The Verizon Edge program allows for frequent phone upgrades for the carrier’s customers. But Verizon has made sure that the service is only available with one of its ‘Share Everything’ data plans. For a limited time, Verizon’s offering a 6GB per month ‘Verizon Max’ data plan to unlimited customers willing to make the switch and join Verizon Edge.
Verizon’s Edge early upgrade program launches in only a few day. It will give customers the chance to spread the full cost of a smartphone out over 24 months, and be eligible to upgrade every 6 months. Unfortunately for the folks who are still grandfathered in on an unlimited plan, Verizon Edge is only offered with Share Everything plans. So unlimited customers need to sacrifice they’ve held onto so dearly if they’d like to reap the early upgrade benefits of Verizon Edge.
To mitigate this outrage and ease the transition, Verizon has announced a special data plan for unlimited users making the switch. Verizon Max is made up of two plans that include 6GB of data for $30 per month and 8GB of data plus tethering for $50 per month. Droid Life released the documentation, which reveals that Verizon Max will launch on Aug. 25, the same date as Verizon Edge. It will be available for a limited time, though an end date has yet to be announced.
With Edge, customers agree to pay the full retail price of a phone and Verizon will spread out the cost of the phone over 24 months. Each month, you will pay for your monthly service and pay a fee for your phone. Customers can upgrade anytime after the six-month mark, as long as they have paid off 50 percent of their phone. Customers can then turn in their old phone for a new one and start the installments all over again. Unlike AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon is reportedly not charging a finance charge, a program fee or an upgrade fee for the plan.
[Via: Droid Life]