Last year, Verizon introduced a new upgrade plan designed for Apple fans who want to buy a fresh iPhone each year as soon as the latest model comes out. Now the carrier is doing the same thing for Samsung fans starting with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
All you have to do is buy one of the new phones from Verizon on a payment plan and, if you pre-ordered, you’ll be enrolled in the program automatically. Once you’ve paid for at least half of the device, you can upgrade to a new model. The company is letting customers upgrade as soon as 30 days after activating their phone, but most people will probably wait a full year for the inevitable Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are both great phones, and either one is a solid choice if you’re ready to upgrade. Thanks to new programs like Verizon’s, you can also sign up for a contract without worrying that you’ll be locked in for a full two years with no easy way out. When the next big thing rolls around, you should be able to trade up without any issue.