When your gift card arrives, use it toward the purchase of a new device or use it on your bill as a way to offset the upgrade fee on the device you have your eye on!
A thoughtful alternative: You can donate your old device to Hope Line from Verizon, a program that gives survivors of domestic violence a safe, reliable way to stay in contact with vital resources in a time of crisis.
Verizon Wireless is completely dismissing the idea that it will be slowing down future Android updates on Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
Last week, Google revealed that although it's handling software and security updates for the devices, Verizon must certify them for carrier-sold Pixels before they can be rolled out to customers.
You may be wondering, “When is my phone upgrade eligible?
The safest way to make sure you don’t lose anything is to enroll in Verizon Cloud and store all your data there.
Download and install the free Verizon Cloud app on your smartphone to sync and save your important contacts, photos, videos, documents, texts, call logs and more with Verizon Cloud’s secure storage.
Verizon will not stand in the way of any major updates and users will get all updates at the same time as Google.
Also, the Verizon version of the Google Pixel is carrier unlocked, so you can use it where ever you like.
You can even keep all of your cloud-connected devices in sync by setting up automatic Verizon Cloud backups.