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  1. orgullodemexico's Avatar
    I know with the Verzion Edge you end up paying full price for the equipment but here is my situation.

    I currently have unlimited data and if I take advantage of Verizon's normal upgrade policy I will LOSE my unlimited data plan and be forced
    to pick 2GB, 4GB, etc.

    I plan to pay full price for the phone anyway, and so the Verizon Edge would just allow me to spread the payments a bit. What is the
    downside of this plan, what am I missing?

    BTW - I am seriously looking at the Z30.
    12-12-13 11:13 AM
  2. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    I'll let you know in about 3 hours! I just confirmed with my local VZ store and they have 5 Z30's in stock...and one of them has MY name on it!
    12-12-13 11:44 AM
  3. keegh's Avatar
    I think the initial start to EDGE, it will just be pull price spread out, but to my knowledge if you wish to trade in after 50% is paid off you will have to trade in your phone.

    Verizon also has a 12-month device payment plan, which from my understanding doesn't mess with your contract aswell. This plan will adjust the price over 12months instead of 24, but doesn't require your contract to be up like I believe the EDGE does.

    The link below is about the payment plan option.

    https://insidersguide.vzw.com/networ...-payment-plan/

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    12-12-13 02:07 PM
  4. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I'd never heard of the payment plan... adds just $24 to the cost. So about 4.4% "financing" for a $549(?) Z30. Not too bad I guess.

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    12-12-13 02:46 PM
  5. keegh's Avatar
    Not bad at all, and i'd assume it's not advertised because they'd prefer people to use EDGE and allow them to turn in old phones so they can turn around and sell as refurb.

    I plan on taking advantage of the payment play if/when the next Q device comes out.

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    12-12-13 02:52 PM
  6. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    OK here's the dilly on how EDGE works, I just completed my transaction. First, it's for in-store only, can't do it online. And that's because you have to trade in your existing phone, and they have to examine the phone to ensure it's in good shape. No cracks, major scratches, etc. I then got to upgrade to a Z30 for $24.99/month with no upgrade or activation fee. The Z30 is considered at least 50% paid up after 12 months. So, if I wish, after 12 mos., I can then upgrade to a new phone with no upgrade fees. The 50% thing is different based on the phone. Some phones are considered 50% paid up in only 6 mos, but not the Z30.

    So yes, the Z30 is costing me $300 at the end, but it's a price I'm willing to pay for being A: impatient and wanting my Z30 now, B: Not having to lay out the entire cost of the phone upfront. It's not for everyone... so consider your options. But for a needy guy like myself, it was totally worth it!
    12-12-13 07:19 PM
  7. peter0328's Avatar
    You lose unlimited data with EDGE too. It's a bad deal. You pay extra for the phone with no plan discount. At the end you do not own the phone.

    http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/7/18...ff-as-att-next

    I just did an unlimited data upgrade transfer loophole to keep mine and get a Z30.

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    12-12-13 11:35 PM
  8. silvanus55's Avatar
    I heard that they all were going away from unlimited data some time in the near future. I switch to data sharing and their is no regrets, wlith 3 phones on my plan and the wifee using her phone for work was causing us to continue to get more minutes until it was cheaper to move to data sharing. The Edge program, just like anything else, has it pros and cons. If you want a phone every year it's a good program, but the way it works you will be getting a new phone every year.
    12-13-13 02:17 PM
  9. o4liberty's Avatar
    Beware of the edge upgrade when you upgrade you loose your upgrade on that device only the contract date doesn't change.

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    12-24-13 06:01 PM
  10. BerryRipe's Avatar
    No EDGE upgrades for me! I run my life and I'm not paying more each month, I'd rather buy my phone outright thus saving my unlimited data and not have to turn my phone back into Verizon when I have been paying for it in the 1st place. Sounds like some kind of scam if you ask me.

