The Verizon Edge #VZWBuzz

Verizon-WirelessI’m so excited to announce the all new Edge program by Verizon.  This couldn’t be more perfect in timing with my in-laws cellular contract expiring.  We’ve been itching to move them to Verizon for their incredible reliability and coverage and this gives us them a lot of flexibility, and while I wish it was because they were such tech geeks, its more like they keep losing their phones or breaking them.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Upon credit approval you only need to pay the first month’s payment on the device (basic phone and smartphone) at time of purchase.
  • Under the Verizon Edge program, customers can pay for their phones outright in full or choose to pay for their (smart) phone over 24 monthly installments.  That’s awesome especially if you’ve been eying phones like the Samsung Galaxy 4 but it’s a bit out of your price range.
  • Customers interested in purchasing a tablet may be eligible for the 12 month device payment plan too.
  • After 6 months and 50% of the full retail cost is paid, customers can turn in their existing phone (which must be in good working condition) for a new one.  Again, AMAZEBALLS!  How many times has a cooler phone come out right when you JUST got your new phone… did you hear the Samsung Galaxy 5 is coming out?!  (I jest, not just yet!)  I’m such a sucker for new gear, this plan has my name written all over it!
  • Customers are on a month to month contract so they can leave Verizon at any time without an early termination fee, although I’m not sure you’d want to.  They would of course be responsible to make the remaining payments due and receive a monthly statement until paid in full.  Those terminations fee were always a pain to me.
  • The Edge program is available to both new customers and existing customers who are eligible for an upgrade, which is amazing as usually programs as great as this is, are only available to new customers!

The standard two-year contract is still the best bang for the buck, but the Verizon Edge program is one of the most flexible on the market, really making better/nicer phones more available to the market.

The Verizon Edge will begin on August 25th, 2013. Sign up here to get the latest information.

{ Disclosure: I am a member of the Verizon Lifestyle Blogger program.  I received no compensation for this post. As always, all opinions are my own. }