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    Verizon will prorate the charge, if you used it for 1 day, you will pay for 1 days service.
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    OMG I think I'm in love with Britt!

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    The following is from another post that I started in the Carrier subforum. I will link that post directly when I get home.

    They won't force you to the Share Everything plan. They only will force you to have teired data on any new line or any line that you use the upgrade on. If you do like what I did (and Dream S Ti), you can add a new line of service to your plan which will get tiered data (temporarily) and the move it to your unliminited line. You can then drop the tiered data off of the new line of service after you add it to a basic phone and then you can just throw that phone in the drawer. This will raise your bill a little b/c you're now paying $10 for a phone, but for some (including myself), it is still cheaper than moving to Share Everything.


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    This method of upgrading does work, the? I'd for how long till big red pulls the plug.



    Won't be long, that's a promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MittenSportsFan View Post
    You are just transferring upgrades from one line or phone number to another. Once you do that and get the phone, you can place any of your phones on any of your lines without changing your plan.
    It is altering your plan that kills unlimited data. As long as you have an upgrade and you stay on Family Share you should be fine.

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    There's no such thing as transferring an upgrade. Upgrading is extending the contract of a given line but activating its respectively subsidized phone purchase on ANY of your other lines, thus using the data plan on said line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_k605 View Post
    This method of upgrading does work, the? I'd for how long till big red pulls the plug.
    Won't be long, that's a promise.
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    Well this loophole only works in a specific situation, a grandfathered family share plan that has a line with unlimited data and a line with a regular data plan. It's not a guarantee that Verizon will put a stop to it. They'd be smart not to end it, seeing as these are probably some of their most "tenured" customers.

    Quote Originally Posted by blakke39 View Post
    There's no such thing as transferring an upgrade. Upgrading is extending the contract of a given line but activating its respectively subsidized phone purchase on ANY of your other lines, thus using the data plan on said line.
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    What are you talking about? The only thing that changes when you transfer an upgrade is the Start/End Date of the contracts (2 year) of the lines involved with the transfer. This is a conversation i had today:
    You are now chatting with 'Erica F. '
    Erica F. : Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?
    You: Hello I have a question about transferring upgrades.
    Erica F. : I'd be happy to assist you.
    Erica F. : To better assist you today, could you please provide me with your full name and number?
    You: What exactly changes when that happens? Do the contract dates change for both lines?
    Erica F. : The only things that change would be the dates each line would be able to upgrade. The contract on the line that you would be upgrading would be at a new 2yr contract.
    Erica F. : Do you have a particular phone in mind today for your upgrade?
    You: Oh, I'm not upgrading until next year but I wanted to understand this process.
    You: So only the contract dates change for each line?
    Erica F. : This is correct.
    You: Well that seems simple enough. Thank you for your help.
    Erica F. : You are very welcome!!!
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    Don't forget fees and taxes. For me, that is 4-5 more per line

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckawd View Post
    The following is from another post that I started in the Carrier subforum. I will link that post directly when I get home.

    They won't force you to the Share Everything plan. They only will force you to have teired data on any new line or any line that you use the upgrade on. If you do like what I did (and Dream S Ti), you can add a new line of service to your plan which will get tiered data (temporarily) and the move it to your unliminited line. You can then drop the tiered data off of the new line of service after you add it to a basic phone and then you can just throw that phone in the drawer. This will raise your bill a little b/c you're now paying $10 for a phone, but for some (including myself), it is still cheaper than moving to Share Everything.


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    Hey here's another question. What happens to the upgrade date of the dumb phone? I assume it changes to two years out when we do this, right? So I can only pull this once per dumb phone line per two year period...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckawd View Post
    I have a launch day Thunderbolt and I am planning on moving to a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 once it arrives. I do still have unlimited data on my line. I also have a basic phone (LG Dare) attached to my account that is month to month and available to upgrade any time. Obviously, I want to keep my unlimited data as I use 4gb per month roughly. Since my basic line is available for an upgrade, would I be able to use it to buy the Gnote 2 at the subsidized price and then move it to my current Thunderbolt line and keep unlimited by doing so?

