Goodbye Longterm Contracts, Hello New Devices

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I can admit that I’m a tiny bit obsessed with owning the latest gadgets. Whether it’s video games, tablets, cameras, fitness trackers or cell phones – I want to get my hands on the newest, most advanced technology possible (thanks, Dad). I love opening the new boxes and devoting chunks of the next two days oblivious to the world around me as I learn the ins and outs of what makes each item unique. But I think my favorite part is the look of wonder on the tech challenged faces of family members when I show off an awesome capability like the “Jedi Mind Powers” of my Samsung Galaxy S4.

But the trouble with keeping up is, well, keeping up. The rate of change for technology is on the exponential curve – sharply aiming towards the sky with no end in sight. What was hot a few months ago, quickly becomes outdated – and by the end of 2 years it’s historic! *Gasp* A self proclaimed geek with an outdated device? The horror! Alright, I may be a bit dramatic but you catch my drift. Come on, you *know* you’ve hesitated upgrading to the newest iPhone because you know that as soon as you do, a newer one will be released the next day. But slow, outdated devices are a total drag. And for those on pre-paid or no contract plans, the sheer cost of purchasing the device at full retail value is prohibitive!

Enter the new Verizon Edge device payment and early upgrade plan. It offers a solution for obtaining that just opened box of technology smell more frequently. Verizon Edge is a flexible payment plan that spreads the retail price of a phone (smartphone or basic) over 24 months.  It’s like layaway but you get the product NOW. No waiting!

Here’s how it works:

  • Choose the phone you want and sign up for a month-to-month service plan. The full retail price of the phone will be divided over 24 months with the first months payment due at time of purchase.
  • If, after 6 months you want to upgrade again, you can as long as you have paid off at least 50% of the retail price of the previous phone.

With the new Edge Program there are no contracts, finance charges or upgrade frees. If this sounds like something that’s right for you, be on the lookout for Verizon Edge available on August 25, 2013.

VZWBUZZ BadgeI am a Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz Blogger. Information for this post was provided by Verizon. All opinions are my own.

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Research lab rat turned travel mom, Jeana S writes about gadgets, tech, entertainment, weddings and of course, travel. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and playing robots with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in Ben's underwear drawer.

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