1. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    Many of you (esp new customers to VZW) may not know that Verizon does offer 1 year pricing on many of their phones.

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    Here is the page for the Droid Incredible, on the right you can select 2, 1, or no contract and see the price. $270 for 1 year is a great deal for those of you who want to be able to upgrade every year with no issues.
    06-27-2010 04:13 PM
  2. ceriem's Avatar
    Yea, I'm definitely doing this. For a person like me who is always wanting the newest phones, $70 is not bad at all considering the convenience of being able to upgrade after only a year. This way I'll be able to hop onto the Droid X2 train next year
    06-27-2010 05:07 PM
  3. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    I don't think the X is up for order yet, so it may be more than the $70 it is for the Inc. I was just linking that for reference.
    06-27-2010 05:11 PM
  4. ceriem's Avatar
    I understand, but Verizon usually makes these prices pretty standard across the line. I don't see any real reason from a business standpoint to make it much higher. Unless they're afraid of people leaving Verion after 1 year so they're locking people in for two.

    I did understand the point of the link, though, lol.
    06-27-2010 05:16 PM
  5. PJnc284's Avatar
    If you're on a 49.99 or higher base plan on an individual line or the primary line on a family plan, you're pretty much wasting the extra money by going with a 1 yr contract as you'd be eligible for a annual upgrade at the 1 yr mark of a 2 yr contract.
    06-27-2010 07:19 PM
  6. darreno1's Avatar
    I will probably consider doing this on my next phone as well. I'm eligible for an upgrade in 2011 so no subsidized phone for me .
    06-27-2010 07:44 PM
  7. Chaos5's Avatar
    If you're on a 49.99 or higher base plan on an individual line or the primary line on a family plan, you're pretty much wasting the extra money by going with a 1 yr contract as you'd be eligible for a annual upgrade at the 1 yr mark of a 2 yr contract.
    Ditto I do it all of the time b/c I'm the primary line, so you're wasting more money and time with a 1 year if you meet the criteria stated above.
    06-27-2010 08:00 PM
  8. darreno1's Avatar
    If you're on a 49.99 or higher base plan on an individual line or the primary line on a family plan, you're pretty much wasting the extra money by going with a 1 yr contract as you'd be eligible for a annual upgrade at the 1 yr mark of a 2 yr contract.
    Hmmmmm, didn't know this. So I'm on the $59 900 minute plan and I'm the only line. I signed up sometime last year. So you're saying I'm eligible for the 1 year upgrade?
    06-27-2010 08:05 PM
  9. PJnc284's Avatar
    yup.

    Answers to FAQs

    Click on annual upgrade under the Worry Free Guarantee section and you'll see:

    What do I have to do to get a new phone with Annual Upgrade?
    You must be registered for My Verizon, be on a calling plan of $49.99 or higher and have completed at least 1 year of a 2-year contract and agree to renew for an additional 2 years in order to get a new phone at a promotional price. It’s as easy as that.
    06-27-2010 08:21 PM
  10. darreno1's Avatar
    ^^Thanks for the info, that's great news.
    06-27-2010 09:33 PM
  11. richpjr#AC's Avatar
    I am thinking I will never sign up for a 2 year contract again. The pace of major phone releases is accelerating.
    06-28-2010 01:52 AM
  12. tangomonky's Avatar
    If you're on a 49.99 or higher base plan on an individual line or the primary line on a family plan, you're pretty much wasting the extra money by going with a 1 yr contract as you'd be eligible for a annual upgrade at the 1 yr mark of a 2 yr contract.
    1 year plan still has the advantage of being able to switch carriers if it comes down to that.
    06-28-2010 07:20 AM
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