Annual upgrades for smartphones are some of the smartest plans introduced by US carriers. In a fast-moving tech world, every phone gets outdated in six month’s time, no matter how advanced your model is.
Not every one of us can afford to upgrade our devices every year, especially when the smartphone prices are skyrocketing. After Sprint introduced the Galaxy Forever program for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, we were expecting other carriers to join in.
Annual upgrade plans are not new to Verizon. This plan was earlier offered to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus customers. Considering Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge’s popularity, Verizon decided to follow Sprint’s footsteps and introduce a similar program for Samsung’s flagship phones.
Verizon in its announcement post wrote, “The Verizon Annual Upgrade Program means you can turn in your phone and upgrade to any new smartphone every year. You can upgrade 30 days after activating a new phone when more than 50% of the device price has been paid.”
The company added, “Don’t want to upgrade? You can still pay your phone off in 24 low monthly payments. That’s way better than those ‘lease plans’ offered by other companies. They can surprise you with huge balloon payments just 18 months into your agreement, or make you hand over your phone without getting anything for it.” Here comes good news for those who had pre-ordered any of these flagship phones from Verizon. You are already enrolled in the program.
Earlier, if you wanted to choose an annual upgrade program for Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, you have only one option that is Sprint, but with Verizon joining in, you have another option. Let us now see what other carriers do to pull the customers for the upcoming iPhone 7. Other carriers may have something in store for this upcoming Apple phone, if not for Galaxy phones.
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