Verizon Edge ... Possibly the biggest rip off in mobile phone history

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If the phone subsidy wasn't already built into the monthly service fee, this would simply be a regular lease/rip off type program. But since Verizon customers are still paying a subsidy in Verizon's high monthly rates, this makes this program nothing but a rip off.

At least with T-Mobile the monthly rate for service is lower, which makes it's Jump program a bit more desirable. Plus the $10 monthly fee to be in Jump covers the cost of insurance. Not sure how its network competes with Verizon's but I have friends with T-Mobile and I don't hear any complaints.
 

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AT&T's next is even worse. You have to give Verizon some credit for not being the worst (not much)

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AT&T's next is even worse. You have to give Verizon some credit for not being the worst (not much)

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Is Next worse than Edge because customers have to wait 12 months versus six months?
 

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Not to mention that you have to drop your unlimited plan and go to Share Everything. Doing that alone will push my monthly up $30.
 

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Is Next worse than Edge because customers have to wait 12 months versus six months?

Pretty much. Most people who want the latest and greatest don't want to wait 12 months. I upgrade every 7-9 months. Although, the AT&T next might be cheaper, for example, the iPhone 5 is $27/mo for 20 months or $540,if you paid out the 20 months. You can upgrade after 12 months, or $324. Though, since you are losing your subsidy during this time, AT&T isn't losing money.

On Verizon you can upgrade when you have paid half or $325,but you can do it at the 6 month mark

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Just to add, you can upgrade anytime between 6 mo - 12 mo and pay $325 assuming $650 retail. Month 13 goes up to $328.

On att, you have to upgrade at the 12th month to pay $324. Otherwise the amount that you pay would go up after the 12th month.

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