To go along with the launch of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Verizon is allowing early upgrades for any customers eligible for an upgrade over the next two months. That means that customers eligible for an upgrade on or before November 15 2014 will be able to upgrade immediately to a new device, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Here’s details on the promo straight from Verizon:
As a special thank you to our existing customers, all Verizon customers who would be eligible to upgrade on or before November 15th have had their upgrade dates changed to become upgrade eligible immediately. These customers can now upgrade to any device currently in our lineup, with new two year contract. Customers should check My Verizon to confirm upgrade eligibility.
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Other carriers have done similar limited time upgrade offers to accompany new iPhone launches and encourage users to upgrade/purchase the new device. AT&T typically offers early upgrades to customers within a month of being eligible to upgrade. This year we so far only have confirmation from Verizon on early upgrades, and other carriers seem to be more focused on pushing users to switch to one of their new upgrade programs like AT&T Next and T-Mobile’s JUMP.
Earlier today Apple announced a record 4 million preorders for the new iPhones during its first 24 hours. AT&T previously said it set record-breaking sales numbers during the first night of preorders, but we’ve yet to hear from other carriers.
We’ve reached out to Sprint and AT&T to see if they are offering a similar early upgrade offer to customers for the iPhone 6 launch, but didn’t immediately hear back.
Update: Sprint told us the following: “We encourage Sprint customers to call Customer Care with upgrade questions – we allow most customers who have had their current device for at least 6 months to upgrade early on Easy Pay or Lease.”