1. rdogger#CB's Avatar
    I dont think it will stay unlimited if u change the name on the primary account. If you can then ill take ur account.
    Where are u planing on going next?
    I am going to find out if Verizon allows keeping of unlimited data during an AOL, I am planning to go with att, so I can have access to unlocked international devices.
    09-13-2012 01:34 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    Pel: I've heard that if you transfer an upgrade, you can keep your unlimited data - is that true? My parents are both on my plan and my Dad said I can transfer his upgrade if I'll give him my 4S (done deal haha)...
    Yes the line that loses the unlimited is the one that signs a new contact

    Not the one who actually gets the phone

    Flip side is don't let anyone ever use your actual lines upgrade or bye bye unlimited lol
    09-13-2012 02:14 PM
  3. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Yes the line that loses the unlimited is the one that signs a new contact

    Not the one who actually gets the phone

    Flip side is don't let anyone ever use your actual lines upgrade or bye bye unlimited lol
    Ok good, that's what I've been banking on... I appreciate you getting back to me!

    We are switching over to the share everything plan in February, so it'll be bye bye unlimited data anyway... The only good thing will be neither of my parents are heavy data users so I'll have the majority of the data pool to myself... I know I won't use more than 5 gigs (with LTE or not)...
    09-13-2012 03:06 PM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    Ok good, that's what I've been banking on... I appreciate you getting back to me!

    We are switching over to the share everything plan in February, so it'll be bye bye unlimited data anyway... The only good thing will be neither of my parents are heavy data users so I'll have the majority of the data pool to myself... I know I won't use more than 5 gigs (with LTE or not)...
    I called my Verizon store to ask about opening time etc on fri they tried to tell me that Verizon updated there system and can not do alternate upgrades anymore ..they told me I would lose my unlimited I was like hmm no lol there dumb cuz they don't realize I can use the upgrade regardless and tell them to activate on the other line for 30 sec and then do a esn swap lol
    She was like oh we'll we can see what we can do .. This is why I'll go down there vs pre order
    I think its messed up Verizon is trying to block every way to keep unlimited it's just dirty lol
    09-13-2012 03:59 PM
  5. kfreeman_23's Avatar
    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
    Yes i will be doing the same thing!
    09-13-2012 04:11 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    I guess from what I'm told alternate upgrades won't save your unlimited

    But if you process the upgrade on the line that has the upgrade then swap it after you will save your unlimited .. For now unless Verizon blocks it by the 21st
    09-13-2012 04:48 PM
  7. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I guess from what I'm told alternate upgrades won't save your unlimited

    But if you process the upgrade on the line that has the upgrade then swap it after you will save your unlimited .. For now unless Verizon blocks it by the 21st
    Damn... Oh well... I don't really use over 2 gigs of data as it is... I can make 2 gigs work until we switch over to the new plan... Thanks again for the heads up!
    09-13-2012 05:02 PM
  8. iJDR's Avatar
    When you order a phone from a transferred upgrade and try to activate it on another line, the phone is automatically listed as used...meaning that it can be added to ANY line whilst still maintaining the original plan

    My advice: Sacrifice a line to a tiered plan (even better if you already have a tiered line that you can just roll over), then activate it on the unlimited plan
    09-13-2012 06:46 PM
  9. elgerber's Avatar
    Does the idea of transferring an upgrade work if all the other phones on my plan are dumb phones? Is it possible to upgrade with one of those lines (and not sign up for the share everything ) then switch it to my line and cancel a data plan right away?
    09-13-2012 09:23 PM
  10. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Wow, the last time I was on this forum this place was TIPB.com. I was here on Verizon iPhone night. Such fun!

    ANYWAY, as for the issue here. I too plan on trying the loophole. We have a dumb phone line that is upgrade eligible. I will buy the iPhone 5 on that line + the $30 data plan. I will get the phone here, go to a Verizon store, take the iPhone 5 off that line, put it on my PRIMARY line (unlimited data) and put the dumb phone back on it's original line, then cancel data. Data is not contractual. You can cancle data on a basic phone anytime.
    09-13-2012 09:34 PM
  11. Peligro911's Avatar
    Wow, the last time I was on this forum this place was TIPB.com. I was here on Verizon iPhone night. Such fun!

    ANYWAY, as for the issue here. I too plan on trying the loophole. We have a dumb phone line that is upgrade eligible. I will buy the iPhone 5 on that line + the $30 data plan. I will get the phone here, go to a Verizon store, take the iPhone 5 off that line, put it on my PRIMARY line (unlimited data) and put the dumb phone back on it's original line, then cancel data. Data is not contractual. You can cancle data on a basic phone anytime.
    Yup that will work ..
    09-13-2012 10:15 PM
  12. elgerber's Avatar
    One more question. If I do upgrade on a dumb phone and transfer, what happens to the available upgrade on my line? It stays on my line? And then if someone in my family needed a phone that would kill my unlimited anyway?
    09-13-2012 10:18 PM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    When you order a phone from a transferred upgrade and try to activate it on another line, the phone is automatically listed as used...meaning that it can be added to ANY line whilst still maintaining the original plan

    My advice: Sacrifice a line to a tiered plan (even better if you already have a tiered line that you can just roll over), then activate it on the unlimited plan
    Not when you transfer your upgrade from another line Verizon made there system detect it

    Go ahead and try online transfer the upgrade to your line select a 4g phone ..

