Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 87 of 414 FirstFirst ... 84858687888990 ... LastLast
Results 2,151 to 2,175 of 10347
Like Tree873Likes
  1. #2151  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: Bestbuy Mobile Lets me Keep Unlimited Data?

    Quote Originally Posted by Droid3r View Post
    The reason you were switched back to tiered data was because the rep activated a new sim card with your new phone.. I instead opted for delivery and reused my already activated simcard(GALAXYBS III) with the new LG G2
    That's good to know. So as long as the SIM card has already been activated on another phone on the line, you didn't lose unlimited data?
  2. #2152  

    Default Re: Bestbuy Mobile Lets me Keep Unlimited Data?

    Yes. If you want to avoid calling Verizon to reinstate unlimited data.. I suggest you opt for delivery and activate new phone with your old simcard yourself

    sent from my humongous VZW HTC ONE MAX
  3. #2153  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    You can but if your current phone is a smartphone, then Line 3 has to have at least a $30/mo data plan on it. If your current phones are basic phones, then no data plan is needed.

    What are your current phones?

    HTC Rezound & Droid X2...old, old phones but still considered smart phones. So I guess I do have to find 2 basic phones, I might have to try craiglist because I need something quick. What happens if I do nothing when the 29th comes around, what happens to my current plan and phones? Does everything stay the same but I just will be off contract now and can cancel at any time without any ETF?

    And with your guide, I have to do one phone at time. So I have add 1 first, order my iPhone, once I get it do all those steps. Then once mine is done, order hers and do the same? Also, I talked to my parents, they would be willing to use the "basic" phones so they are not just sitting around. Is that possible? They wouldn't need data or anything. I just got to find out how much 2 extra lines a month will cost.
  4. #2154  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    HTC Rezound & Droid X2...old, old phones but still considered smart phones.
    Yes, so any line they are on would have to have a data package.


    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    So I guess I do have to find 2 basic phones
    huh? No, you need ONE basic phone. You are only adding ONE new line (Line 3).

    There are two other options if you don't want to use the new line (Line 3) for a basic phone:

    1) Put the ghost ESN on the new line (Line 3); or
    2) Pay the ETF + activation fee and cancel the new line (Line 3) after you are done with the upgrades.

    Personally, I like having the basic phone available for use should I lose my phone or other reason. For me, I keep it in my mom's car. She is forgetful and that way if she ever forgets her phone, there is always a phone in her car. I remember to periodically charge it when I drive her around in her car.

    WRT Option 1 above, the ghost ESN = 13800000400. You can do it yourself online or call and ask for it to be done. I have read some verizon reps say you aren't allowed to do that, but plenty of people do it. Then you don't need a basic phone on the line, but still pay for it at the rate of $9.99 + tax and fees. Again, I would rather just have an extra line with a basic phone on it to use should I need it.

    WRT to Option 2 above, for me the added line is $312 for 24 months so keeping the added line is cheaper than the EFT ($350). But don't forget you can get 3 subsidized phones when you add a line by transferring and using the current upgrades on the unlimited data lines and then of course when you add a line you get a subsidized phone. You can sell 1 of the 3 and recoup the cost of the added line or the ETF.


    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    What happens if I do nothing when the 29th comes around, what happens to my current plan and phones? Does everything stay the same but I just will be off contract now and can cancel at any time without any ETF?
    Yes, exactly. Everything stays the same and you can cancel at any time.


    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    And with your guide, I have to do one phone at time. So I have add 1 first, order my iPhone, once I get it do all those steps. Then once mine is done, order hers and do the same? Also, I talked to my parents, they would be willing to use the "basic" phones so they are not just sitting around. Is that possible? They wouldn't need data or anything.
    Yes, that is possible. Just give them the phone to use. But they will be sharing your minutes and if you aren't on unlimited texting, they will run up text charges if they text. If you are on unlimited texting, then they won't run up charges for texting but will be sharing your minutes. A 1400 minute family plan you can do Friends and Family to help prevent them from using too many of your minutes.

    Verizon Friends and Family FAQs

    Of course, all calls to/from a Verizon wireless phone don't count against your 1400 minutes, but checking voicemail does as does a non-Verizon customer calling you and getting sent to voicemail.

    Be sure to block data on the line to prevent them from accidentally using data on the phone.


