Quickly following AT&T's footsteps, Verizon Wireless is throwing its hat into the early upgrade ring with a few unique twists and turns of its own. The program, known as Edge, will offer you the ability to pay the full retail price of your phone on a month-to-month basis, with the cost spread out over 24 months (as opposed to AT&T Next's 20 month). However, you'll also be able to upgrade your phone via trade-in after the first six months, provided you have paid off at least half of your phone's total price. Unfortunately, also like Next, you won't see any change in how much the standard wireless plans cost, so while you're saving the upfront cost and switching phones more often, you're also paying a lot more per month for the privilege. We've got Verizon's blog post past the break if you're looking for more details.