    Bam box says unlimited data is not avail select a new plan and has the 2 for 30 option

    Only way is complete the upgrade on the line that has the upgrade aka sacrificing unlimited on that line if you have or if not then no biggie after that is complete
    Then take the iPhone 5 and put on your number and put old device back on the line you upgraded
    09-13-2012 10:20 PM
  14. Peligro911's Avatar
    One more question. If I do upgrade on a dumb phone and transfer, what happens to the available upgrade on my line? It stays on my line? And then if someone in my family needed a phone that would kill my unlimited anyway?
    Yup pretty much once a contact is signed for your line bye bye unlimited so just act like you don't have a upgrade lol
    09-13-2012 10:22 PM
  15. Elaine5006's Avatar
    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
    Can you tether an AT&T ipad to a Verizon iphone5?
    09-13-2012 11:46 PM
  16. moegumby's Avatar
    Seeing all iPads have wifi, I would lean towards yes on that one.
    Elaine5006 likes this.
    09-14-2012 01:26 AM
  17. 0pusX's Avatar
    Ok I think this is what is being discussed but not sure. MY line is eligible for an upgrade....I am not going to use it because I don't want to lose unlimited......if I "transfer" the upgrade to my mom, can she get a new phone WITHOUT me losing my unlimited data?
    Last edited by 0pusX; 09-14-2012 at 04:59 AM.
    09-14-2012 04:54 AM
  18. iJDR's Avatar
    Ok I think this is what is being discussed but not sure. MY line is eligible for an upgrade....I am not going to use it because I don't want to lose unlimited......if I "transfer" the upgrade to my mom, can she get a new phone WITHOUT me losing my unlimited data?
    Yeah, the only thing is that your line will renew
    09-14-2012 05:14 AM
  19. epphllps's Avatar
    Ok I think this is what is being discussed but not sure. MY line is eligible for an upgrade....I am not going to use it because I don't want to lose unlimited......if I "transfer" the upgrade to my mom, can she get a new phone WITHOUT me losing my unlimited data?
    You can't give your upgrade to her which is what I think you are asking. The upgrade will go through your line of service and you will lose unlimited as a result even if you never activate the phone on your line. You will never be able to use YOUR upgrade and keep unlimited data. Sucks but the only loophole is having a secondary line available and using that upgrade.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    09-14-2012 05:34 AM
  20. iJDR's Avatar
    You can't give your upgrade to her which is what I think you are asking. The upgrade will go through your line of service and you will lose unlimited as a result even if you never activate the phone on your line. You will never be able to use YOUR upgrade and keep unlimited data. Sucks but the only loophole is having a secondary line available and using that upgrade.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    This is false...the only responsibility the transferrer takes on is the actual renewal, the transferee gets the plan change and new phone.

    You can always transfer and keep unlimited data...I've done it twice, last time was 2 weeks ago with a Galaxy Nexus
    09-14-2012 06:42 AM
  21. 0pusX's Avatar
    So as long as I transfer the upgrade to her, and she activates the new phone on HER line, then my unlimited data will NOT go away?

    Right?
    09-14-2012 06:59 AM
  22. iJDR's Avatar
    So as long as I transfer the upgrade to her, and she activates the new phone on HER line, then my unlimited data will NOT go away?

    Right?
    Correct, Opus
    09-14-2012 08:29 AM
  23. williambacky's Avatar
    I checked every possible scenario with Verizon. A Verizon manager in NY advised that when your contract expires (the 2 years is up) it does not matter what you have done- i.e.,bought a 5 at full price, even if you are grandfathered! The grandfathering will end and you will lose unlimited data because you moved to 4g.������

    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!
    I did the Pre-Order with Verizon and it was on a line that had an upgrade. When I went through the order process it prompted me if I wanted to have a 2 year agreement or month to month. I choose month to month and it let me keep my unlimited data.
    09-14-2012 08:43 AM
  24. beto89's Avatar
    I did the Pre-Order with Verizon and it was on a line that had an upgrade. When I went through the order process it prompted me if I wanted to have a 2 year agreement or month to month. I choose month to month and it let me keep my unlimited data.
    same here. Glad that they at least made it clear online.
    09-14-2012 08:55 AM
  25. elgerber's Avatar
    I did the Pre-Order with Verizon and it was on a line that had an upgrade. When I went through the order process it prompted me if I wanted to have a 2 year agreement or month to month. I choose month to month and it let me keep my unlimited data.
    I just ordered through Verizon and as soon as I selected the phone and hit next I got a pop up saying my unlimited plan is no longer available.
    It's not that big of a deal, I don't use 2GB anyway, but it didn't give me any options, and I am going to need one of my other upgrades for a family members phone, so I didn't really have a choice.
    09-14-2012 09:20 AM
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