    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    I just got to find out how much 2 extra lines a month will cost.
    I really don't understand after all I wrote why you think you need 2 added lines. You don't. You need 1 added line. I never mentioned a 2nd extra line. Only 1 extra line (Line 3).
  5. #2155  

    Default Re: Bestbuy Mobile Lets me Keep Unlimited Data?

    We have a 2 phones with upgrades available on the 1400 minute plan with unlimited data. both phones are on the same plan. I went on BB.com and see what would happened if I tried upgrading through them. I attached pictures. Looking at the pictures it seems that my data would stay the same, at least that's what is shows? Would this work for my wife and I? I couldn't figure out how to order/upgrade both of our lines though on BB. I couldn't add both to the cart. Any idea how I can do this?

    [Instruction] How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon-bb1.png[Instruction] How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon-bb2.png[Instruction] How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon-bb3.png
  6. #2156  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: Bestbuy Mobile Lets me Keep Unlimited Data?

    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    We have a 2 phones with upgrades available on the 1400 minute plan with unlimited data. both phones are on the same plan. I went on BB.com and see what would happened if I tried upgrading through them. I attached pictures. Looking at the pictures it seems that my data would stay the same, at least that's what is shows? Would this work for my wife and I?
    If you activate the phones using the SIM cards they come with, YOU WILL BE SWITCHED OFF OF UNLIMITED DATA. It may not happen right away, but it will happen. You will be switched to a 2GB data plan.

    Then you can try to argue to get it back with Verizon. Some people get it back, some don't.

    Another poster mentioned that if you have a SIM card already activated on your line, if you pop it in the new phone when you activate it, you won't lose unlimited data. That poster is the first poster who has mentioned that on this forum. Whether or not it will work for anyone else, I can't say since this is the first I have heard of this.

    Since the new iPhones have nano SIMs, and your current phones don't, you would need to use a SIM card cutter to cut down the Rezound SIM cards to fit the iPhone if you want to try that but you can't try that with the Droid X2 since it is a 3G phone and doesn't have an active SIM card.

    But make no mistake, it doesn't matter that the best buy site says you will keep your existing plan - you will be switched off of unlimited data if you activate the new iPhones on the unlimited data lines using the SIM cards the phones come with. So do not do pickup in store - they will activate the new iPhones before they will give them to you using the SIM cards they came with AND YOU WILL LOSE UNLIMITED DATA NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY. Verizon does that automatically in their system and Best Buy can't stop it from happening.


    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    I couldn't figure out how to order/upgrade both of our lines though on BB. I couldn't add both to the cart. Any idea how I can do this?
    Do it one at a time then in separate orders.
  7. #2157  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I really don't understand after all I wrote why you think you need 2 added lines. You don't. You need 1 added line. I never mentioned a 2nd extra line. Only 1 extra line (Line 3).
    My fault I keep thinking I need to add 2 phones since I was upgrading 2 phones, LOL. I was looking at my bills, checking my monthly data usage.

    I checked my bills for for 2012 and up until now, here are the GB usuage for just my my line. I didn't list the 2 line's data usage (my wifes phone) but I looked at my wife's and she around 1-1.5GB average. I use a lot more due to the fact that my son uses my phone too when we are out. The highest I've ever went was around 14GB it says but that was just 1 month. Do you guys think doing the dummy line to just to keep unlimited data is a waste of money and time? Isn't there a special promotion going on right now where Verizon gives each line 6GB of data to use if you switch from unlimited? Also, we don't even use that many minutes, we are never close to 1400 minutes, are all Verizon plans now unlimited minutes & text?

    2013:

    Bill Period: October 23, 2013 - November 22, 2013
    .81218GB

    Bill Period: September 23, 2013 - October 22, 2013
    2.99594GB

    Bill Period: August 23, 2013 - September 22, 2013
    4.67530GB

    Bill Period: July 23, 2013 - August 22, 2013
    5.17864GB

    Bill Period: June 23, 2013 - July 22, 2013
    1.85785GB

    Bill Period: May 23, 2013 - June 22, 2013
    1.82415GB

    Bill Period: April 23, 2013 - May 22, 2013
    3.68185GB

    Bill Period: March 23, 2013 - April 22, 2013
    2.67369GB

    Bill Period: February 23, 2013 - March 22, 2013
    2.86153GB

    Bill Period: January 23, 2013 - February 22, 2013
    7.60007GB

    Bill Period: December 23, 2012 - January 22, 2013
    (12/23 - 01/01) 8.19697GB
    (01/02 - 01/22) 5.47685GB

