1. templetonryecy's Avatar
    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.
    Anyone else getting this? What's the deal? Verizon website is not letting me keep my unlimited data when I try to upgrade at full price...it's never done this before.

    Not happy!
    09-14-2012 09:31 AM
  2. Ricardodelsidney'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)...
    I do that with my wife's iPhone. Every year I get a new iPhone, because my wife gives me her upgrade on her year that she is eligible for an upgrade.
    09-14-2012 09:34 AM
  3. iRy757'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
    Yupp. My total was $786.45 and that data dang sure did say "unlimited". Worth every penny.


    Sent from my i4 using Tapatalk
    09-14-2012 09:35 AM
  4. SaMaster14's Avatar
    I wasn't able to. I ordered through Verizon and was forced to pick a data plan - unlimited was not an option. Once I get the device, I am going to go to the store and see if they will allow me to switch back to my old plan, considering I purchased at full price.
    09-14-2012 09:39 AM
  5. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I wasn't able to. I ordered through Verizon and was forced to pick a data plan - unlimited was not an option. Once I get the device, I am going to go to the store and see if they will allow me to switch back to my old plan, considering I purchased at full price.
    Doubt it. Once you switch, I'm pretty sure there will be no option to switch back.
    09-14-2012 09:41 AM
  6. templetonryecy's Avatar
    I wasn't able to. I ordered through Verizon and was forced to pick a data plan - unlimited was not an option. Once I get the device, I am going to go to the store and see if they will allow me to switch back to my old plan, considering I purchased at full price.
    Yeah that is messed up. It's never done that for me before. And I order a lot of phones at full retail (don't ask lol).
    09-14-2012 09:42 AM
  7. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Yeah that is messed up. It's never done that for me before. And I order a lot of phones at full retail (don't ask lol).
    Same! I usually get a new device every year... so every other year I'm paying full price. My store at home would definitely have given me my unlimited plan, but I ordered online and am also away at college... so the local store has no idea who I am.
    09-14-2012 09:47 AM
  8. Joe McG's Avatar
    When it comes to unlimited plans, people really seem to be foolish. Why in the world would you pay full price for a phone just to keep the unlimited plan? Is it because you are using 50 GB per month, or is it because you lay awake at night worrying about how much data you have left on your plan?

    The 4 GB share everything plan is $70. The 10 GB plan is $100. That's $30 per month more if you were to use 10 GB, which I doubt people are using. That's $360 per year more *IF* you really use 10 GB of data.

    So you would rather pay full price (an extra $450) just so you can march around bragging about unlimited data? Seems just pound foolish to me....
    09-14-2012 10:10 AM
  9. SaMaster14's Avatar
    When it comes to unlimited plans, people really seem to be foolish. Why in the world would you pay full price for a phone just to keep the unlimited plan? Is it because you are using 50 GB per month, or is it because you lay awake at night worrying about how much data you have left on your plan?

    The 4 GB share everything plan is $70. The 10 GB plan is $100. That's $30 per month more if you were to use 10 GB, which I doubt people are using. That's $360 per year more *IF* you really use 10 GB of data.

    So you would rather pay full price (an extra $450) just so you can march around bragging about unlimited data? Seems just pound foolish to me....
    I paid full price because I didn't have an upgrade available until the middle of next year....
    09-14-2012 10:59 AM
  10. brina042's Avatar
    I tried ordering through Verizon at full retail and it would not give me the unlimited data option. I went to Apple.com and it let me no problems. Order through Apple if you are having trouble and want to keep unlimited like me.
    09-14-2012 11:07 AM
  11. mfm77's Avatar
    When it comes to unlimited plans, people really seem to be foolish. Why in the world would you pay full price for a phone just to keep the unlimited plan? Is it because you are using 50 GB per month, or is it because you lay awake at night worrying about how much data you have left on your plan?

    The 4 GB share everything plan is $70. The 10 GB plan is $100. That's $30 per month more if you were to use 10 GB, which I doubt people are using. That's $360 per year more *IF* you really use 10 GB of data.

