Switching upgrades so I can get the iphone
This awesome and unique situation occurs if you are part of a family plan.
I have the main line in the vzw family plan and upgraded to the Droid X when it first came out. After the vzw iphone announcement I sold my Droid X on ebay for a profit. Now I want to transfer my wife's upgrade, which she still has not used to my line. If you visit the website and try to switch upgrade to another line it works for all the phones on the website. However I have no clue if this will be possible Feb 3, the pre order date.
What do you guys suggest? Should I call on Feb 3 and explain my situation?
Thanks for the input!
- 01-26-2011, 01:17 PM #2
In my estimation you should do the switch on the 3rd. When you log in to "My Account", you should have the option to transfer the upgrade to a different line. After you click that it should take you to select a phone. I'm hoping on Feb. 3rd that after I do that, the iphone will then be there to select.
- 01-26-2011, 01:21 PM #3
- 01-26-2011, 01:24 PM #4
like starbird mentioned. she doesnt have a data plan, while I do. After I sold my Droid X i didnt cancel my data plan, im just using a dumbphone for 2 weeks until the iphone is released then piggyback it onto my existing data plan/sign up for the same data plan being offered anyways $30/unlimited. I hope it all works out. I really just want to do everything online, but obv afraid of the intense traffic on Feb 3.
- 01-26-2011, 03:29 PM #6
Unless you plan on paying for a data plan for her for the next 2 years, I would say it wouldn't work out. Paying the Full Retail ($450 more) for the iPhone will end up being cheaper than 24 months of $30 ($720). Look at the bright side, though. Assuming you're upgrade eligible some time around April 2012, you will still be. And you'll only be 14 months in on the iPhone, and can get the new one at that time (possibly 4G LTE enabled) at the discount and your NE2 (assuming you still have that one more time).
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- 01-26-2011, 07:14 PM #13
So say im using an upgrade on a line that has a LG Dare, would i have to get the $30 data plan on that line to upgrade so i can get the iphone then switch it to my line? and if i would once i switch could i take the data plan off the LG Dare line??
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- 01-26-2011, 08:46 PM #19
I've been reading here and the VZW forums but this is my first post. Long tIme VZW customer.
According to the here who've spoken with CS and the verizon forums. The system being used for the iPhone preorder will not support "buddy upgrades" which is what the OP is describing. You can however purchase the iPhone on the elilgable line and once you get the phone, you can switch the phone over to any line you want. You might have to activate the phone on the eligible line and then transfer. This means y will need to pay for the data plan for one month but it can be removed right after the switch.
Buddy upgrades should be available for iPhone purchases after the phones release.
- 01-26-2011, 09:31 PM #20
So tell me this: Can I use my grandmothers upgrade,activate it on her line, pay the data........then reactivate her old phone (non smartphone) and then switch the iPhone over to my line which is not on her plan, but on my own and activate it? So she would then be back to her old phone and I would be with the new iPhone.
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