Are you one of those people who likes to have the newest and greatest technology? How about the newest and greatest smartphone? I know I am! I always want the latest model because I know it does something cooler or something my current model doesn't do. But I hate having to wait two years before I can upgrade my phone! So much happens in two years!
Here's where Verizon comes in. They have a new program called Verizon Edge that I can't wait to tell you about!
So...what exactly IS Verizon Edge?
Verizon Edge is a program that lets you pay for your phone over 24 months rather than paying for it all upfront. You only need to pay the first month’s installment at the time of purchase, from then on you’ll make a monthly payment until your phone is paid off completely. Or, after six months, if you've paid 50% of the balance due and after meeting the eligibility requirements, you’ll have the option to “Edge Up” to a new phone without any upgrade fees.
There are 3 basic steps to the Verizon Edge program.
Step 1: Pick a new phone. The full retail price is split into 24 monthly payments, and added to your usual monthly bill.
Step 2: Enjoy your new phone. After 6 months, with at least 50% of your phone's price paid off, you're eligible to Edge Up.
Step 3: Edge Up. Trade in your existing device and select your new one.
What are the eligibility requirements for Verizon Edge? Existing customers must be eligible for an upgrade. Customers with accounts less than 6 months will need to go through an internal e-credit check. If you are a new Verizon customer that wants to be eligible for Verizon Edge you must pass a credit check. Unfortunately, prepaid accounts are not eligible for Verizon Edge.
There are two more reasons why you should take advantage of the Verizon Edge Program:
- Free Activation- New customers who sign up for Verizon Edge, will receive a credit back for their $35 activation fee. WOW!
- One Edge Payment Free- All customers new to Verizon Edge, will receive a credit back for one month's Verizon Edge device payment. WOW!
Verizon Edge doesn't require a service contract. Customers will be on a month-to-month service agreement and device installment agreement. There is no fee to join the Edge program.
All Verizon Wireless smartphones and basic phones are eligible for Verizon Edge. Other devices, such as tablets and mobile hotspots, are not eligible at this time.
Sounds awesome right? I'm pretty excited about the Verizon Edge Program and the opportunity to upgrade my phone in six months!
QOTD: What kind of phone do you have? Are you ready to upgrade?