    2012:

    Bill Period: December 23, 2012 - January 22, 2013
    (12/23 - 01/01) 8.19697GB
    (01/02 - 01/22) 5.47685GB

    Bill Period: November 23, 2012 - December 22, 2012
    5.70679GB

    Bill Period: October 23, 2012 - November 22, 2012
    5.30144GB

    Bill Period: September 23, 2012 - October 22, 2012
    10.31294GB

    Bill Period: August 23, 2012 - September 22, 2012
    7.27072GB

    Bill Period: July 23, 2012 - August 22, 2012
    6.94757GB

    Bill Period: June 23, 2012 - July 22, 2012
    (06/23 - 07/17) 3.59141GB
    (07/18 - 07/22) 1.04709GB

    Bill Period: May 23, 2012 - June 22, 2012
    1.04599GB
  8. #2158  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    Do you guys think doing the dummy line to just to keep unlimited data is a waste of money and time?
    Absolutely not. It's free if you get all 3 of the subsidized phones and sell one of them. I just sold a 16GB iPhone 5s and netted more than my added line cost me over 2 years even if I had paid full price for it. Right now they are $125 at best buy, so you could actually make money on the deal.


    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    Isn't there a special promotion going on right now where Verizon gives each line 6GB of data to use if you switch from unlimited?
    Yes, but you have to ask for it and make sure they do not put you on the EDGE program. All you want is to trade your unlimited data for 6GB for the same $30/mo, nothing else changed.


    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    Also, we don't even use that many minutes, we are never close to 1400 minutes, are all Verizon plans now unlimited minutes & text?
    All of the Share Everything plans are, but you would not be switching to those. You would keep your family share plan but your data would drop down to 6GB from unlimited data for the same price and you would be allowed to use your upgrades.

    So drop your minutes to 700 but keep in mind, at 700 minutes, no friends and family.

    As for the amount of data you use, the Droid X2 is a 3G phone, and it is pretty hard to use much data on 3G due to the slow speed of Verizon's 3G network. So you can't compare what someone used on 3G to what they will use on 4G LTE.

    Also, none of us can predict what future technology/apps will do to our desire to consume data. I think of my efforts to hang onto unlimited data as future proofing my data costs.

    And 14GB is a heck of a lot of data that 1 month. Were you streaming video or music or tethering? Quite frankly, you use way more data than I do and I would not give up my unlimited data if for no other reason than I hate having to check to see if I am getting close to my limit.
  9. #2159  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    1) Put the ghost ESN on the new line (Line 3); or
    2) Pay the ETF + activation fee and cancel the new line (Line 3) after you are done with the upgrades.
    Dumb question. Using that ghost ESN, do I still need to buy a basic phone? If I do need a basic phone why cant I just buy it off VZW.com, I see phones for $0 with 2yr contract?
  10. #2160  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    Dumb question. Using that ghost ESN, do I still need to buy a basic phone?
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    If I do need a basic phone why cant I just buy it off VZW.com, I see phones for $0 with 2yr contract?
    Because it makes no financial sense to do that. Here I will do the math, but again, I have mentioned the fact that you can get 3 subsidized phones and sell one to recoup the cost of the added line so that it is FREE several times.

    If you get a $0 basic phone, the cost of the added line (Line 3) is $9.99 + taxes/fees x 24 months + $36 activation fee. Where I live, that is $312 + $36 = $348.

    If you do it my way and buy a used basic phone for $20 and get an extra iPhone 5s to sell from best buy for $125, they are selling for $610-$650 on swappa.com now. Where I live you don't pay tax on the full value of the phone like in California, so where I live at best buy I could get a new iPhone for $132.50 + $36 activation fee = about $170. Add in the $20 for the basic phone and the cost is $190.

    Assume I could only sell the extra iPhone 5s for $610. The swappa fee is $10, paypal fees are $18 and to ship signature required and insured, about $20 depending how far away you are shipping to. So after paypal fees, swappa fees and shipping fees, I net about $560. Then I paid $190 for it, the activation fee and the basic phone so I net $370. But the added line only costs me $348 for 2 years, so I actually made about $20 by doing it this way.

    If you sell the extra iPhone 5s on craig's list, you may be able to do even better because no swappa, paypal or shipping fees.

