NE2 is new every 2 (years). In addition to the upgrade price, you also get an additional discount on the phone. Some that are on the older plan will get an extra $100 off the price of the phone, most (me included) will receive an additional $50 off the phone. So I would pay $150 instead of $200 for the X. At this point, I'm eligible for an upgrade, but my NE2 isn't until Aug. 18.