10-29-2014 09:31 PM
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  1. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I contacted Verizon and this is indeed true just as Android Central claims as far as early upgrades. However, what's not 100% clear is if this includes those of us who upgraded on a contract before July 1st, 2014. The rep seems to think so and if so I'm Edging up. Any idea if this will work? The wording says "Upgrade TO edge" so I assume so.
    10-28-2014 09:42 PM
  2. ibcop's Avatar
    I called as well and was told the "Early Edge" was a promotional thing and would vary, which means not everyone would be eligible. I am under contract on one of my lines and have 10 months remaining but so far I don't have the option to do an early Edge. The person did tell me to wait until the device is released though.
    10-28-2014 09:47 PM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I called as well and was told the "Early Edge" was a promotional thing and would vary, which means not everyone would be eligible. I am under contract on one of my lines and have 10 months remaining but so far I don't have the option to do an early Edge. The person did tell me to wait until the device is released though.
    I was told to do the same thing. I got my phone on launch so it was around April or May but she said it looks like I should be eligible. If not, I'll pay retail as its virtually the same thing minus a monthly installment plan. I wonder if AC worded it incorrectly or at the very least confusing.

    A different website says this;
    Edge customers who haven’t upgraded since July 1 of this year can get an early upgrade for the Turbo.


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    10-28-2014 09:49 PM
  4. ibcop's Avatar
    I was told to do the same thing. I got my phone on launch so it was around April or May but she said it looks like I should be eligible. If not, I'll pay retail as its virtually the same thing minus a monthly installment plan. I wonder if AC worded it incorrectly or at the very least confusing.

    A different website says this;
    Edge customers who haven’t upgraded since July 1 of this year can get an early upgrade for the Turbo.


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    That would be awesome if we can. 64gb for me, please.
    10-28-2014 09:52 PM
  5. sulla1965's Avatar
    I was told to do the same thing. I got my phone on launch so it was around April or May but she said it looks like I should be eligible. If not, I'll pay retail as its virtually the same thing minus a monthly installment plan. I wonder if AC worded it incorrectly or at the very least confusing.

    A different website says this;
    Edge customers who haven’t upgraded since July 1 of this year can get an early upgrade for the Turbo.


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    Exactly the edge program is now just a phone financing option anyway now that 75% has to be paid off before you can edge. So its better to just pay it off after 75%, then sell to recoup.
    10-28-2014 09:54 PM
  6. tech_fan's Avatar
    If it is an early edge, then you can be released from the remainder of the contract and do an Early Edge. If you choose to do an early Edge, you must surrender your old phone on that line to Verizon within 14 days of receiving the Droid Turbo otherwise you will be assessing a failure to return the device fee (up to $299). Verizon is basically giving you a break from the ETF by taking back the phone that is under contract.
    10-28-2014 09:55 PM
  7. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    If it is an early edge, then you can be released from the remainder of the contract and do an Early Edge. If you choose to do an early Edge, you must surrender your old phone on that line to Verizon within 14 days of receiving the Droid Turbo otherwise you will be assessing a failure to return the device fee (up to $299). Verizon is basically giving you a break from the ETF by taking back the phone that is under contract.
    That's the way I understand it. I guess we won't know until Thursday. I'm going to be able to do it either way and maybe giving them my phone for a payment plan isn't the best option anyways.

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    10-28-2014 09:57 PM
  8. tech_fan's Avatar
    That's the way I understand it. I guess we won't know until Thursday. I'm going to be able to do it either way and maybe giving them my phone for a payment plan isn't the best option anyways.

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    I did an Early Edge on one of my lines recently. I chose to do an Early Edge for a Moto X. I was supposed to return the Note 3 that was on that line or face a 299 fee. I chose to return the Moto X because of all the new devices coming out, etc... Its a nightmare to unwind I tell you. Big Red is just as confused about this process as Motorola is.
    10-28-2014 10:05 PM
  9. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I did an Early Edge on one of my lines recently. I chose to do an Early Edge for a Moto X. I was supposed to return the Note 3 that was on that line or face a 299 fee. I chose to return the Moto X because of all the new devices coming out, etc... Its a nightmare to unwind I tell you. Big Red is just as confused about this process as Motorola is.
    I'm torn between a Note 4 and Droid Turbo. I held a Note for the first time in months and loved the size and really want it. On the other hand, I am tired of Touchwiz and I want the Droid battery life. That's why I'm leaning towards the Droid.

