Verizon Wireless Changes ‘New Every Two’ Cell Phone Upgrade
Verizon Wireless began selling the Verizon iPhone 4 to current Verizon customers on February 3, 2011. AT&T was only wireless cell phone company selling the best-selling Apple iPhone. Like the iPad and iPod, Apple iPhone owners think their Apple product is in a league of its own.
During Verizon’s iPhone pre-order period they were overwhelmed with orders. The iPhone sales helped Verizon set a new sales record, but they also had to shut down iPhone pre-ordering after only a few hours. Selling the iPhone 4 has already made Verizon Wireless a more competitive cell phone company. The Verizon iPhone 4 was open to new Verizon customers on February 10, 2011.
Verizon changed their ‘New Every Two’ renewal plan in preparation for selling the Verizon Apple iPhone 4. Verizon cannot afford to give away a new Verizon iPhone 4 every two years because iPhones are expensive. Cell phone companies buy them at cost and sell them at discount prices to customers. Cell phone companies make back the money they pay for iPhones, smartphones, and other cell phones with long cell phone contracts. Cell phone companies require two year contracts to recoup the money they paid to buy cell phones. Cell phone carriers encourage customer loyalty with two year contracts, renewal credits and discounts, plus early termination fees.
Verizon Customers Can Use a Smartphone Renewal Credit to Buy a $100 Verizon iPhone
The changes in Verizon’s upgrade policy actually makes some customers eligible for a $100 Apple iPhone. Verizon grandfathered some customers who can use their Verizon smartphone renewal plan credit to buy a discount Verizon iPhone. Call Verizon to see if you qualify for the renewal credit and the discount $100 Verizon iPhone. Customers who cannot get a discount Verizon iPhone need to make Verizon offer them a good deal to stay. The cell phone customers who get the best deals on their phones make the company work to either keep them or make switching carriers worth their money.
New Verizon iPhone customers are not eligible. Before picking Verizon for the iPhone spend time comparing prices between Verizon and AT&T for the best iPhone cost and data plan.
Buying Verizon iPhone 4 Insurance for Smartphones
Cell phone companies have contracts with insurance companies. Verizon will try to talk customers into buying iPhone insurance (or smartphone insurance on any new cell phone). Smartphone and iPhone insurance is an unnecessary payment, for most people. Cell phone customers buy the insurance after hearing the cell phone rep tell them all of the disasters that may destroy the new phone. Customers buy iPhone insurance out of fear because replacing the iPhone at cost is expensive. Calculate the total cost of buying iPhone or smartphone insurance before ordering a new iPhone from Verizon or AT&T. A lot of people do not need the extra expense, plus they are already covered under their auto, home owners, or renters insurance.
Verizon iPhone 4 Accessories
The Verizon iPhone 4 is shaped differently than the AT&T iPhone. Buying iPhone accessories from Amazon is cheaper than buying them from Verizon or ATT. Apple iPhone accessories like cases, chargers, and screen protectors help the iPhone last longer. Rather than buying an iPhone bundle from Verizon, save the money and buy 5 screen protectors for $1.15. As far as iPhone cases, the Splash Slider case and Otterbox cases are quite popular. Otterbox iPhone cases come in several different colors and have a built in screen protector.