    So, when all is said and done, I would have purchased the Gnote 2 at the subsidized price using my basic line upgrade, moved it to my main line that currently has unlimited data and then put the LG dare back on the basic line.
    Only 4gb? Sounds like you'd be fine. I use 14gb. Now I'm someone who is hanging on to his unlimited plan till one of us croaks:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbess1965 View Post
    Only 4gb? Sounds like you'd be fine. I use 14gb. Now I'm someone who is hanging on to his unlimited plan till one of us croaks:-)

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    My days usage fluctuates quite a bit but I still like the comfort zone of unlimited as I would hate having to check my usage all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannsoft View Post
    Hey here's another question. What happens to the upgrade date of the dumb phone? I assume it changes to two years out when we do this, right? So I can only pull this once per dumb phone line per two year period...

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    You are signing a two year contract on the dumb phone line to get the subsidized price. Upgrades on a two years contract line is 20 months, direct from Verizon ,some third party may require 22 or 24 months though. On the legacy family share plan, you can have up to 5 lines
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    ok well i think i understand what to do here...but i have multiple lines on my family plan...
    line A has a dumbphone and is eligible for an upgrade now. (line B wants to use this upgrade now for an iPhone 5)
    line B has unlimited data but doesnt have an upgrade until next year.
    line C has a 2GB data plan with an upgrade on the 21st of this month
    line D has unlimited data with an upgrade on the 17th of this month (this is mine and i want to upgrade for the Note2)
    line E has unlimited data but doesnt have an upgrade until next year.

    now what would be the best route to keep the unlimited data for each line, if possible. i just want to make sure i dont mess up
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannon View Post
    ok well i think i understand what to do here...but i have multiple lines on my family plan...
    line A has a dumbphone and is eligible for an upgrade now. (line B wants to use this upgrade now for an iPhone 5)
    line B has unlimited data but doesnt have an upgrade until next year.
    line C has a 2GB data plan with an upgrade on the 21st of this month
    line D has unlimited data with an upgrade on the 17th of this month (this is mine and i want to upgrade for the Note2)
    line E has unlimited data but doesnt have an upgrade until next year.

    now what would be the best route to keep the unlimited data for each line, if possible. i just want to make sure i dont mess up
    I am going to attempt to lay this out here with the lowest possible level on confusion!!
    iPhone 5
    1. Use LINE A upgrade now to purchase iPhone 5.
    2. Activate iPhone 5 onto LINE A to complete the process
    3. Reactivate dumbphone back onto LINE A <--this deactivates iPhone 5 and it can now be activated on LINE B
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    1. Use LINE C upgrade to purchase the Note 2
    2. Activate the Note 2 onto LINE C to complete the process.
    3. Reactivate current LINE C phone back onto LINE C <--this deactivates the Note 2 and it can be reactivated on LINE D your line.

    This should be it down to the nitty gritty!!
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    There has been a lot of talk about how to upgrade but none have dealt with my situation. I have the Nationwide talk share 1400 on two smart phones.
    Thunderbolt on one and Rezound on other. Both have unlimited data. The thunderbolt is eligible for upgrade.
    How can I keep my current plan and get a new phone?

    Thanks
    Randall
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    Quote Originally Posted by randalldavis View Post
    There has been a lot of talk about how to upgrade but none have dealt with my situation. I have the Nationwide talk share 1400 on two smart phones.
    Thunderbolt on one and Rezound on other. Both have unlimited data. The thunderbolt is eligible for upgrade.
    How can I keep my current plan and get a new phone?

    Thanks
    Randall
    You have 2 choices I believe. First, you could add a line of service, buy a cheap dumbphone from craigslist or the like, buy subsidized phone on the new line then activate the dumbphone onto the new line which would deactivate the new phone freeing it up to be activated on one of your lines.

    Your second option is to use someone else's upgrade and go through the same process as above except you can just let the other person reactivate their phone back onto their line.

    The most important part for you to keep in mind is that you cannot use either of your upgrades or else you'll lose unlimited data on which ever line you use to upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckawd View Post
    I am going to attempt to lay this out here with the lowest possible level on confusion!!
    iPhone 5
    1. Use LINE A upgrade now to purchase iPhone 5.
    2. Activate iPhone 5 onto LINE A to complete the process
    3. Reactivate dumbphone back onto LINE A <--this deactivates iPhone 5 and it can now be activated on LINE B
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    1. Use LINE C upgrade to purchase the Note 2
    2. Activate the Note 2 onto LINE C to complete the process.
    3. Reactivate current LINE C phone back onto LINE C <--this deactivates the Note 2 and it can be reactivated on LINE D your line.

