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Verizon Edge now let's you pay it off anytime, no trade-in required to upgrade

Verizon Edge is changing its terms, removing the waiting period for upgrades. Now you just need to pay your phone off in full and can then upgrade -- no need to trade in your current phone.

Published onMay 27, 2015


Verizon Edge was first introduced in the summer of 2013 as a response to T-Mobile’s own uncarrier initiative. Since that time, the program has somewhat evolved, but yesterday Big Red announced a new change that makes the program much more appealing. Currently, you have to wait 30-days after signing up for an Edge program before you can upgrade. Once a month has passed, you’ll have to pay off 75% off a device and trade it in. Needless to say, this isn’t a good deal at all. Thankfully, come May 31st, Verizon is doing away with the timeframe altogether.

From here on out, the only requirement before upgrading to a new device is that you have it paid off. Once you’ve met that requirement, you can upgrade, while keeping the phone you’ve already paid in full. This new move means that folks looking for a new phone can pick it up through Edge and pay it off at their own pace. Once their done, they can upgrade if they so choose, and can either keep their existing phone or can turn to Ebay, Swappa, or other sources to sell their previous device instead of giving it away to Verizon.

What do you think of the change, does this make the Verizon Edge program more appealing to you — or do you still feel it isn’t worth it? Let us know in the comments.

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