iPhone 5 and unlimited data plan
It appears that Verizon customers who still have unlimited data plans will be able to keep those plans if they buy the new iPhone at full price. I'm one of those people, and I'm seriously considering buying the 16 GB version at full cost so I can keep my data plan and then tether my iPad to my iPhone. Is anyone else out there thinking of doing the same thing?
Verizon: Subsidized iPhone 5 or Unlimited Data, Not Both
- 09-12-2012, 07:58 PM #2
Probably going to toss in my unlimited data and opt for the $30 for 2GB that I was told previous customers could get...my avg data use is 800mb - 1gig.
Share Everything would cost me a lot more per month...and if I was forced into that I would pay retail.
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By the way, I just realized that AT&T customers can keep their unlimited data plans and still get the iPhone 5 at a subsidized price. Wonder if Verizon would change its mind? If not, they may lose lots of customers, including me...
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- 09-12-2012, 11:34 PM #13iMore Genius
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For those of you who are on Verizon with unlimited data, you must also ALREADY HAVE A LTE DEVICE to keep your grandfathered data. For example if you have a bunch of iPhones with no LTE devices on your account, even if you buy an iphone outright you will not be able to activate it on your unlimited account
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- 09-13-2012, 03:02 AM #18iPhone Newbie
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For verizon, if you already have a line that has a capped data allowance (2gb for $30) and another line with unlimited data...order the 5 on the capped line then activate it on the unlimited line, nothing price wise changes and you get unlimited 4G data and the capped line stays the same.
I did some calculations last night and came up with this. When I factor in the 15% discount I get on my bill for being a teacher, I'd actually save money by buying the phone unsubsidized and keeping my data plan as is. Even if I added the hotspot, I'd still make out with savings.
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- 09-13-2012, 08:59 AM #21
Eventually, they will get you since at some point there will be no more 3G phones. In the best case scenario, you will only be postponing the inevitable.
HOWEVER, I CALLED VERIZON WIRELESS TO CONFIRM THE ABOVE AND A SUPERVISOR STATED THE ABOVE IS INCORRECT! MISINFORMATION!
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