1. Jdeezy85's Avatar
    I said I would ask once people got the phone in hand,
    Who's kept unlimited data for VZW and what did you do? How did you activate the phones, etc to keep the unlimited data planning? Let's hear it!
    09-21-2012 01:35 PM
  2. chris_ziko's Avatar
    I said I would ask once people got the phone in hand,
    Who's kept unlimited data for VZW and what did you do? How did you activate the phones, etc to keep the unlimited data planning? Let's hear it!
    Sadly paid full retail for the 64gb Black, I'm certain it's worth it though in the end! I use 4 GB a mount around so if I would have gotten the 5gb plan it would have probably cost me more. Do what I have to do!
    09-21-2012 01:42 PM
  3. iRy757's Avatar
    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 01:47 PM
  4. Jdeezy85's Avatar
    Lol... Good for you guys for paying full retail. That's crazy IMO... The question is for the people who got it for the subsidized price using someone else's upgrade, etc... Please chime in...
    09-21-2012 01:50 PM
  5. iRy757's Avatar
    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 01:57 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    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 02:00 PM
  7. Jdeezy85's Avatar
    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
    Yes, this was what I was planning on doing myself! Please keep me posted bro!
    09-21-2012 02:07 PM
  8. Chase S's Avatar
    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 02:08 PM
  9. Lynx's Avatar
    Lol... Good for you guys for paying full retail. That's crazy IMO... The question is for the people who got it for the subsidized price using someone else's upgrade, etc... Please chime in...
    Why is this crazy. I spent $711.xx for my iPhoen 5 full retail after taxes and what not. Sold my iPhone 4S for 400. So I am only out 311 bucks which isnt even $100 more then if I would have used my upgrade I have available. So for me forking out an extra 85 bucks give or take is completely worth keeping my unlimited data. Through 5 days this month I have chewed up over 2GBs already, so in the long run im saving money
    09-21-2012 02:10 PM
  10. mexico2010's Avatar
    Full retail on a 64GB.
    09-21-2012 02:10 PM
  11. Peligro911's Avatar
    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

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    I think I'm screwed cuz I ordered online and if I activate on the number I used the upgrade then swap they can't use the sim ?
    09-21-2012 02:29 PM
  12. Chase S's Avatar
    I think I'm screwed cuz I ordered online and if I activate on the number I used the upgrade then swap they can't use the sim ?
    According to the staff I dealt with today, if you activate the phone on a line and swap it, they have to replace the sim card because it's specific to that number. Unfortunately, in central Virginia, there are NO stores with sim cards. They claim the sim was redesigned for the Iphone 5 and they had to order them... then I got the long story about how none of the local stores received any extras. Just the originals in the phone.

    Has anyone heard otherwise?
    09-21-2012 02:34 PM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    According to the staff I dealt with today, if you activate the phone on a line and swap it, they have to replace the sim card because it's specific to that number. Unfortunately, in central Virginia, there are NO stores with sim cards. They claim the sim was redesigned for the Iphone 5 and they had to order them... then I got the long story about how none of the local stores received any extras. Just the originals in the phone.

    Has anyone heard otherwise?
    I'm going to flip a lid on those Verizon people come on they know people are going to swap lines they should have sim cards in stock
    09-21-2012 02:36 PM
  14. moneymike47's Avatar
    I kept my unlimited data because i upgraded using a different number =]
    09-21-2012 02:42 PM
  15. DoubleEagle's Avatar
    Nope I lost unlimited... Sucks but have unlimited talk and text and 4 gb.
    09-21-2012 02:44 PM
  16. sj-performance's Avatar
    ...i did...i have SPRINT LOL
    09-21-2012 02:44 PM
  17. iRy757's Avatar
    I'm going to flip a lid on those Verizon people come on they know people are going to swap lines they should have sim cards in stock
    My store doesn't have ours either.


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    09-21-2012 02:50 PM
  18. Chase S's Avatar
    Nope I lost unlimited... Sucks but have unlimited talk and text and 4 gb.
    Just curious, did you upgrade on your line or attempt it another way?
    09-21-2012 02:51 PM
  19. rbrightman's Avatar
    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 02:57 PM
  20. Peligro911's Avatar
    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!
    Did you use a upgrade straight or a alternate ?
    09-21-2012 03:13 PM
  21. rbrightman's Avatar
    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 03:52 PM
  22. Peligro911's Avatar
    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
    I was told that if I did a alternate it would lose my unlimited so I upgraded and planned on swapping ahhhh why can't Verizon get there story straight
    09-21-2012 03:59 PM
  23. Chase S's Avatar
    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 04:03 PM
  24. the one and only M's Avatar
    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 04:08 PM
  25. kmc979's Avatar
    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!
    09-21-2012 04:10 PM
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