    This should be it down to the nitty gritty!!
    alright so i will upgrade A right now for the iphone5 ..
    when i get it i will activate it on line A .. then deactivate it .. then put the iphone onto line B ..
    then for when MY upgrade for line D, am I transferring the upgrade onto line C?
    that is where i am getting confused..
    thanks for your help btw !
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannon View Post
    alright so i will upgrade A right now for the iphone5 ..
    when i get it i will activate it on line A .. then deactivate it .. then put the iphone onto line B ..
    then for when MY upgrade for line D, am I transferring the upgrade onto line C?
    that is where i am getting confused..
    thanks for your help btw !
    In your scenario, you are using the upgrades from lines A and C, those two lines would lose unlimited data if it had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    In your scenario, you are using the upgrades from lines A and C, those two lines would lose unlimited data if it had it.

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    alright so I have to wait until the 21st to upgrade MY line D (using the Line C upgrade)? What happens to the actual upgrade on line D after that? Will I be able to transfer that to Line C? Then Line A will be back to normal right? Then what will happen with line B and E upgrade next year? thanks for helping i really appreciate it !
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    How are you able to do this with only 2 lines/phones that both have unlimited data???

    I have 3 lines....2 with smartphones and 1 with an old flip phone. So I could do this between one of my smartphones and the dumb phone, but how would I be able to do it with the second smartphone?

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckawd View Post
    The following is from another post that I started in the Carrier subforum. I will link that post directly when I get home.

    They won't force you to the Share Everything plan. They only will force you to have teired data on any new line or any line that you use the upgrade on. If you do like what I did (and Dream S Ti), you can add a new line of service to your plan which will get tiered data (temporarily) and the move it to your unliminited line. You can then drop the tiered data off of the new line of service after you add it to a basic phone and then you can just throw that phone in the drawer. This will raise your bill a little b/c you're now paying $10 for a phone, but for some (including myself), it is still cheaper than moving to Share Everything.


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    Activating a new line to do this will be $30 per month before taxes! I have an old 3rd line that is at 9.99 per month and by the time they add all the tax it's $16 something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannon View Post
    alright so I have to wait until the 21st to upgrade MY line D (using the Line C upgrade)? What happens to the actual upgrade on line D after that? Will I be able to transfer that to Line C? Then Line A will be back to normal right? Then what will happen with line B and E upgrade next year? thanks for helping i really appreciate it !
    Only the upgrades from lines A and C are affected as you are only upgrading those 2 lines. Whatever line you upgrade has to be eligible for an upgrade. Lines A and C can be used for upgrade after 20 months if purchased directly from Verizon. Upgrade dates from lines B and D are unaffected via the method that you described. You cannot transfer upgrades, only upgrade the individual lines. You could of course move phones between lines at any time, but that doesn't affect upgrade date. Since you are not upgrading lines B and E, whatever date that is shown on myverizon is your upgrade date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregMar View Post
    How are you able to do this with only 2 lines/phones that both have unlimited data???

    I have 3 lines....2 with smartphones and 1 with an old flip phone. So I could do this between one of my smartphones and the dumb phone, but how would I be able to do it with the second smartphone?

    Thank you!
    You would have to open another dumb phone line to keep unlimited data since you have 2 smartphones and only one dumb phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregMar View Post
    Activating a new line to do this will be $30 per month before taxes! I have an old 3rd line that is at 9.99 per month and by the time they add all the tax it's $16 something.
    Tax depends on area, but i am paying $4-5 tax for my dumb phone lines.

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    Well boys & girls, something happened this weekend that caused me to go get a new phone and as you can see from the signature I'm now sporting a Maxx HD. With some creative upgrade options, I was able to keep my Unlimited plan on my line. My stepson, who lost his phone over the weekend got my Maxx but he lost his unlimited data. We upgraded this on his line which changed his account then reactivated it on my line therefore not changing my line. One word, Awesome.

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    it's great that some of you are able to find a workaround on the unlimited data. sadly, any loophole we find is eventually going to be closed by Verizon, so enjoy while you can. I have two smartphones, and I am the "heavy" data user between the wife and I. I've weened myself down to about 4GB a month, so the shared data plan will only increase my bill by approximately $22.00/month. it's a price I'm willing to pay for superior coverage. the other 3 carriers have way too many issues with dropped calls and coverage, so I'll pay a bit extra for more reliable service. the fact that some verizon reps are "allowing" loopholes is no consolation, because I'm sure Verizon leaders will be clamping down on that sooner than later.
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