- 09-21-2012, 12:42 PM #2
- 09-21-2012, 12:47 PM #3
I have fulfilled this mission of, unlimited data on Verizon, as you say. In order to do this I had to face two of man's biggest enemies: the wife and the wallet. After successfully defeating the opposition of my enemies I sacrificed $786.45 to the thrown of Apple, and thus, I was awarded the prize of.. UNLIMITED LTE ON VERIZON.
Sorry, I'm bored. The UPS man is still not here and I'm going out of my mind.
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- 09-21-2012, 12:57 PM #5
You can do an alternate upgrade. You upgrade a line that is eligible to get the phone at discounted price then place it on the line with unlimited data and put a different device on the line that was upgraded. Once the Verizon rep pulls the account they can go into the device history and replace an ESN on the upgraded line.
Or you can add a line if you are on our old account level plans which are shared talk and text, then it will only be $9.99/mo if you're not on the unlimited talk and text, in that case it's $50. If you're on the share everything plans then its $40 to add a smartphone but then can be dropped to $30 if you replace the ESN with a basic phone.
Hope this helps.
And this was my first retail purchase, but its worth it.
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- 09-21-2012, 01:00 PM #6
I'll let you know once I get it dang FedEx !!! Lol I used another upgrade it hopes of activating then swapping to keep my data .. But someone said Verizon has a 24 hour wait to swap the phone once it's already been activated on a diff line ..cuz of the sim .. I hope that is not the case
- 09-21-2012, 01:08 PM #8
I was able to successfully keep my unlimited data plan AND get the phone at a subsidized price. This was how I did it...
Pre-ordered the phone through Verizon on a family members account because they were eligible for an upgrade and I wasn't. They key thing for me was to pre-order it over the phone. When you pre-order it on the phone, it requires you to accept the terms and conditions, blah blah blah.
Walked into the Verizon store this morning and explained what I needed to do. Originally they moaned that I would be outta luck because they don't have any of the new sim cards for the phone. I explained to them if they looked at the account, they'll see that the contract has already been extended and terms and conditions accepted. No need to activate it on that line.
Sure enough, without a hitch, they were able to put the phone on my account without sim exchange and keep the unlimited plan.
I will say this though... I intend on keeping a watchful eye on my account for the next 24-48 hours. I want to see if Verizon slips in without me noticing and some how the plan changes to a tiered plan. I'm paranoid like that. I've attached two images I captured from my Verizon on my Iphone 5. It's the best I can provide as "Proof" that it can be done. Of course, you can always pay full price and not have to worry about it... I just prefer the cheaper way
- 09-21-2012, 01:10 PM #9
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- 09-21-2012, 01:34 PM #12
Has anyone heard otherwise?
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- 09-21-2012, 01:57 PM #19iMore Nanite
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I used an upgrade on another line and just simply called verizon and told them what I wanted to do and she was able to activate it no prob, still have my unlimited. She said that 24 hour thing was something they were doing but the call center is not even doing that at this point.whew! lot easier than i thought!
- 09-21-2012, 02:13 PM #20
- 09-21-2012, 02:52 PM #21iMore Nanite
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I used an upgrade from an alternate line on that line. Then I just called and had it activated on my line instead. VZ rep was really helpful, nice and I said to her, "activate this phone on my line but don't change my unlimited plan" she then said " I wouldn't do that to you" ! haha
- 09-21-2012, 02:59 PM #22
- 09-21-2012, 03:03 PM #23
Funny how the CFO of VZW said that "Unlimited Data plans" are no longer important to the consumers...
I'd beg to differ. Seems to me alot of people (Including those who are less informed) understand that unlimited data is more valuable then tiered data plans for the same price. I don't care if I never use more then 1 GB a month, it's UNLIMITED for a reason.
My favorite part about all of this is all of the VZW reps I've spoken with have said, "Make sure you hang on to that unlimited data plan!" ... if Verizon's own reps understand the value of it, then how does the CFO think it's no longer important?
- 09-21-2012, 03:08 PM #24
I upgraded our primary line (no alternate upgrade), activated the iphone, reactivated our dumphone, dropped the data plan. MyVerizon is not letting me reactivate the sim, so I ordered a new sim online. I was too intimidated to cut down my micro sim.
- 09-21-2012, 03:10 PM #25
I bought the iphone 5 through an upgrade from another phone on the account. i just activated it, didn't say anything other than I bought it on line x but want to activate on line y. he said no problem. I asked if this changes anything with my account and he said no mam. Checked my account, still unlimited!