Please clarify "I was told" ... did a Verizon rep tell you that? Typically, the upgrade pricing only goes into effect on that date, but some customer have had luck finding a rep either in store or over the phone who was willing to let it slide a few days early. Doesn't hurt to ask. Good luck!
Hi Syd an i have the Option to Early upgrade my one Line After i got my Maxx i wanted to use the B.O.G.O plan that had just came out shortly after i got it. That was in February. They couldn't Back it no more than 15 days witch is the 28 of April. An i get $30.00 off on my next Device Purchase But with the new $30.00 upgrade fee Verizon is Launching the 28 or 29 it kind of deflated my Balloon..once again! Lol b33 All i can do is smile