1. fearmychickens's Avatar
    Is is true?
    Last edited by fearmychickens; 06-12-10 at 10:14 AM.
    06-11-10 02:40 PM
  2. gunderda's Avatar
    yes it's true, although i'm not sure if it's true on the additional lines on the family plan.

    for the last few years i have been upgrading every year. but you have to pay an early upgrade fee, which is $20 i think?
    06-11-10 02:57 PM
  3. tech_head's Avatar
    If you have a plan above some dollar amount (forget what it is) the primary line for all accounts single/family are eligible for an annual upgrade. Never had to pay $20 for my annuals.
    06-11-10 03:31 PM
  4. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    I believe only primary line has the annual upgrade option. I paid the fee once, but I needed a phone urgently so I didn't care.
    06-11-10 03:34 PM
  5. Pakbackr's Avatar
    Primary line gets to upgrade annually, but extra lines must wait 18 months...still not bad.
    06-11-10 08:20 PM
  6. fearmychickens's Avatar
    Primary line gets to upgrade annually, but extra lines must wait 18 months...still not bad.
    Well I'm on an individual plan so looks like I get to upgrade every year!
    06-11-10 08:25 PM
  7. dragonsamus's Avatar
    Upgrading every year sounds good to me. Besides, vzw will make tons of money on selling phones. It's a win win situation. ;-)

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-11-10 11:45 PM
  8. markhunsaker's Avatar
    If you're on an individual plan you must have a plan valued at 59.99 a month. Data charges, like Blackberry data plans don't count towards that price.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-12-10 01:00 AM
  9. gmz73's Avatar
    It is true, I have 2 lines but only the primary line is eligible for the annual upgrade. I have had to pay the $20 but I don't care. : )
    06-12-10 06:29 AM
  10. Yzf600rmb's Avatar
    Same at AT&T.
    Primary line can upgrade yearly - Other ones are 2 years.
    06-12-10 07:35 AM
  11. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Yearly upgrades are great.

    It was my saving grace in getting my 9650.
    06-12-10 07:37 AM
  12. fearmychickens's Avatar
    If you're on an individual plan you must have a plan valued at 59.99 a month. Data charges, like Blackberry data plans don't count towards that price.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Without my data plan, my plan is valued at $70/month. Good thing I have an extended warranty and insurance.

    Will definitely be checking out all of the cool phones that release around the end of the year towards next summer.

    Same at AT&T.
    Primary line can upgrade yearly - Other ones are 2 years.
    I heard that isn't the case for iPhone users.
    06-12-10 10:02 AM
  13. jetman1287's Avatar
    I'm the primary on my 9530 and I've had to wait the standard 1.5 years???
    06-12-10 10:08 AM
  14. itsthemusic's Avatar
    Primary line gets to upgrade annually, but extra lines must wait 18 months...still not bad.
    Nope, its 20 months.

    The primary above 49.99 gets to upgrade every 12 months. You forego your NE2 credit when you upgrade early and you pay a 20 dollar processing fee. Some customers get the fee waived if you were the target of a marketing campaign to get you to upgrade early.

    That answers every part of this question.
    06-12-10 10:35 AM
  15. Yzf600rmb's Avatar

    I heard that isn't the case for iPhone users.
    Can't say for the iPhone.
    06-12-10 10:40 AM
  16. berryfit's Avatar
    The way it works is, if you wait 20 or 22 months, you get the NE2, which allows you to get a phone at a discounted price and have $100 applied to that phone...if you do a one year upgrade, the amount is higher and without the NE2 $$ put toward the phone. I think they said if i wanted the 9650, at the 1 year upgrade price, it would be $249...
    06-12-10 10:42 AM
  17. fearmychickens's Avatar
    The way it works is, if you wait 20 or 22 months, you get the NE2, which allows you to get a phone at a discounted price and have $100 applied to that phone...if you do a one year upgrade, the amount is higher and without the NE2 $$ put toward the phone. I think they said if i wanted the 9650, at the 1 year upgrade price, it would be $249...
    So basically we have to wait until the time our contract expires to get a discount on our new phones? It depends. I don't mind paying that much for a phone I know I'll like.

    Oh, and since I signed up with Verizon in January and had no credit score (I'm 18), I had to put down a $400 deposit. I get that deposit back around the end of the year as long as I keep paying my bills on time.
    06-12-10 11:04 AM
  18. bbueding's Avatar
    Upgraded from 9630 to 9650 two months early (10 months) and they were very nice about it! Had to do it in the store, not available online!
    06-12-10 07:17 PM
  19. snork's Avatar
    The way it works is, if you wait 20 or 22 months, you get the NE2, which allows you to get a phone at a discounted price and have $100 applied to that phone...if you do a one year upgrade, the amount is higher and without the NE2 $$ put toward the phone. I think they said if i wanted the 9650, at the 1 year upgrade price, it would be $249...
    Keep in mind the NE2 has since been 'nerfed' to ****. You now get $30 off a new phone if you have a $34.99-79 / month plan, and $50 if your plan is over $79. All the more reason to just get a new phone every year and forgo the NE2 discount.
    06-12-10 09:28 PM
  20. davidnc's Avatar
    I just added a line when I upgraded my plan(upgraded from single line to a family plan) to get the incredible.I only had Blackberry a year.I only have the new every 2 years but I still got a discount did it online.Discount was 100.00 .
    06-13-10 11:52 AM
  21. trjnberry's Avatar
    Keep in mind the NE2 has since been 'nerfed' to ****. You now get $30 off a new phone if you have a $34.99-79 / month plan, and $50 if your plan is over $79. All the more reason to just get a new phone every year and forgo the NE2 discount.
    Now that the NE2 has dropped to an accessory freebie, because that's about all $30-$50 off will get you these days, I was interested in jumping on an online promotion from the Android Central store for a Droid upgrade. The price was only $20. But when I went into the Verizon Store, the price was $149 plus $20 processing fee. So, I am missing $149 here in pricing and I am trying to figure out why. I checked out Wirefly, another online seller, and came to same pricing, but when I called them about the upgrade, they told me that those prices are only for the 20 month minimum. Still significantly less than what the Verizon store charges, but I asked them about the annual upgrade, and they told me they would need to check with Verizon. So, that brings me to the question...

    • Does the annual upgrade only apply to purchases made directly with Verizon?

    It makes sense, so you can't get the phone for a steal. But considering that the new Droid is coming out in a few weeks by most blog reports that I have read and that a lot of newer Droid devices are on the market now for Verizon, the low price did make sense.
    06-28-10 11:59 PM
  22. greens601's Avatar
    Keep in mind the NE2 has since been 'nerfed' to ****. You now get $30 off a new phone if you have a $34.99-79 / month plan, and $50 if your plan is over $79. All the more reason to just get a new phone every year and forgo the NE2 discount.
    But I dont think this discount works online. Am I wrong?
    06-29-10 06:13 PM
  23. snork's Avatar
    But I dont think this discount works online. Am I wrong?
    I don't think so, but I don't see why you can't call Verizon and have them give you a credit to your account for the NE2. Since you're signing a new 2 year agreement they should honor your discount.
    06-29-10 11:18 PM
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