Saturday, April 9, 2011

Verizon Removing 1-Year Contract

Verizon Wireless confirmed that as of April 17th, they will no longer give the option to sign up for 1-year contracts. They are doing this to help simplify choices, and because most customers choose the 2-year contract anyway.

The 1-year contract was mostly for users who wanted to get a subsidized new phone every year and only pay a little more for it than the 2-year contracts. But on April 17, new customers and those who are renewing will be expected to go for the 2-year subsidy or pay full price.

Month-to-Month, prepaid, and 2-year contracts are going unchanged.

What do you guys think of this? Personally i didn't even know a 1-year contract was an option, too late now though i guess.


  1. I usually try to get 1 year contracts... what a shame.

  2. I have a 3 year contract anyways :P

  3. that is a shame, 1 year is very reasonable.

  4. My 2-year contract with Verizon is almost up, and I didn't know a 1-year even existed...but I'm pretty unhappy with their service, so I'll probably be switching soon anyway.