Is there anyone on this forum who got a subsidized iPhone 5 or 5s through Verizon and then upgraded to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus though Verizon Edge? I work with a guy who got a subsidized iPhone 5 from Verizon about a year and a half ago. He is not eligible for subsidy since he's less than 24 months into his contract. I'm with AT&T and they let you keep your subsidized iPhone when you get a Next phone even if you subsidized for a 5s last October. So assuming Verizon did the same thing, I recommended Edge to my coworker. He hadn't heard of it and he was excited to go to Verizon and order a Plus. He came back to work yesterday and told me that he couldn't upgrade because they wanted to take his iPhone 5 right now and leave him phoneless while he waits several weeks for a Plus to be delivered. Are they taking subsidized phones from people or was the store rep he spoke with just an idiot? If they are taking them, that is so unfair. AT&T lets you keep the subsidized phone.