    Keep The Faith ? BlackBerry Q10 ?
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    12-29-13 10:48 AM
  11. RAFA1's Avatar
    No EDGE upgrades for me! I run my life and I'm not paying more each month, I'd rather buy my phone outright thus saving my unlimited data and not have to turn my phone back into Verizon when I have been paying for it in the 1st place. Sounds like some kind of scam if you ask me.

    Keep The Faith ? BlackBerry Q10 ?
    I totally agree!!!

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    12-29-13 10:16 PM
  12. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    The Edge program isn't THAT horrible, IMO, esp. if you like to upgrade to a new phone fairly often like I do. And I'm on a 4GB plan, which is more than enough for me, so the unlimited-grandfathering doesn't apply to me. I get a brand new phone without extending my contract, and as long as I've paid at least 50% of the retail price, I can upgrade to another new phone in 6 mos! It's kind of like leasing a car... if you want the newest and best and don't care about owning, it may make sense.
    01-06-14 03:35 PM
  13. peter0328's Avatar
    The Edge program isn't THAT horrible, IMO, esp. if you like to upgrade to a new phone fairly often like I do. And I'm on a 4GB plan, which is more than enough for me, so the unlimited-grandfathering doesn't apply to me. I get a brand new phone without extending my contract, and as long as I've paid at least 50% of the retail price, I can upgrade to another new phone in 6 mos! It's kind of like leasing a car... if you want the newest and best and don't care about owning, it may make sense.
    You are extending your contract. You can't just leave Verizon and stop paying for service and continue paying for the device. You need to pay off the device first then cancel. No different than an ETF that drops every month.

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    01-08-14 07:52 AM
  14. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    You are extending your contract. You can't just leave Verizon and stop paying for service and continue paying for the device. You need to pay off the device first then cancel. No different than an ETF that drops every month.

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    Actually that's not entirely true. You are in fact NOT extending your contract and you are NOT required to sign the standard 2-yr commitment. It is correct, however, that if you want to leave Verizon early, you will have to pony up the remaining due of the retail cost of the phone.
    01-09-14 06:43 AM
  15. peter0328's Avatar
    Actually that's not entirely true. You are in fact NOT extending your contract and you are NOT required to sign the standard 2-yr commitment. It is correct, however, that if you want to leave Verizon early, you will have to pony up the remaining due of the retail cost of the phone.
    That's what I'm saying. It's technically not a service contract is how they want you to think of it, but it really is. They say it's a device contract since you need to pay off the device to cancel.

    So since you can't stop paying for service and just keep paying the device it is a service contract. It's a service contract until the device is repaid. Which is what an ETF is anyway.

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    01-09-14 09:46 AM
  16. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    That's what I'm saying. It's technically not a service contract is how they want you to think of it, but it really is. They say it's a device contract since you need to pay off the device to cancel.

    So since you can't stop paying for service and just keep paying the device it is a service contract. It's a service contract until the device is repaid. Which is what an ETF is anyway.

