1. phantomog's Avatar
    I've seen a few posts that people say you can upgrade (with subsidy) and keep the $20 data discount provided by the Talk & Text + Data promo. But has anyone successfully done this? I realize that would mean giving up unlimited data and switching to a tiered data (2GB), but I think it might be worth it for me since I don't use that much data.

    Does doing this on one line affect the unlimited data currently on other lines?
    10-04-2012 03:24 PM
  2. Droid3r's Avatar
    Try and let us know.
    Im keeping my $69.99 for talk/text/data promo and will pass it on as the family jewel

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    10-10-2012 03:35 PM
  3. mesocyclonic's Avatar
    Does doing this on one line affect the unlimited data currently on other lines?
    Upgrading doesn't affect unlimited on other lines.
    10-11-2012 09:29 AM
  4. Droid3r's Avatar
    the wording is as long you dont touch your plan minutes text and data youll keep getting your discount... however upgrading at a subsidy forces the data change from unlimited to 2GB(or however amount you decide)and thus the posibility exists that the discount promo plan will be taken off.

    i dont see myself taking a subsidy ever again with verizon. your $199 new phone is not worth lising your promo discount/savings and unlimited data(living in the age of data) over it.

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    10-11-2012 07:23 PM
  5. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    the wording is as long you dont touch your plan minutes text and data youll keep getting your discount... however upgrading at a subsidy forces the data change from unlimited to 2GB(or however amount you decide)and thus the posibility exists that the discount promo plan will be taken off.

    i dont see myself taking a subsidy ever again with verizon. your $199 new phone is not worth lising your promo discount/savings and unlimited data(living in the age of data) over it.

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    Exactly, even if you upgrade every year, $20 x 12 is $220 plus the loss of unlimited data could add even more. Simply not worth it and even on a 2 year it's really not worth it. But that's if you always wait to buy on contract.

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    10-12-2012 12:38 PM
  6. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I spoke with a Verizon supervisor regarding the $20 discount and about how the upgrade process will effect it. Simply put - you can upgrade and keep the discount as long as you do not switch to a Share Everything plan. You're allowed to switch to a data plan with a limit as long as it's still a single line plan. I was also told that the discount applies to keeping a Talk + Text plan on our account and as long as we do so we'll keep the data.

    Still, with the risk of losing unlimited data, I'll be upgrading at full retail.
    10-14-2012 07:05 PM
  7. Bob61's Avatar
    Exactly, even if you upgrade every year, $20 x 12 is $220 plus the loss of unlimited data could add even more. Simply not worth it and even on a 2 year it's really not worth it. But that's if you always wait to buy on contract.

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    When you have 5 lines the math changes a bit.... don't want to lose unlimited but with $400 per line subsidy it causes you to pause and reconsider.
    10-15-2012 07:26 PM
  8. natehoy's Avatar
    When you have 5 lines the math changes a bit.... don't want to lose unlimited but with $400 per line subsidy it causes you to pause and reconsider.
    Depends on whether you ever go over on data on any of those 5 lines. If not, unlimited isn't worth it. If each of the five lines incurs one 1GB overage charge at $10, that's $50 a month. In very short order, you've just pissed your subsidy away in overage charges.

    But, yeah, if you have one or more lines on the account that NEVER go over a tiered plan and never would, you can get the subsidy and possibly even save some money if you go with a shared data plan and have everyone on the plan manage their data usage carefully.
    10-15-2012 07:50 PM

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