    So which makes more sense to you - to get a free basic phone but pay $350 for the next 2 years for the added line or to get a used basic phone and an extra iPhone 5s and earn enough by selling the extra iPhone 5s to pay for the cost of the added line for 2 years and actually make an additional $20 off the deal as well as having a FREE added line with a basic phone on it?

    And you can still do it my way and get an extra iPhone 5s and use the ghost ESN instead of buying a used basic phone. Then you would make $40, but of course, you don't have a spare basic phone to use.
  11. #2161  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    ghost ESN = 13800000400.
    Just a reminder - never, ever put the ghost ESN on a line with unlimited data - YOU WILL LOSE UNLIMITED DATA and may not be able to get it back.
  12. #2162  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    No.

    Because it makes no financial sense to do that. Here I will do the math, but again, I have mentioned the fact that you can get 3 subsidized phones and sell one to recoup the cost of the added line so that it is FREE several times.

    If you get a $0 basic phone, the cost of the added line (Line 3) is $9.99 + taxes/fees x 24 months + $36 activation fee. Where I live, that is $312 + $36 = $348.

    If you do it my way and buy a used basic phone for $20 and get an extra iPhone 5s to sell from best buy for $125, they are selling for $610-$650 on swappa.com now. Where I live you don't pay tax on the full value of the phone like in California, so where I live at best buy I could get a new iPhone for $132.50 + $36 activation fee = about $170. Add in the $20 for the basic phone and the cost is $190.

    Assume I could only sell the extra iPhone 5s for $610. The swappa fee is $10, paypal fees are $18 and to ship signature required and insured, about $20 depending how far away you are shipping to. So after paypal fees, swappa fees and shipping fees, I net about $560. Then I paid $190 for it, the activation fee and the basic phone so I net $370. But the added line only costs me $348 for 2 years, so I actually made about $20 by doing it this way.

    If you sell the extra iPhone 5s on craig's list, you may be able to do even better because no swappa, paypal or shipping fees.

    So which makes more sense to you - to get a free basic phone but pay $350 for the next 2 years for the added line or to get a used basic phone and an extra iPhone 5s and earn enough by selling the extra iPhone 5s to pay for the cost of the added line for 2 years and actually make an additional $20 off the deal as well as having a FREE added line with a basic phone on it?

    And you can still do it my way and get an extra iPhone 5s and use the ghost ESN instead of buying a used basic phone. Then you would make $40, but of course, you don't have a spare basic phone to use.
    Ok, I understand the basic phone idea. Where does the 3rd iPhone come in? Are you saying once I add the basic phone I get an immediate upgrade? Then I just purchase the 3rd iPhone at the upgrade price. Once I get it I can sell it for a couple $100 and use that money to pay the $9.99/month for basic line? I'm just confused on how I purchase the 3rd iPhone? I know I get 2 new iPhone's b/c I'll be upgrading my current phones to them but don't understand how I get the 3rd iPhone at the 2yr price? And again this all optional right?
  13. #2163  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    Ok, I understand the basic phone idea. Where does the 3rd iPhone come in? Are you saying once I add the basic phone I get an immediate upgrade?
    You are not adding a basic phone. You are buying a basic phone off of ebay or craig's list to use in this process.

    When you add a line, you can buy a subsidized iPhone for that line - that is always the case when you add a line. You also have 2 upgrades on your unlimited data lines to get 2 more subsidized iPhones. So the new line gets a subsidized iPhone and the 2 unlimited data lines get subsidized iPhones - that is 3 subsidized iPhones.

    Keep in mind this only works if you buy through Best Buy, Costco and Verizon as all of the other 3rd party retailers will charge you $400 if you downgrade the data plan before 181 days.

    Here is what you do:

    Go to best buy tomorrow and have them add a line to your account and when you do, pick the 32GB iPhone 5s in the color that you want for your phone and the 2GB data plan. That will cost you $225 + tax + $36 activation fee. They will activate it for you on the new line. Don't wait to do this because I don't know how long this price will last.

    Then when you get home do this:

    1) put the ghost ESN on the new line (Line 3) by logging onto Verizon, click switch/activate device, select the new line (Line 3), click activate a device not on your account before, input the ghost ESN, then follow directions
    DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF PUTTING THE GHOST ESN ON YOUR UNLIMITED DATA LINE - YOU WILL LOSE UNLIMITED DATA IF YOU MAKE THAT MISTAKE.; and

    2) then click switch/activate device, select your current line, click activate a device that has been on your account before, select the new iPhone 5s, input the SIM card number of the SIM card in the iPhone 5s when prompted (you will need a paper clip to remove the SIM card to read it and glasses to read the number unless you have very good eyesight) and otherwise follow directions.

