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    Default Verizon Launches Early Smartphone Upgrade Program


    Verizon is looking to regain some edge from competitors in the smartphone market with the launch of its new smartphone upgrade program conveniently called Verizon Edge.

    As MMi's Akshay Masand correctly predicted in his coverage of the rumored program earlier this week, the largest U.S. carrier is introducing a plan that shortens the period customers have to wait between device upgrades.

    And, yes, the program includes Apple's iPhone.

    Verizon Edge also enables a no-contract payment plan that breaks up a smartphones initial cost into monthly installments. However, the arrangement still lets customers upgrade to a newer model after just one year.

    Although Verizon is promoting the new program as something completely new for the carrier, it certainly isn't new to the industry as AT&T and T-Mobile already offer consumers incentives
    similar to those found in the Verizon Edge program.

    Sprint now exists as the only top U.S. carrier that is yet to roll out an early upgrade program.

    Source: Verizon

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    I gotta look at their details. I'm just curious how much more they would like me to pay for the same crappy service.

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    All of these early upgrade deals are a rip off to the consumer. Your best option always is to sell your handset yourself and use the money made to buy a new phone.

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    They getting smart now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
    I gotta look at their details. I'm just curious how much more they would like me to pay for the same crappy service.
    I'm on AT&T and girlfriend has Verizon. Complete opposite. She has full bars in the forest as where I have no signal at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
    I'm on AT&T and girlfriend has Verizon. Complete opposite. She has full bars in the forest as where I have no signal at all.
    But when you do both have service (data, not just voice) who's is faster?

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    Verizon is faster dude.. Hands down. At least where I am. I blaze past AT&T folks at all times lol.

    http://www.vicrosdesigns.net/imgs/DNsigv3.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
    But when you do both have service (data, not just voice) who's is faster?
    Haven't tested it out with both of us. Though I can tell you where they do Daytona 500 I got 62mbps down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Ninja View Post
    Verizon is faster dude.. Hands down. At least where I am. I blaze past AT&T folks at all times lol.
    AT&T:


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    Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
    AT&T:

    Are you at your house? I don't even get lte at my house but in the city is where it really boosts. I'm at work right now too

    LTE:


    4G:

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    I guess Virginia is just a poor place for LTE. Sometimes I'll get what I would consider LTE speed (15mbps or so) but otherwise I average 0.5-1.0mbps download speed. Absolutely horrible.

    Ps how do u post pics? I use the mobile app not the website and it never let's me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
    I guess Virginia is just a poor place for LTE. Sometimes I'll get what I would consider LTE speed (15mbps or so) but otherwise I average 0.5-1.0mbps download speed. Absolutely horrible.

    Ps how do u post pics? I use the mobile app not the website and it never let's me
    Download the free app imgupr. Mine is in Ocala Florida

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
    Are you at your house?
    No this was while driving. I don't get LTE at my house. I have wifi at home so no LTE doesn't bother me.

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post

    Ps how do u post pics? I use the mobile app not the website and it never let's me
    I use Photobucket app.

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    AT&T 4G result is the first row, next two rows are LTE and last row is Wifi.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
    AT&T 4G result is the first row, next two rows are LTE and last row is Wifi.

    Who do you have wifi through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
    Who do you have wifi through?
    Brighthouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
    Brighthouse.
    Damn I get just a little over 9mbps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
    Damn I get just a little over 9mbps
    Bright house has a residential plan that goes up to 80mbps. A rep was gonna let me try it for free for a week but I said no.

    I don't even want to try it coz I know I wouldn't want to go back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
    Bright house has a residential plan that goes up to 80mbps. A rep was gonna let me try it for free for a week but I said no.

    I don't even want to try it coz I know I wouldn't want to go back.
    True that. Unfortunately bright house doesn't come to my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
    True that. Unfortunately bright house doesn't come to my area.
    I believe Brighthouse is a part of Time Warner.

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