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    I have an upgrade on my main line on a family share. I do not want to lose unlimited data on our lines. I see something on verizon wireless that says transfer update. If I transfer the update to another line on the family share plan, order the phone, but activate it on my line, would I be able to keep the unlimited data?
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    If you upgrade you lose your data, you have to buy full retail to keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdmelani View Post
    I have an upgrade on my main line on a family share. I do not want to lose unlimited data on our lines. I see something on verizon wireless that says transfer update. If I transfer the update to another line on the family share plan, order the phone, but activate it on my line, would I be able to keep the unlimited data?
    Do you have any other upgrades available on your plan? Or just yours?

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    I will be buying this phone on another one of the lines on my family plan but activating it on my number. I called Verizon and they confirmed that if the phone was not actually bought on the number that currently has the unlimited data plan, you get to keep it. As a practical matter I found out that the current $30 plan allows you 2g/month and my usage over the past three months has been just a bit over 250mb or a little over a quarter of a gigabyte. So it really would never affect me anyway. But as long as you're buying the phone using a different number than the one you have unlimited data on, you won't lose it. Call 611 though and confirm this for yourself.
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    I have my upgrade and transfered to a dumbphone on my plan. My thought is to transfer my upgrade to that plan, get the phone and activate on my line. I should be able to keep unlimited data that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    I will be buying this phone on another one of the lines on my family plan but activating it on my number. I called Verizon and they confirmed that if the phone was not actually bought on the number that currently has the unlimited data plan, you get to keep it. As a practical matter I found out that the current $30 plan allows you 2g/month and my usage over the past three months has been just a bit over 250mb or a little over a quarter of a gigabyte. So it really would never affect me anyway. But as long as you're buying the phone using a different number than the one you have unlimited data on, you won't lose it. Call 611 though and confirm this for yourself.
    I just read this on the verizon board too. Thanks!
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    I just found out this myself as well... I was going to pay the full retail price since I did not want to lose my unlimited data, the sales guy told me for the past 6 month I have never exceeded more than 600 mb per month. He said unless you are going to be out of on the road with no wifi and uses a lot of data, there is no reason for me to keep my unlimited data and pay extra money for the phone. I debated with myself for a little bit, while it's great to be grandfathered in on the unlimited data but if I am no where near 1 gig and it seems silly for me to be paying extra just to keep something I won't use...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoofoo View Post
    I just found out this myself as well... I was going to pay the full retail price since I did not want to lose my unlimited data, the sales guy told me for the past 6 month I have never exceeded more than 600 mb per month. He said unless you are going to be out of on the road with no wifi and uses a lot of data, there is no reason for me to keep my unlimited data and pay extra money for the phone. I debated with myself for a little bit, while it's great to be grandfathered in on the unlimited data but if I am no where near 1 gig and it seems silly for me to be paying extra just to keep something I won't use...
    Until you go over since u have a sweet new phone and won't be able to put it down. Its always better to have it just in case.
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    Be careful... You can use a different line's upgrade to get the phone, but you CAN'T transfer the upgrade from the unlimited line to another line to get a phone - that upgrade would still be charged against the unlimited line and you'll lose unlimited. Basically, the upgrade on your unlimited line can never be used (or transferred) otherwise you'll lose unlimited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdmelani View Post
    I have an upgrade on my main line on a family share. I do not want to lose unlimited data on our lines. I see something on verizon wireless that says transfer update. If I transfer the update to another line on the family share plan, order the phone, but activate it on my line, would I be able to keep the unlimited data?
    What you have to do is use your upgrade for another line. For example say your number is 555-555-5555 you want to select another line on our account, 444-444-4444, has that number user your upgrade as an alternate upgrade. activate the phone on that persons line first. once you do this, then you reactivate the phone they had. then you can pop a sim card in if you already have one, or have one attached to your line, and activate phone for you line.

    I have already done this process. I have unlimited and was eligible for a upgrade. I used my upgrade for my fiance line who had unlimited but only use .250 mbs a month, she lost unlimited, i kept mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irvgotti View Post
    Until you go over since u have a sweet new phone and won't be able to put it down. Its always better to have it just in case.
    I am always in places with wifi, and the chances of me playing with my phone and watch a video while driving or jogging is next to none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoofoo View Post
    I am always in places with wifi, and the chances of me playing with my phone and watch a video while driving or jogging is next to none.
    I agree, i only once went over 2GB of data i have 4 GB,i am starting to think people who need unlimited data use it to replace home internet,or teather every minute of the day
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    Quote Originally Posted by lou61166 View Post
    I agree, i only once went over 2GB of data i have 4 GB,i am starting to think people who need unlimited data use it to replace home internet,or teather every minute of the day
    not calling you ignorant, but there are a lot of people who use over 2gb of data. truck drivers are one of the highest data users out there. they are not near wifi when out on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider210 View Post
    not calling you ignorant, but there are a lot of people who use over 2gb of data. truck drivers are one of the highest data users out there. they are not near wifi when out on the road.
    Yeah, I agree. For those who doesn't work in a place with wifi or has to be on the road a lot, traveling for business, use the phone as hot spot etc. 2 gb will fall short, I have spotify on all day at work and if I don't have wifi, I am sure I would be over 2 gb easy. So the bottom line is to access what you actual need and try to get the best deal for "YOU".
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    Quote Originally Posted by lou61166 View Post
    I agree, i only once went over 2GB of data i have 4 GB,i am starting to think people who need unlimited data use it to replace home internet,or teather every minute of the day
    I don't replace my home internet, I pay $30 for my internet. I don't tether, as I am not rooted. But, I use anywhere from 3-27GB in a month. Just depends on what the month throws at me. Maybe I need something on my home computer? Well, I have to stream from my phone to my computer. I use Google Drive, Music and Google+ Instant upload along with Dropbox to backup my images and videos. (Videos are uploaded via WiFi) So, I need unlimited data. Plus, with all these new phones coming out without an SD card and low internal storage that leaves two options. Unlimited data or a USB to go adapter hanging from my phone with a 32GB SD card... How ridiculous would that look?


