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    Like a lot of us, I got a launch day TBOLT and was grandfathered in with the unlimited data plan. I use, on average, 11gb per month of data. I wonder though, when I am up for upgrade this November, if I use an upgrade to get a new phone, will my unlimited data carry over to that new phone with a new 2 year contract?
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    Yes it will as long as they don't change the policy yu should be good
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckawd View Post
    Like a lot of us, I got a launch day TBOLT and was grandfathered in with the unlimited data plan. I use, on average, 11gb per month of data. I wonder though, when I am up for upgrade this November, if I use an upgrade to get a new phone, will my unlimited data carry over to that new phone with a new 2 year contract?
    Verizon has told me to just wait for my upgrade so they can Godfather my Unlimited Data to my new contract... I use about 15 Gb a month during School, and about 25-30 GB and if I didn't have Unlimited Data, I'd be broke. If you get an upgrade before you have the 2 year discounted price to resign a contract, they are not supposed to Godfather it over, but most likely will. Anyways, to answer your question, Yes. They should Godfather it over, but before you leave with your new phone, make sure you have them transfer it over, and keep checking, just to be sure. Some Verizon people will tell you that you can't Godfather it over, just walk out and come back in a couple of minutes or just ask someone else for help, because that person is probably just going to try to sell you the most expensive and screw you over so they get more money from commission. Anyways, Have fun with your upgrade!

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    Many people have upgraded including myself after unlimited data was ended and still able to keep unlimited. Of course, Verizon may change their policy at any time.
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    If they change policy about upgrade simply pay full price for the phone pop the 4g Sim in and enjoy unlimited data

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgostained View Post
    If they change policy about upgrade simply pay full price for the phone pop the 4g Sim in and enjoy unlimited data

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    That may not always work tho because Verizon people don't like getting ripped off...

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    I assume now that, to KEEP my unlimited data, I will have to buy off contract phones correct? I'm ok with that since doing so will be less costly in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckawd View Post
    I assume now that, to KEEP my unlimited data, I will have to buy off contract phones correct? I'm ok with that since doing so will be less costly in the long run.
    Yes. The only way to keep unlimited data on Verizon is to buy a phone outright with no Verizon subsidy.

    You can, of course, buy one used - just make sure it's from a reputable dealer or arrange to meet the seller at a Verizon store and do not give the seller money until the Verizon rep has successfully activated the phone on your account and you've made a call on it - if the phone was previously reported as stolen on the Verizon network or there is an unpaid bill associated with the phone, it's only good for parts.
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    You can also buy cpo directly from Verizon with a substantial discount over retail. Selection depends on what is available, but it does carry a full one year warranty. Buying used does not have any warranty.
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    First, what the heck are you folks doing to use that much data? Watching movies on your phone or something? How many mb/gb is a movie anyway?


    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    You can also buy cpo directly from Verizon with a substantial discount over retail. Selection depends on what is available, but it does carry a full one year warranty. Buying used does not have any warranty.

    What's a CPO? I'm guessing used or rebuilt? Can you buy the insurance on it?
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    I was reading in the S3 forum that if you have multiple lines and one without unlimited data is up for an upgrade you can upgrade that line and still keep your unlimited data. I will be trying this theory out next week. My wifes line is due for upgrade, i am going to get an S3 with her upgrade and see if i can keep my unlimited data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjboucher View Post
    I was reading in the S3 forum that if you have multiple lines and one without unlimited data is up for an upgrade you can upgrade that line and still keep your unlimited data. I will be trying this theory out next week. My wifes line is due for upgrade, i am going to get an S3 with her upgrade and see if i can keep my unlimited data.
    Hopefully you have good luck.

    I was going to let my friend use my upgrade so he could get the "fancy" iPhone5, but as soon as they told me I would lose my unlimited data, I told him the deal was off.

    I use a little over a gig or so. Nothing crazy. I probably would be fine, but I don't want to waste my upgrade either even though the few other lines on the account have upgrades soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F350-6 View Post
    What's a CPO? I'm guessing used or rebuilt?
    CPO = Certified Pre-Owned.
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    If you tether to a computer, a 2 hour movie on netflix at the highest setting would use 4.6gb. I think that you can buy insurance or extended warranty on cpo, I am not 100% sure as i have never bought one. Cpo as said above is certified pre owned. It is similar to the warranty replacement units, but should come with all accessories.

    Quote Originally Posted by F350-6 View Post
    First, what the heck are you folks doing to use that much data? Watching movies on your phone or something? How many mb/gb is a movie anyway?





    What's a CPO? I'm guessing used or rebuilt? Can you buy the insurance on it?
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    Data on legacy family share plans are tied to the individual line. If you have unlimited data and upgrade your wife's line, then she would be forced to a tiered data plan starting at $30 for 2gb if she wasn't already on a tiered data plan. Your line would maintain unlimited data in this scenario. You can then switch phones with your wife.

    Quote Originally Posted by bjboucher View Post
    I was reading in the S3 forum that if you have multiple lines and one without unlimited data is up for an upgrade you can upgrade that line and still keep your unlimited data. I will be trying this theory out next week. My wifes line is due for upgrade, i am going to get an S3 with her upgrade and see if i can keep my unlimited data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F350-6 View Post
    First, what the heck are you folks doing to use that much data? Watching movies on your phone or something? How many mb/gb is a movie anyway?





    What's a CPO? I'm guessing used or rebuilt? Can you buy the insurance on it?
    I use Google voice a lot and I'm constantly checking emails, tethering, YouTubeing etc. And that consumes a hefty amount if data. I would say that I use 11gb avg per month.

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    I just talked to the manager at my Verizon store and he said I could activate a new phone on my wife account, then transfer it over to my line which will allow me to keep my unlimited data. Not sure how long this loophole will stay open but I'm probably going to take advantage of it this weekend and upgrade my Tbolt to a SGS3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjboucher View Post
    I just talked to the manager at my Verizon store and he said I could activate a new phone on my wife account, then transfer it over to my line which will allow me to keep my unlimited data. Not sure how long this loophole will stay open but I'm probably going to take advantage of it this weekend and upgrade my Tbolt to a SGS3.
    So you and your wife have to completely separate accounts (different account #'s) with Verizon? Just want to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redcat22 View Post
    So you and your wife have to completely separate accounts (different account #'s) with Verizon? Just want to be sure.
    Nope, we have a family plan. 4 lines. 2 smartphones (both Thunderbolts) and 2 basic text phones for the kids. Guess I should have said "line" not "account," sorry for the confusion.
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    So, i now own a Galaxy S3 and still have unlimited data. Find a decent verizon store and hope they'll hook you up.
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    I'm on unlimited and rarely use more that 1gb per mo. I must be doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacemaker24 View Post
    I'm on unlimited and rarely use more that 1gb per mo. I must be doing it wrong.

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    or you actually have a life.

    I use approximately 4GB a month, mostly on Netflix and youtube, even with 2 jobs. if I get to work early, BAM, one episode of "the office". lunchtime...BAM one episode of "raising hope". it does add up quickly, even if you are a busybody like me. so imagine those who have much more free time than I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rporterfield View Post
    CPO = Certified Pre-Owned.
    Are cpo available in store or only online? I'm interested in a gs3 so I don't like my chances of finding one either way but might as well try.

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