Conflicting info/ Did you transfer an upgrade off an unlimited data line?

0pusX

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Ok my line has an upgrade available. I do not want to use the upgrade because I do not want to lose unlimited data.

I want to transfer the upgrade to my moms line so she can get herself a new phone.

I have been told on here I will lose my unlimited data on MY line.

I have done online chat with 2 separate VZW Reps that both said I will NOT lose unlimited data on my line, potential changes would be to my moms line. (She has 2GB monthly data).

Has anyone done something like this and kept the unlimited data on the line you transferred the upgrade FROM?

FWIW: Here is a copy and paste of the VZW Reps convo

Chat start time Sep 4, 2012 7:21:45 PM EST
Chat end time Sep 4, 2012 7:25:44 PM EST
Duration (actual chatting time) 00:03:58
Operator Amanda Lee
Chat Transcript
info: Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience.
info: You are now chatting with 'Amanda Lee'
Amanda Lee: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?
Me: I have a questions. I am a current customer and I have an upgrade coming up on my line. I do not want to use it for myself because I dont want to lose my unlimited data so can I transfer the upgrade to my wife's or mother's line and they can use it?
Amanda Lee: You can do that.
Me: Ok, thanks for your help. Much appreciated!!
Amanda Lee: Thank you for visiting Verizon Wireless, I look forward to speaking with you again. Have a great evening!
Me: You too
Amanda Lee: Thank you.

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Chat start time Oct 2, 2012 2:44:02 PM EST
Chat end time Oct 2, 2012 3:03:46 PM EST
Duration (actual chatting time) 00:19:43
Operator "Rep"
Chat Transcript
info: Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative, we appreciate your patience. Your current estimated wait time is 0 min 37 secs.
info: You are now chatting with 'Rep'
Rep: Hello! Thank you for visiting our pre sales chat service. To help better assist you with your order, will you please provide me with your full name and mobile number so that I can pull up your account for any upgrade, add a line or discount information?
Me: XXXXXXXXX XXX-XXX-XXXX
Rep: Hey XXXXXX. How may I assist you with your online purchase today?
Me: Hello, I have a question. I have an upgrade available on my line. I do not want to use it for my line because I don't want to lose my unlimited data for line XXX-XXXX. Can I give or transfer that available upgrade to my mom on her line, without giving up the unlimited data on line XXXX?
Rep: Sure I can walk you through that order now.
Rep: First you will pick upgrade device .
Me: Ok, I can do the order just fine, I just wanted to be sure that I wouldnt lose the unlimited data on my line if I give away my upgrade.
Rep: you will not lose that option. What page are you considering for her?
Me: She wants the new iPhone 5. My wife and I both have iPhone 4S and she really likes them so I told her I'd give her my upgrade so she can get the new iPhone.
Me: I see they are backordered for a few weeks though
Rep: Yes that is correct. However you can still pre order today.
Me: Ok, I am going through that process now.
Rep: Super so once you move the upgrade over you will pick the phone and then continue to pick the features.
Me: Ok. And forgive me for being paranoid, but this will NOT make me lose the unlimited data on my line (XXXX) even though I gave her my upgrade, correct?
Rep: You will still keep your unlimited data.
Rep: No problem. I can totally understand.
Me: Thanks for your help!! Looks like it will ship by Oct. 26th. Have a great day and thanks for answering all my questions!
 

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My understanding of this is that by transferring the upgrade to her, she will extend her current contract for two more years from date of upgrade.
 

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I did something similar. I have 3 lines, two with unlimited data. One of those had an eligible upgrade. I transferred that upgrade to the line w/o data, activated, then re-activated the flip phone that was on it. Then moved the iphone 5 to my line and as a result kept both unlimiteds.
 

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0pusX: your line will be the one to lose the unlimited data and extend the contract. Even though you are transferring it to another line, your phone is the one due for upgrade. So if someone else uses your upgrade, your phone will lose the unlimited data and have a new 2 year contract.


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