    So you would rather pay full price (an extra $450) just so you can march around bragging about unlimited data? Seems just pound foolish to me....
    Why do it? I don't think it's a matter of bragging at all; rather, it depends on your financial situation. I'm paying about $80 a month for everything: talk, text, and unlimited data (I get a 15% discount per month on my plan). You said the 4 GB share everything plan (for use with a smartphone) is $70, but you're forgetting the $40 "monthly line access" for the phone, which brings the monthly cost up to $110. For people who don't have to worry about paying more per month, that's fine, but for people who are looking to cut monthly costs, it makes more sense to pay more upfront and save monthly. Here's my personal math:

    -$110/mo. x 24 mo (new contract) + $212 (new phone including tax) = $2852 over 2 years
    -$80/mo x 24 mo (for comparison's sake) + $688 (new phone including tax) = $2608 over 2 years

    The savings would be over $200 over 24 months. Sure, that doesn't add up to much per month, but savings are savings, right? Like I said, actual mileage may vary for each person.
    09-14-2012 11:08 AM
  12. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    When it comes to unlimited plans, people really seem to be foolish. Why in the world would you pay full price for a phone just to keep the unlimited plan? Is it because you are using 50 GB per month, or is it because you lay awake at night worrying about how much data you have left on your plan?

    The 4 GB share everything plan is $70. The 10 GB plan is $100. That's $30 per month more if you were to use 10 GB, which I doubt people are using. That's $360 per year more *IF* you really use 10 GB of data.

    So you would rather pay full price (an extra $450) just so you can march around bragging about unlimited data? Seems just pound foolish to me....
    I'm not bragging. I'm being practical. For what it'd cost me to drop unlimited data to switch to a tiered plan, I'd save $500 on the phone, but my bill would go up nearly $50 a month. It's far cheaper for me to pay the extra money for the phone than to switch.

    Verizon will probably force all of us with unlimited data to switch in the future, but until then, I'll be sticking with my unlimited data.
    09-14-2012 11:17 AM
  13. Lynx's Avatar
    I'm not bragging. I'm being practical. For what it'd cost me to drop unlimited data to switch to a tiered plan, I'd save $500 on the phone, but my bill would go up nearly $50 a month. It's far cheaper for me to pay the extra money for the phone than to switch.

    Verizon will probably force all of us with unlimited data to switch in the future, but until then, I'll be sticking with my unlimited data.
    As long as you dont sign a new contract I dont know how they can take that away from you without some negative reactions from the consumers!
    09-14-2012 12:49 PM
  14. the one and only M's Avatar
    Just ordered last night using this method. Going to receive the phones, activate them, then transfer one to my line. I wish they had nano sims in stock so I could avoid going to Verizon completely.
    09-14-2012 01:19 PM
  15. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    As long as you dont sign a new contract I dont know how they can take that away from you without some negative reactions from the consumers!
    They can do whatever they want. They're Verizon. When that day comes, I could get mad and switch but my options are go back to Sprint and have an Apple branded paperweight due to no service or swap to AT&T and have tiered data as well. Unlimited data hurts Vzw's bottom line and they'll do whatever they can to get rid of it. They already have by telling those of us that have unlimited data either give it up or pay full price for a phone, knowing a lot of people will just give it up. Their next move if I had to guess would be take it away for good whenever we get a new phone, subsidized or not.
    Last edited by NobodyListenstoLaura; 09-14-2012 at 01:22 PM.
    09-14-2012 01:20 PM
  16. templetonryecy's Avatar
    Why do it? I don't think it's a matter of bragging at all; rather, it depends on your financial situation. I'm paying about $80 a month for everything: talk, text, and unlimited data (I get a 15% discount per month on my plan). You said the 4 GB share everything plan (for use with a smartphone) is $70, but you're forgetting the $40 "monthly line access" for the phone, which brings the monthly cost up to $110. For people who don't have to worry about paying more per month, that's fine, but for people who are looking to cut monthly costs, it makes more sense to pay more upfront and save monthly. Here's my personal math:

    -$110/mo. x 24 mo (new contract) + $212 (new phone including tax) = $2852 over 2 years
    -$80/mo x 24 mo (for comparison's sake) + $688 (new phone including tax) = $2608 over 2 years

