but definitely never again on contract!!!

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    I don't blame you. Verizon has horrible customer service and gave policies. But for me, since my plan didn't offer a discount for off contract, it makes sense financially to go with contracts. In addition, Verizon offers the best network where I need it at a price much lower than the competition for my needs on my legacy plan (but their current plans are priced higher).

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    09-11-2015 09:54 AM
  6. oscarnyc's Avatar
    The only thing I can guess is that it would be too complicated for their billing systems to accurately track. And given the mayhem around billing evert time a change is made on my account I can imagine that to be the case.

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    09-11-2015 11:55 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    The only thing I can guess is that it would be too complicated for their billing systems to accurately track. And given the mayhem around billing evert time a change is made on my account I can imagine that to be the case.

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    I can prepay my mortgage... All the need to do is to let you prepay but maintain current payments. So it would just shorten the duration.

    Imo, the reason why they don't want you to prepay is so that they can keep you on the device payment plan contract for 2 years. Less likely to leave when you see a substantial balance.



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    09-11-2015 01:11 PM
  8. oscarnyc's Avatar
    I can prepay my mortgage... All the need to do is to let you prepay but maintain current payments. So it would just shorten the duration.

    Imo, the reason why they don't want you to prepay is so that they can keep you on the device payment plan contract for 2 years. Less likely to leave when you see a substantial balance.



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    If course it's possible, but given the multitude of different contracts types and such they may just find that it's too difficult to code for it. But yes, I agree that keeping you on for longer is good for them. Though of course they do offer the option of paying down the whole balance at once to end your commitment

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    09-11-2015 03:21 PM
  9. Cwey55's Avatar
    The only thing I could think of is where it is an LTE tablet they are making money on the line access fee as long as it is on contract.

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    09-11-2015 03:42 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    If course it's possible, but given the multitude of different contracts types and such they may just find that it's too difficult to code for it. But yes, I agree that keeping you on for longer is good for them. Though of course they do offer the option of paying down the whole balance at once to end your commitment

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    A method that most people won't use. Just like on contract, most won't pay etf...it is a deterrent.

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    09-11-2015 05:36 PM
  11. diesteldorf's Avatar
    I never got that either. Paying it off early really shouldn't matter. I am not sure if AT&T customer's can put "extra" payments towards it -- I know T-Mobile allows it. Sprint may as well.
    Sprint allows early payments. With regards to Verizon, I am not defending them, but it's beneficial to them, in my opinion, if they don't allow it.

    Once your device payment is gone, it's much easier to leave. There are people that will stay with a carrier, in part, because they can't afford to make a large balloon payment to pay off the device.

    TMO was great to me, but their network coverage was weaker than what I needed.

    However, it was nice that I could make extra payments. The day before I received my $350 Visa card, to reimburse me for my Verizon ETF, I had paid my device payment plan down to $350 exactly.

    When I received the card, guess what I used it for....
    09-12-2015 11:47 PM

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