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    10-28-2014 10:11 PM
  10. Cyder's Avatar
    I'm gonna call about this tomorrow but if I'm in the middle of my edge plan now and pay off the remaining balance of my current phone, you think I can then edge the turbo? I'm assuming so bc as long as the phone is paid off 75% of the balance, you can edge up anyway later?


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    10-28-2014 10:21 PM
  11. Cyder's Avatar
    Just found the answer on Verizon's site, "after 30 days and 76% of the phone paid off, you're eligible to upgrade."


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    10-28-2014 10:23 PM
  12. tech_fan's Avatar
    I'm torn between a Note 4 and Droid Turbo. I held a Note for the first time in months and loved the size and really want it. On the other hand, I am tired of Touchwiz and I want the Droid battery life. That's why I'm leaning towards the Droid.

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    I am in the same situation, I am not sure about the Note 4, Nexus 6 or the Droid Turbo. Half of me, wants to buy the Droid Turbo d run with it for 2 weeks to see if I want to keep it and pay the restocking fee. The other half wants me to go with the Note 4. The UI on the Moto X was not all that impressive. I am running Nova Launcher on the Note 3 so, when put the Nova on the Moto X, I really did not see that much of a difference.
    10-28-2014 10:24 PM
  13. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I am in the same situation, I am not sure about the Note 4, Nexus 6 or the Droid Turbo. Half of me, wants to buy the Droid Turbo d run with it for 2 weeks to see if I want to keep it and pay the restocking fee. The other half wants me to go with the Note 4. The UI on the Moto X was not all that impressive. I am running Nova Launcher on the Note 3 so, when put the Nova on the Moto X, I really did not see that much of a difference.
    Tricky, eh?

    Amazing Battery life + almost stock

    or

    Decent battery life, Touchwiz, huge gorgeous display, Spen.

    Lol, third world problems. I'll choose near stock lol.

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    10-28-2014 10:26 PM
  14. tech_fan's Avatar
    Just found the answer on Verizon's site, "after 30 days and 76% of the phone paid off, you're eligible to upgrade."


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    After 30 days and paying off the 75%, you can upgrade. So, lets just say the device costs $500 at the time of purchase. After 30 days, you want to Edge up. You would pay 375 to pay off the Edge and Edge up to another device. The interesting part, if you paid the 375 and handed over the phone, what is the phone really worth? Perhaps, you might fare better, paying the entire 500 and then selling the phone for lets say, 300. Then you would only have paid 200 to get out of the contract, which was cheaper than the 375.

    After you pay the 500, you could go back to month to month or open up a new Edge contract once again.

    Hope that this makes sense.
    10-28-2014 10:28 PM
  15. tech_fan's Avatar
    Tricky, eh?

    Amazing Battery life + almost stock

    or

    Decent battery life, Touchwiz, huge gorgeous display, Spen.

    Lol, third world problems. I'll choose near stock lol.

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    One thing I got sort of stung on, I decided to order the Moto X from Motomaker. I then decided that I wanted to order a case and screen protector. Being that I started using a glass screen protector, I was sold on one. Now, here is the problem...accessories for the Moto X 2014 edition is virtually non-existent. No glass screen protector and the case options were slim. I decided to see what was available for the Note 4 and came across pages and pages. WHen I spoke with Verizon they told me that historically, Apple and Samsung have the best selections of accessories.

    You are right about stock verses TW. I hear ya. I am especially bothered about the delay in software updates and then when they arrive TW hides most of them so, the improvement is marginal.

    In regard to the Edge agreement, see my analysis to another poster. It should be right above this one. The math might make sense. Also, if you can get more than the non returnable fee that they would assess, you might want to get stuck with the fee and sell the device on your own.
    10-28-2014 10:35 PM
  16. Cyder's Avatar
    After 30 days and paying off the 75%, you can upgrade. So, lets just say the device costs $500 at the time of purchase. After 30 days, you want to Edge up. You would pay 375 to pay off the Edge and Edge up to another device. The interesting part, if you paid the 375 and handed over the phone, what is the phone really worth? Perhaps, you might fare better, paying the entire 500 and then selling the phone for lets say, 300. Then you would only have paid 200 to get out of the contract, which was cheaper than the 375.

