This comes as a little surprise does it not? From this leaked email it appears Verizon is trying to lock in a few of those subscribers that are walking around off-contract and have yet to sign a new 2-year contract with Verizon. Maybe they don't want to lose then, or any contract is better than nothing so they are now offering 1 Month of service free as well as a 1-year contract extension for select customers.
Our friends over at Droid-Life got word of this email floating around and I just had to share with everyone just in case. It doesn't appear to offer any discounts for phones or anything so the only incentive I see is the 1 month of free service. Is that one month free worth locking yourself in for an entire year? I don't think so, but that is just me. I'd keep waiting and use my upgrade on that Droid Bionic that is around the corner.
I think Verizon would have more luck if they offered this 1-year contract plan with maybe $100 off any smartphone or something along those lines, but I might be dreaming as that will probably never happen. With technology and hardware moving so fast I almost don't want to sign ANY 2-year contracts and would rather just buy my Android toys outright. I think a carrier should offer 1-year contracts all the time and find a way to make it work.
The offer appears to be by telephone and customer support only, online and local stores are not participating. Feel free to call if you'd like.