    At this point you will have the ghost ESN on the new line (Line 3) and you will have an iPhone 5s on your current line. Double check that the 2GB data plan dropped off of the new line (Line 3) but if it didn't, block data on the new line (Line 3).

    After you have done that, come back here and we can walk you through the rest of what you need to do to complete the process.


    Quote Originally Posted by drpepsi View Post
    I'm just confused on how I purchase the 3rd iPhone? I know I get 2 new iPhone's b/c I'll be upgrading my current phones to them but don't understand how I get the 3rd iPhone at the 2yr price?
    You have 2 unlimited data lines eligible for an upgrade now that = 2 subsidized iPhones. When you add a new line you get to pick whatever phone you want at the subsidized price because you are signing a new 2 year contract. THAT is the 3rd iPhone.

    ETA - I forgot you want the 32GB iPhone 5s, that is going for $225 at best buy right now so I edited the price. It is the best price around right now so go tomorrow if you can.
  14. #2164  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    I am in desperate need of your expertise with keeping my unlimited data on my accounts.

    I have tried to do the transfer upgrade and order the phone for instore pickup. The store is refusing to let me pick up the phone (because they know I want to keep my unlimited data).

    So far I have spent 3 days and 12+ hours with customer care to try to figure this out. It still isn't working--they keep saying it will kill my unlimited data on the line I transferred the upgrade from.

    So this is what I tried:

    1. I added a new dumb phone line, bringing my own equipment (an old samsung flip phone aka dumbphone). I used the subsidy on that phone to get a new iPhone 5s at best buy on 12/23. That went ok.
    2. I activated the new iphone 5s on the dumbphone line and then reactivated my dumbphone on that flip line, freeing up the 5s to go to whatever line I want.
    3. I then go to transfer one of my upgrades from one of my 5 unlimited lines back to the dumbphone line to use the loophole.
    3. I selected to pickup in store, because I want to do this process 4 times over so I am left with 5 new iphones and all my unlimited data intact.
    4. Store manager refuses to hand over my phone that was ordered thru MyVerizon.
    5. Go to another store, they also refuse when I mention transferring my upgrade.

    I want to get this figured out--ideally I get 5 new iPhone 5s' all with intact unlimited data and the basic flip phone by itself (since I have a fully loaded family share plan already).

    I understand the process exactly, but 2 stores so far refuse to even sell me the phones because they figured out I want to keep my unlimited data. Anyone have any good reps in the Minneapolis/St. Paul MN area that could get this done for me in person? I would be eternally grateful!

    Any other suggestions? I know I could do it one at a time and wait for each phone to be shipped to me, but that seems time consuming.

    Thanks! Feel free to pm me or respond

    Merry Xmas! Happy Holidays!
  15. #2165  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by jbj79 View Post
    I am in desperate need of your expertise with keeping my unlimited data on my accounts.

    I have tried to do the transfer upgrade and order the phone for instore pickup. The store is refusing to let me pick up the phone (because they know I want to keep my unlimited data).

    So far I have spent 3 days and 12+ hours with customer care to try to figure this out. It still isn't working--they keep saying it will kill my unlimited data on the line I transferred the upgrade from.

    So this is what I tried:

    1. I added a new dumb phone line, bringing my own equipment (an old samsung flip phone aka dumbphone). I used the subsidy on that phone to get a new iPhone 5s at best buy on 12/23. That went ok.
    2. I activated the new iphone 5s on the dumbphone line and then reactivated my dumbphone on that flip line, freeing up the 5s to go to whatever line I want.
    3. I then go to transfer one of my upgrades from one of my 5 unlimited lines back to the dumbphone line to use the loophole.
    3. I selected to pickup in store, because I want to do this process 4 times over so I am left with 5 new iphones and all my unlimited data intact.
    4. Store manager refuses to hand over my phone that was ordered thru MyVerizon.
    5. Go to another store, they also refuse when I mention transferring my upgrade.

    I want to get this figured out--ideally I get 5 new iPhone 5s' all with intact unlimited data and the basic flip phone by itself (since I have a fully loaded family share plan already).

