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AT&T, Verizon to provide customers with early upgrade options

07/16, 5:29am

Launch of T-Mobile Jump forcing other carriers to offer similar plans

The new T-Mobile Jump plan to allow for phone upgrades twice a year appears to have forced the hand of AT&T and Verizon into offering their own variants of the scheme, departing from the typical 24-month lifecycle. AT&T announced a new plan to provide new smartphones and tablets on a yearly basis, something it teased about last week, while Verizon is said to be working on its own plan.

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