Verizon's new 'Edge' program allows no-contract upgrades every 6 months | Android Central. Verizon is jumping on the early upgrade bandwagon, and joining T-Mobile and Sprint with a plan that could allow Verizon Share Everything users to upgrade their phones every six months, instead of every two years. In fact, by paying for the phones on the Edge installment plan, you will qualify for an upgrade as soon as you pay 50-% of the cost of the new phone. This plan goes live at the end of August, so you have a lot of time to consider its effect. Now, I will have to fend off requests for new phones by the teens in the house.