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    Gotchya. OK, I think we're on the same page.
    01-09-14 01:29 PM
  17. David Johnson20's Avatar
    you say you are on the "unlimited data" plan, and dont want to lose that. i assume you know how many gigs per month you are actually using, and have compared your very old plan to the new plan TOTAL costs? i assume as an edge customer you know that if you buy the 10gb per month plan ($100 i believe) that you get a $25 per month credit for every edge device as long as you are making payments on it? in effect a single user would pay $45 for unlimited talk and text, $100 for 10gb data, minus $25 credit which pretty much makes the phone totally free, and service is $145 per month, plus taxes etc. unless you are a porn addict 10gb is pretty hard to get anywhere close to. my guess is that you are paying that much now, or maybe more. multiple phones on your account? the $25 credit per month is then $50 if you have a 2nd edge phone, $75 for 3, etc. oh, and as a previous loyal blackberry user, unless you job insists on a blackberry because of their security advantages, you want a droid next time. trust me, i was very pig headed and was waiting for a 4g blackberry when my storm 2 crapped out and bb still only offered a 3g. i was not about to buy 5 year old technology and had to "settle" for a droid. sorry, so much more useable apps on the droid. i have no regrets and doubt i will ever go back to bb. no offense, i know how touchy people can be, as i was adamant that my bb was "as good or better" than a droid or iphone. experience shows me i was wrong on that one. you should be sure the new service/data plans and edge credits arent cheaper than what you are paying to keep your unlimited data plan.
    Last edited by David Johnson20; 04-30-14 at 10:49 AM. Reason: bad math on my part
    04-30-14 10:41 AM
  18. David Johnson20's Avatar
    i too am on edge, and overall like it. since i buy 10gb and get $25 per month credit, the $20.83 per month phone is actually more than free.
    HOWEVER, as i understand it, if you want to "edge up" to a newer phone before the entire amount is paid, say once you have met 50%, the one you trade in must be in absolutely perfect condition. not a single mark or imperfection.
    04-30-14 10:46 AM
  19. David Johnson20's Avatar
    um, why would anybody want to leave verizon anyway? like, there is a better choice? really? no, i dont think they are wonderful and perfect and have great customer service. neither does any other carrier. verizon has however solved the frequent "no signal" and "dropped calls" issues that i had with 3 other carriers when i needed to make phone calls
    04-30-14 11:03 AM
  20. anon(8635265)'s Avatar
    Att seems to be closing the gap pretty good lately. None are perfect. I will say cdma is great for not dropping calls during handoffs. I think both Verizon and att have done pretty good jobs with fixing network issues and lte buildouts overall.
    05-02-14 05:21 PM
  21. nrkbb's Avatar
    I got my z30 using edge. It costs me an extra $20 a month. I lived overseas for the past 7 years so I am used having to pay full for phones. At least now I can pay it off monthly.

    Got my first phone in 1998 and I've averaged a new phone once a year. I'm just curious to use the "new" phone. In the past year I've had 3...z10, q10 and z30. Edge works out great for phone-hopper like me.


    Posted using my VZW BlackBerry Z30
    05-02-14 06:14 PM
  22. enik's Avatar
    I know with the Verzion Edge you end up paying full price for the equipment but here is my situation.

    I currently have unlimited data and if I take advantage of Verizon's normal upgrade policy I will LOSE my unlimited data plan and be forced
    to pick 2GB, 4GB, etc.

    I plan to pay full price for the phone anyway, and so the Verizon Edge would just allow me to spread the payments a bit. What is the
    downside of this plan, what am I missing?

    BTW - I am seriously looking at the Z30.
    Well they do have a 6gb plan that they offer for the same $30 price when you switch from unlimited. I believe it's called max or something. I always added it to customers accounts when they switched, but I doubt most reps even know about it

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    05-14-14 10:33 PM
  23. ndnoutlaw's Avatar
    I did this yesterday. I'm happy with it so far. I traded my Z10.. verizon employee tried getting me to change my mind. But I'm glad I did it. I knew more about tech period than that employee

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    05-27-14 12:37 AM
  24. tmichaelmorrissey's Avatar
    I was one click away from upgrading my Z10 to a Z30 and a note appeared in red advising I would be required to return my existing device in two weeks or incur a $200 return fee. This was a deal breaker for me. I wanted to keep my Z10 for a back up and that fee was not fair and excessive. If I bought the Z30 outright, there is no return fee. What bothered me the most hear is I went through the entire Edge ordering process and found out about this return requirement when I was one click away from placing my order!

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    06-01-14 08:26 AM
  25. lockedtight's Avatar
    I was one click away from upgrading my Z10 to a Z30 and a note appeared in red advising I would be required to return my existing device in two weeks or incur a $200 return fee. This was a deal breaker for me. I wanted to keep my Z10 for a back up and that fee was not fair and excessive. If I bought the Z30 outright, there is no return fee. What bothered me the most hear is I went through the entire Edge ordering process and found out about this return requirement when I was one click away from placing my order!

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    This should only be if you're still stuck in a contract with your Z10. If you wait until your contract is up you can keep it. Basically by turning in your phone you're ending that two year contract.

    Posted via CB10
    06-01-14 08:31 AM
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