Today, if you’re an Edge customer, you qualify for an upgrade after paying for 60 – 75% of the cost of your smartphone, depending on when you last upgraded. I upgraded in December and can upgrade again after 18 months (paying for 75% of cost of my iPhone 6), assuming that I don’t pay more than the monthly minimum.
In what sounds like a good deal, Verizon is touting that, after May 31st, you can qualify for a new phone after your smartphone is paid in full. If you do not pay anything more than the minimum amount, this would take two years to quality. Definitely not as good of a deal that you would get on May 30th, where you would only have to pay for 75% of the cost of the smartphone to qualify for an upgrade, or 18 months of the standard monthly fee.
So, if you qualify for an upgrade, you may want to visit your local Verizon store NOW.