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Verizon launches Annual Upgrade Program with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Verizon wants to put a brand new Samsung smartphone in your hand every single year.

Published onMarch 14, 2016

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It’s true that your new smartphone will be your pride and joy for months – maybe even a full year – but eventually the aura of newness wears off, and the sleek dazzle of technology becomes old hat. Things fall apart, the center cannot hold, the falcon cannot hear the falconer. Soon that flagship machine is just a tool that gets the job done, and all of your friends have upgraded to snazzier, more impressive gadgets. However, Verizon is offering a solution to stave off entropy for good.

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It’s called their Annual Upgrade Program, and if you pre-ordered a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, then you’re already on it. Moreover, Verizon is extending this plan to anybody who purchases either of these smartphones on their device payment option. The way that it works is that, each year, the carrier will let you pick out any new smartphone and swap in your previous one for it. You can upgrade so long as you’ve paid off more than 50% of your current device and so long as 30 days have passed since you initially purchased it


Verizon is also taking advantage of this promotion to remind users that they’re currently running an offer that aims to coax other carrier subscribers over to their network. If you swap to Verizon today, they’re putting such bonuses on the table as 24 bonus GB of data every year for life, and if you’re worried about contract termination fees or paying off your old device, they’re willing to toss up to $650 at the problem to get you out of that unhealthy relationship. Whether you’ll find a healthier relationship with the nation’s largest carrier remains to be seen, but they’re certainly rolling out the red carpet.

If you want to check out the full details of the Annual Upgrade Program, head over to the official news release and read up on all the fine print. Either way, be sure to tell us what you think of this offer in the comments below!

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