- That's what happened to me the other day. I went to the #Verizon
store to try to give them my money and extend my contract for another two years.
They decided that my $200/month wasn't good enough and would only allow me to continue being their customer for $250/month. Oh, that is in addition to the $30 upgrade fee that I would have to pay just for the privilege of being able to continue giving them money.
I wanted the GS3. I could have bought two of them at full retail and kept my plan the way it was and saved money over buying it discounted and extending my contract.
Over two years, $1,600 to buy two subsidized phones and extend my contract, compared to $1,200 and keep my plan.
Neither of those numbers sounded good to me, so I went (literally) across the street to AT&T and got everything I had before, plus two GS3 phones for $80/month less than I was paying Verizon.
I think they are underestimating the number of people who continued to hang around only to keep the unlimited data.