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I just looked around for this and didn't see it anywhere and was totally unaware of this. 2 yeas ago we bought our phones through Verizon. 2 months ago we were upgrade eligible. Today I signed in to my account and there was a popup asking me to upgrade my phone. It also gave me the option to get $25 off per month if I liked my phone and wanted to keep it and not upgrade. It didn't say anything about extending the contract and I am still month to month now that my 2 year contract was up.

I figured this was good information to have because 2 months ago we were seriously thinking about upgrading our phones since we were eligible. Even right now we were thinking about getting the Droid Turbo but if we're going to get $25 off every month, we might as well wait until the Samsung S6 comes out. We have two phones that have unlimited texting, and calling and share 10gb of data.

If anyone has any more information about this please post. I am assuming the $25 off is for the entire account because I couldn't find where to do this for the 2nd line.

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Last Edited by xKuDaNaTx April 3, 2015 at 01:40 PM
Very simple wiki until I'm not busy to make a more detailed one:

$25 off discount is ONLY for off-contract / month-to-month lines on MORE EVERYTHING plan of 10 GB data or more.

If your Verizon data plan is under 10GB (ie. 6GB), you'll only get $15 off per non-contract lines.

If you have unlimited data plans or plans that's NOT More Everything plan, this doesn't apply to you even if you are off-contract or not.

Discount is only $10 for basic phones (non-smartphones).


How to get this discount when you meet those conditions above:
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You have to add the month to month discount to each line. Log in in to your Verizon wireless account and select change features on the left hand side. Select the line that you need to add the discount to and the promotion usually shows up at the top of the screen, click the add discount button.
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Discounted pricing available for customers who are out of contract, purchased a smartphone at full retail or bought their own smartphone. Save $10 per month off your line access charge. Smartphones on MORE Everything Plans 10GB and higher save $25 per month.
Or contact Verizon customer service by dialing 611.

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As far as I know from past posts about this, people with unlimited data are not eligible.
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anyone with Unlimited data try this??
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So, can I make a guess at what's happening here? Did you have a plan where you were paying a monthly fee of about $25 a month for your phone rather than $200 up front or paying in full? I would imagine the $25 off is really just the monthly payment on your phone ending.

I could be wrong, but let us know...
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This $25 discount is basically the phone subsidy per month for a 2 year contract.

On a 2 year contract an iPhone 6 (16 GB version) is $199 up front. $25 x 24 = $600. $600 + $199 = $799. You're basically paying full price for the phone.
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We get it for each of our 5 lines. We pay $80 -20% + 5*15 = $135 for 5 lines. Also got 2 free tablets + free data access lol. So 7 total lines sharing 10gb for $135. We were considering switching to t-mobile but with this plan we get just as good of a deal with much better coverage.
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I just looked around for this and didn't see it anywhere and was totally unaware of this. 2 yeas ago we bought our phones through Verizon. 2 months ago we were upgrade eligible. Today I signed in to my account and there was a popup asking me to upgrade my phone. It also gave me the option to get $25 off per month if I liked my phone and wanted to keep it and not upgrade. It didn't say anything about extending the contract and I am still month to month now that my 2 year contract was up.

I figured this was good information to have because 2 months ago we were seriously thinking about upgrading our phones since we were eligible. Even right now we were thinking about getting the Droid Turbo but if we're going to get $25 off every month, we might as well wait until the Samsung S6 comes out. We have two phones that have unlimited texting, and calling and share 10gb of data.

If anyone has any more information about this please post. I am assuming the $25 off is for the entire account because I couldn't find where to do this for the 2nd line.

http://imgur.com/td0ABFV
You have to add the month to month discount to each line. Log in in to your Verizon wireless account and select change features on the left hand side. Select the line that you need to add the discount to and the promotion usually shows up at the top of the screen, click the add discount button.
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This was mentioned at the new Verizon data cap increase at lower price thread that has like over 50 pages or something. But it wasn't specifically mentioned on OP and only mentioned by other SDer posts.

But yea, it only works for month-to-month or off-contract people.

You also only get $25 discount per non-contract line IF YOUR DATA PLAN IS 10GB OR MORE. If it's under 10GB (like 4GB or 6GB plans), you only get $15 discount per line that's month-to-month. FYI.
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We get it for each of our 5 lines. We pay $80 -20% + 5*15 = $135 for 5 lines. Also got 2 free tablets + free data access lol. So 7 total lines sharing 10gb for $135. We were considering switching to t-mobile but with this plan we get just as good of a deal with much better coverage.
Can you tell us more? Which carrier? When did you start this, etc?

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Can you tell us more? Which carrier? When did you start this, etc?

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The guy was mentioning Verizon.

Basically he had 5 lines which are all out of contract or month-to-month and with a 10GB data plan on Everything Plan ($80), they only have to pay $15 per line x 5 ($25 discount from $40 originally).

The 20% off from $80 is probably some corporate discount he's getting from his workplace or somewhere.
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Goes to show you what a rip off subsidized phones are. $25 x 24 months = $600 plus the $250 you pay up front for the phone. $850 total.

I can't possibly think of a more expensive way to buy a phone.
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Goes to show you what a rip off subsidized phones are. $25 x 24 months = $600 plus the $250 you pay up front for the phone. $850 total.

I can't possibly think of a more expensive way to buy a phone.
In that sense, I agree. It's even more of a rip-off when you get "suckered" into a 2-year contract with Verizon giving away those "free" smartphones that's obviously less than $600 in value during promotion.

Even for Galaxy Note 4, off-contract/full price is 700 dollars at Verizon while contract price is 300 + extra $600 basically when you factor paying extra $25 per month without discount. That's $200 more over the course of 2 years for no good reason except being locked into contract.

Bottom line, if your Verizon data plan is 10GB or more (which warrants $25 off per no contract line), buy the phone full right and don't bother getting into 2-year contract with Verizon anymore.

Otherwise you're just throwing more money at already expensive cellphone bill to Verizon.
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so if we have unlimited data we can't get this deal?

I already get 20% off my line with my with work
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so if we have unlimited data we can't get this deal?
This is for people with MORE EVERYTHING plans.

If you have unlimited data plan, that's an old outdated grandfathered plan with no flexibility to change your plan unless you want to lose your unlimited data. That's the only way Verizon is trying to squeeze you out of unlimited data by giving you no option to change whatsoever unless you don't want unlimited data anymore.
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