    The savings would be over $200 over 24 months. Sure, that doesn't add up to much per month, but savings are savings, right? Like I said, actual mileage may vary for each person.
    Good post. Agree.
    09-14-2012 02:00 PM
  17. Lynx's Avatar
    They can do whatever they want. They're Verizon. When that day comes, I could get mad and switch but my options are go back to Sprint and have an Apple branded paperweight due to no service or swap to AT&T and have tiered data as well. Unlimited data hurts Vzw's bottom line and they'll do whatever they can to get rid of it. They already have by telling those of us that have unlimited data either give it up or pay full price for a phone, knowing a lot of people will just give it up. Their next move if I had to guess would be take it away for good whenever we get a new phone, subsidized or not.
    I am saying the negative backlash Verizon would get from just forcing people to change their plans would outweigh the positives. As long as they give people the option to somehow keep their unlimited data they will be fine, but take that option away and it will get ugly for VZW. I can already smell the lawsuits.....
    09-14-2012 02:34 PM
  18. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I am saying the negative backlash Verizon would get from just forcing people to change their plans would outweigh the positives. As long as they give people the option to somehow keep their unlimited data they will be fine, but take that option away and it will get ugly for VZW. I can already smell the lawsuits.....
    Those of us still holding on to our unlimited data mean nothing to Verizon compared to the millions of those already on tiered and that's where Verizon is making their money right now - off of those capped data plans.

    If they want to take it away, they will. Lawsuits or not.
    09-14-2012 03:11 PM
  19. Lynx's Avatar
    Those of us still holding on to our unlimited data mean nothing to Verizon compared to the millions of those already on tiered and that's where Verizon is making their money right now - off of those capped data plans.

    If they want to take it away, they will. Lawsuits or not.
    Thats exactly the reason they WONT do it. So few people are on unlimited data plans the negative effects wouldnt be worth it. We are the people they want to keep the most. The ones who constantly purchase phones, accessories, etc etc.
    09-14-2012 03:24 PM
  20. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Just ordered last night using this method. Going to receive the phones, activate them, then transfer one to my line. I wish they had nano sims in stock so I could avoid going to Verizon completely.

    I don't think you will need a new sim, Verizon can deactivate them over the phone now, I'll bet they can also switch the number assigned to that nano sim.


    Sent from my tricked out Iphone!
    09-14-2012 03:39 PM
  21. mfm77's Avatar
    I realized today that I don't have to get a Share Everything plan when I upgrade at the discounted price. Rather, I can buy a set amount of data & include a hotspot, too. 7 GB of data plus a hotspot would come out to $50; that should be plenty of data, even if I tether my iPad and use more streaming apps (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu), right?
    09-15-2012 04:11 PM
  22. Joe McG's Avatar
    Why do it? I don't think it's a matter of bragging at all; rather, it depends on your financial situation. I'm paying about $80 a month for everything: talk, text, and unlimited data (I get a 15% discount per month on my plan). You said the 4 GB share everything plan (for use with a smartphone) is $70, but you're forgetting the $40 "monthly line access" for the phone, which brings the monthly cost up to $110. For people who don't have to worry about paying more per month, that's fine, but for people who are looking to cut monthly costs, it makes more sense to pay more upfront and save monthly. Here's my personal math:

    -$110/mo. x 24 mo (new contract) + $212 (new phone including tax) = $2852 over 2 years
    -$80/mo x 24 mo (for comparison's sake) + $688 (new phone including tax) = $2608 over 2 years

    The savings would be over $200 over 24 months. Sure, that doesn't add up to much per month, but savings are savings, right? Like I said, actual mileage may vary for each person.
    In general, I think people are foolish about wanting to hold on to unlimited plans. Most people don't use more than a few GB per month but will run through a wall to keep their unlimited data plans.

    P.S. If a few 10's of dollars per month is really gonna hurt, then I don't know where you are pulling $688 from...
    09-15-2012 06:20 PM
  23. the one and only M's Avatar
    I don't think you will need a new sim, Verizon can deactivate them over the phone now, I'll bet they can also switch the number assigned to that nano sim.


    Sent from my tricked out Iphone!
    What? This is news to me. I thought that once deactivated, a sim cannot be reused.
    09-15-2012 07:42 PM
  24. stockandroidguy's Avatar
    I do wonder when unlimited data will dissapear all together
    09-15-2012 07:48 PM
  25. johndhynes's Avatar
    In general, I think people are foolish about wanting to hold on to unlimited plans. Most people don't use more than a few GB per month but will run through a wall to keep their unlimited data plans.

    P.S. If a few 10's of dollars per month is really gonna hurt, then I don't know where you are pulling $688 from...
    I pay $40/month on AT&T. That's $10 for talk and $30 for unlimited data, and don't pay for SMS. I could save $10 by going to the cheapest plan, but always go over 300 MB. 301 MB costs the same as 3 GB or unlimited. I have gone over 3 GB but never have to worry about getting charged for it, so that's why I hold onto it. I buy a new iPhone for $199 every year and sell my old one to pay for it.
    09-15-2012 08:32 PM
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