I did get this from the store. I asked if they can “look the other way” and let me just keep my current card but they said, NOGO due to the “upgrade”. I’m going to wing this and hope for the best. And thanks for the heads up.There are not "right new cards" all of them are the same at this point in time. Just have them upgrade the internet and you'll be fine, even with a new ONT/Modem/GW if that happens.
I have a hunch you talked to a phone rep, they are not reliable sources of information, if you have a real FiOS store in your region they are usually more helpful, Verizon has no plans to do anything different with CableCARDs in the foreseeable future.