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    I called verizon and they said the system would know the upgrade was being used for my unlimited plan.
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    Let me make sure i understand this, because verizon said no. If my line is 555-555-5555 and I transfer my upgrade to 444-444-4444, then purchase the phone under 444-444-4444. I then activate the phone under 444-444-4444 and reactivate the dumbphone, then use my sim from 555-555-5555, put it into the new phone and activate under 555-555-5555. This will still allow 555-555-5555 to have unlimited data and 444-444-4444 to remain a dumb phone?

    Verizon told me if I transfer my upgrade to 555-555-5555 to 444-444-4444 it will still trigger the upgrade and I will lose my unlimited data.
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    U are correct. They are wrong. They don't want to promote that it works but it does. I just did it on Thursday as long as u dont use ur upgrade for your 555-555-5555 and use it for 444-444-4444 and activate it on 444 and then do the other changes just as you mentioned u will be completely fine. I used to work at Verizon and have friends there who informed to do this.

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    Would 444-444-4444 be able to use their own upgrade for another dumbphone if/when they want to change their phone as well, once you go through with this?

    Please let us know if this really would work; I am on a family plan and I could technically do that, but I don't want to lock my family out of their own upgrades just to keep my unlimited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zxphenomenalxz View Post
    U are correct. They are wrong. They don't want to promote that it works but it does. I just did it on Thursday as long as u dont use ur upgrade for your 555-555-5555 and use it for 444-444-4444 and activate it on 444 and then do the other changes just as you mentioned u will be completely fine. I used to work at Verizon and have friends there who informed to do this.

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    That's exactly the opposite of what three different Verizon reps told me (two on the phone and one in the store). What I was told was that even though you transfer the upgrade from your unlimited line to another line, the unlimited line is still the one that's getting charged, and you will lose the unlimited data. I specifically asked several times because I read in a thread here in the forums that it could be done. I suppose if you can find a CS rep that will let you do it and keep the unlimited, go for it, but I wouldn't just go for it and assume you'll get to keep your unlimited data.
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    Its not really a known thing or something they promote. Another reason why they don't tell you they can is because they now are making it non commission for reps that do do an upgrade like that . I know 110% it can be done.. I had it done. The phone line that uses the upgrade and activated the phone lost the unlimited I had on the line that didn't need unlimited. Even though it was my upgrade my unlimited stayed because I didn't do the upgrade on my line..

    I returned the phone I bought because didn't like it. HTC 8x.. unlimited got put back on the line that lost it I got my upgrade back and I plan on doing dame process for upgrading once DNA comes out. To reassure this even more I did it online first and when u go through ur changes for example when I picked the DNA for my other line that is a 3g phone it said dropping 3g unlimited data adding 2gb data. It only changed the features for the line receiving the device.

    If you want log in on myverizon. Do the upgrade process as u would.. 444-444 is taking 555 upgrade as alternate upgrade.. u will see that the features only change for the 444 number. So if for instance ur putting it on a basic phone u will see adding 2gb data to 444-444-4444. Once u see that for urself just x out of order. But that will show u how it is done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_A View Post
    That's exactly the opposite of what three different Verizon reps told me (two on the phone and one in the store). What I was told was that even though you transfer the upgrade from your unlimited line to another line, the unlimited line is still the one that's getting charged, and you will lose the unlimited data. I specifically asked several times because I read in a thread here in the forums that it could be done. I suppose if you can find a CS rep that will let you do it and keep the unlimited, go for it, but I wouldn't just go for it and assume you'll get to keep your unlimited data.
    The thing is, you need to make sure it's activated on the account you want losing the unlimited data. You activate on that account, wait a few hours, remove the SIM, and replace it with the SIM from your unlimited account, and all is well.

    If you try to immediately activate the new phone with the SIM from the account that has unlimited data you may run into problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lou61166 View Post
    I agree, i only once went over 2GB of data i have 4 GB,i am starting to think people who need unlimited data use it to replace home internet,or teather every minute of the day
    I stream all my music, and have never tethered. I usually use around 3-5gb a month. This is probably normal for people who stream music while driving, and for people who stream while at work as well its probably in the 6-8gb range. I think that amount of data is within reason on using your data connection through your phone. Basically you are using your data, for your phone, that's it. As for people who say "I use about 30-50gb a month", those people are tethering and using it as their sole internet connection at home, which argue you all you want about how you paid for the connection and you can do whatever you want, but you people ruined it for everyone else by using your phone as your home internet connection.
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    The points you have to remember to make this work:
    1. You cannot use or transfer the upgrade to or from the line you want to keep unlimited data on-ever!
    2. The line that you are upgrading (not the unlimited data line) must be the line the DNA is activated on.
    3. You then move the DNA after it was activated on the non unlimited data line to the unlimited data line.
    4. You reactivate the phone that was deactivated for the DNA purchase.
    5. REREAD #1

    This does work BUT as stated in #1 you cannot make any plan changes or upgrades to the unlimited data line except moving an already activated phone to or from this account or adding or deleteing features. Features are items like activating or deleting the hotspot. You cannot make core changes to the unlimited account or you will lose it.
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