Verizon Adds Tablets to Edge
Verizon over the weekend added the iPad and Android tablets to its Edge early upgrade program.
Under the Edge program, for example, an iPad Air would be priced at $31.50 for 20 months, identical to the pricing AT&T offers for the same device on its Next program.
“We’ve had other tablet payment plans in the past, but now we’re focused on Edge,” a Verizon spokesperson told Wireless Week when asked about why tablets are just coming to Edge.
Under Edge, customers can opt for a new device after paying 60 percent of their current device.
Verizon opening up tablets to Edge comes several months after T-Mobile’s “tablet freedom” announcement which included a promise of LTE tablets for Wi-Fi only prices and 200 MBs free monthly.