Verizon Unlimited plans
I understand that I won't be able to keep my unlimited data when I upgrade, but will the fact that I'm currently on an unlimited plan hinder my ability to pre-order?
I guess I could just call VZW and ask lol, but I figured I'd ask you guys and see if maybe anyone else is in the same situation.
- 09-07-2012, 09:43 AM #2
Also, I guess to clarify my question, I'm trying to figure out if my unlimited plan will cause an error when trying to upgrade through Apple's website (maybe they won't have it configured for that kind of transaction or something, idk).
- 09-07-2012, 09:51 AM #4
They are not grandfathering anyone that upgrades at a subsidized price(199$ iPhone). But if you pay full retail or being your own device then you can keep your unlimited data. That's the pickle I'm in now. I want the new phone but don't have 750 to lay out. Gold iPhone 5S 64 GB VZW on iOS 7.0.2 iPad 3rd Gen Black 16GB Black MacBook 13" 2008 20" iMac Late 2007 Apple TV 2 2009 13' MacBook Pro
I just don't wanna be all ready to pre-order, and then an error message pop up informing me that I can't upgrade this way. Because that would totally happen to me... I have the worst luck.
- 09-07-2012, 10:43 AM #6
I use 3-4gb on my phone and almost 5gb on my mifi my wife only uses 500-600 mb because she is almost always on wifi so a shared plan is useless for me, would cost more to cover what I'm using now. Gold iPhone 5S 64 GB VZW on iOS 7.0.2 iPad 3rd Gen Black 16GB Black MacBook 13" 2008 20" iMac Late 2007 Apple TV 2 2009 13' MacBook Pro
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- 09-08-2012, 06:32 PM #11
Yeah, how will this all work for me? I am a current Verizon customer. I have 4 smart phones and 1 dumb phone. Unlimited data, 1400 mins, unlimited text. Family share plan. I will be getting an iPhone 5 and transferring my sons number to my old phone. So, what data plan/voice plan will I be able to get and how will my other phones be affected? I use combined 5-6 Gig a month between all phones.
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- 09-09-2012, 11:20 AM #13
I am upgrading from another line on my account, not my own line so does that mean that line that I am upgrading from will lose the unlimited data? That may be advantageous as the line I will upgrade from uses less than 2 Gb a month so switching that to a $30 2Gb plan and keeping my line, which I will actually be using with the the new phone will stay unlimited? That would be great for me but seems to good to be true.
Actually, when I run the numbers I get this:
I pay approx $232/month before taxes and fees.
I would pay the same if the above scenario is true
I would pay $270 for share everything 6Gb and $280 for share everything 8Gb.
Answer is obvious but I want to make sure I am not missing anything here.
- 09-09-2012, 11:52 AM #14
You will want to call and confirm before changing anything. From what I understand, if you upgrade any line at discount pricing, you have to change to the share everything plan, which will effect ALL your lines. Because this is a Plan change not just a single line account. In effect you will now HAVE to purchess the Data you want for all lines and pay 40 per smartphone. So be careful, making a change to any line with a discounted phone will change everything.
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- 09-10-2012, 05:05 PM #20
I think actually what will happen is I will transfer the upgrade from another line to mine. I assume in doing so that I will lose the unlimited data on my line (the one I am transferring the upgrade to) and will have the option of 2Gb for $30/month. The issue is I am the one who uses the most data in my family so it would be best if I were not the one losing unlimited data.
If that above is so, how much for 3Gb a month and can I change back and forth in amount of data based on what I eventually settle on for data at any time without signing a new contract every time?
- 09-11-2012, 09:33 AM #21Dude! You slapped a fish. You punched it! Why would you hit it?
So she's praying...To Justin Timberlake apparently
- 09-12-2012, 09:00 AM #22iPhone Newbie
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I've spoken with multiple reps at verizon who said it may be possible to keep unlimited data without paying the unsubsidized price. Of course it's possible they could just be blowing smoke, but I intend to try. If you're a long time customer who knows how to talk to people (as in don't be an ***) you may be able to make it happen. If I can't oh well, but I thought I'd share.
- 09-12-2012, 09:05 AM #23
- 09-12-2012, 09:17 AM #24Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
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- 09-13-2012, 03:28 AM #25iPhone 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.