    After you pay the 500, you could go back to month to month or open up a new Edge contract once again.

    Hope that this makes sense.
    Thanks, it actually made perfect sense.


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    10-29-2014 06:20 AM
  17. datagrrl's Avatar
    Am I missing something about Edge? No one mentioned the $10/$25 off per line. With that it is really better than financing the phone @0%. Do you get that discount if you buy the phone outright?

    If you do I will probably buy it outright.


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    10-29-2014 10:43 AM
  18. VooDooCC's Avatar
    From everything I've read, yes, you still get the discount when buying outright. Basically, if you get the subsidized price, you pay for the phone through contract. If you by outright or edge, they don't have to charge you to make up the cost difference.

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    10-29-2014 12:08 PM
  19. Clocks's Avatar
    From everything I've read, yes, you still get the discount when buying outright. Basically, if you get the subsidized price, you pay for the phone through contract. If you by outright or edge, they don't have to charge you to make up the cost difference.

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    AFAIK the plan discount is only applied while actively making edge payments. BYOP has no discount.
    10-29-2014 12:11 PM
  20. VooDooCC's Avatar
    AFAIK the plan discount is only applied while actively making edge payments. BYOP has no discount.
    Okay, they must have changed it recently. I know a few months back they were discounting byop. I'll try looking when I'm on the computer later.

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    10-29-2014 12:24 PM
  21. Toes Up's Avatar
    I am out of contract and I get a $25 discount off of the regular $40 line price. Interestingly, I had to ask for the discount last month, VZW did not automatically apply it.
    10-29-2014 12:44 PM
  22. landale's Avatar
    You still get the discount if your line is considered month to month and you are on a More Everything plan. It is not automatic though, you have to apply for the discount either online in the features section for the line or by calling Verizon.
    10-29-2014 12:46 PM
  23. VooDooCC's Avatar
    Just chatted with a rep.

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    10-29-2014 12:47 PM
  24. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I am in the same situation, I am not sure about the Note 4, Nexus 6 or the Droid Turbo. Half of me, wants to buy the Droid Turbo d run with it for 2 weeks to see if I want to keep it and pay the restocking fee. The other half wants me to go with the Note 4. The UI on the Moto X was not all that impressive. I am running Nova Launcher on the Note 3 so, when put the Nova on the Moto X, I really did not see that much of a difference.
    I had my plan all set...once the newest Nexus phone was launched this year, I was going to finally say "good bye" to Verizon and grab a Nexus on T-Mobile. Sure, I'd have to sacrifice coverage, but T-Mo works pretty well where I live and work, and I'd be able to cut a considerable amount off of my bill and say good bye to all the Big Red BS forever!!!

    Then...Google didn't release a new 5" Nexus *phone* this year, just the HUGE 6" Nexus 6. As awesome as it looks, I really just do NOT want to carry something that large around with me all day long.

    Then... Verizon comes out with this beauty, and suddenly I'm trying to figure out how I can get one ASAP...since it's pretty much everything I was hoping to find in a new 5" Nexus phone.

    Ugh! Verizon...just when you think you're out...they pull you back in.
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    10-29-2014 01:33 PM
  25. tech_fan's Avatar
    I had my plan all set...once the newest Nexus phone was launched this year, I was going to finally say "good bye" to Verizon and grab a Nexus on T-Mobile. Sure, I'd have to sacrifice coverage, but T-Mo works pretty well where I live and work, and I'd be able to cut a considerable amount off of my bill and say good bye to all the Big Red BS forever!!!

    Then...Google didn't release a new 5" Nexus *phone* this year, just the HUGE 6" Nexus 6. As awesome as it looks, I really just do NOT want to carry something that large around with me all day long.

    Then... Verizon comes out with this beauty, and suddenly I'm trying to figure out how I can get one ASAP...since it's pretty much everything I was hoping to find in a new 5" Nexus phone.

    Ugh! Verizon...just when you think you're out...they pull you back in.
    I have been with Big Red for over 10 years. My bill is outrageous. I was thinking of joining Sprint but now I am not sure. My Note 3 is nice but I noticed it tends to bring out my arthritis or its just fatigue from stretching my hands. I am not sure if I want a big phone like the Nexus 6 especially since its even bigger than the Note 3. The Moto X, I felt was the perfect size.
    10-29-2014 02:03 PM
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