    I understand the process exactly, but 2 stores so far refuse to even sell me the phones because they figured out I want to keep my unlimited data. Anyone have any good reps in the Minneapolis/St. Paul MN area that could get this done for me in person? I would be eternally grateful!

    Any other suggestions? I know I could do it one at a time and wait for each phone to be shipped to me, but that seems time consuming.

    Thanks! Feel free to pm me or respond

    Merry Xmas! Happy Holidays!
    getting out done in store is a major ymmv as you have found out. Best method would be to have it shipped to you, so you bypass the reps.


    Other option is to just do Instore pickup but don't mention anything about unlimited data or transferring upgrade. Ymmv, and verizon may screw up your account Inc store rep may screw up your account, so I wouldn't recommended out, but if you insist on doing it on store then it is an option.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
  16. #2166  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    getting out done in store is a major ymmv as you have found out. Best method would be to have it shipped to you, so you bypass the reps.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    Does anyone (or you) know how Best Buy is able to transfer upgrades? On this thread some people have mentioned having Best But do the transferring and everything working. The best buy I was is couldn't do that. Or did they just not know how?

    Anyway to get this done all at once? Otherwise I gotta wait for 4 phones to come in the mail to get this done. Time is of the essence as I leave January 4th so it all needs to be done before then.

    Any ideas!
  17. #2167  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by jbj79 View Post
    they keep saying it will kill my unlimited data on the line I transferred the upgrade from.
    No it won't if you actually did a transfer of the upgrade to a non-unlimited data line, purchased the phone on the non-unlimited data line AND then activate on that non-unlimited data line first.

    Stop going thru the stores. At my store, they are complete aholes. They will try to screw anyone trying to keep unlimited data. Sounds like you have aholes at your store, too. Nothing anyone can do about that.

    Try Best Buy or Costco.
  18. #2168  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by jbj79 View Post
    Does anyone (or you) know how Best Buy is able to transfer upgrades?
    Yeah, you go into best buy and say I want to transfer my upgrade to another line and upgrade on that line. Then double check that when they activate the phone the phone is activated on the non-unlimited data line.


    Quote Originally Posted by jbj79 View Post
    On this thread some people have mentioned having Best But do the transferring and everything working. The best buy I was is couldn't do that. Or did they just not know how?
    They asked me for my account password and then they were logged into my account. I told them to transfer the upgrade. They knew how to do it.


    Quote Originally Posted by jbj79 View Post
    Anyway to get this done all at once? Otherwise I gotta wait for 4 phones to come in the mail to get this done. Time is of the essence as I leave January 4th so it all needs to be done before then.
    No way to get it all done at once because you can only have one upgrade on a line at a time. You have to activate the phone to extinguish the upgrade and then transfer another upgrade and repeat.
  19. #2169  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    No it won't if you actually did a transfer of the upgrade to a non-unlimited data line, purchased the phone on the non-unlimited data line AND then activate on that non-unlimited data line first.

    Stop going thru the stores. At my store, they are complete aholes. They will try to screw anyone trying to keep unlimited data. Sounds like you have aholes at your store, too. Nothing anyone can do about that.

    Try Best Buy or Costco.
    They are complete aholes! Do u know how to have Best Buy be able to transfer upgrades? I want iPhone 5s' so can't do Costco. As much as I want to do it at Costco-I love that place! No apple devices at all tho

    Please give me a way to do the rest at Best Buy!
  20. #2170  

    Default [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    Yeah, you go into best buy and say I want to transfer my upgrade to another line and upgrade on that line. Then double check that when they activate the phone the phone is activated on the non-unlimited data line.


    They asked me for my account password and then they were logged into my account. I told them to transfer the upgrade. They knew how to do it.
    Did you see their system's screen when they transferred your upgrades? My best buy rep couldn't figure it out. Said she couldn't. Any more guidance to tell them so they know how to do it? Or just try to find a knowledgable best buy rep to do it?

    Thanks!
  21. #2171  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by jbj79 View Post
    Do u know how to have Best Buy be able to transfer upgrades?
    I just told the guy to do it. He needed my account passcode and then did it. Once he got into my account, he could do it. He needs to be logged into your account as best I could tell.

    Keep in mind that when you switch the basic phone back onto the new line, Best Buy loses their commission from Verizon so don't expect Best Buy to help you with that part. You are not going to be able to do this all at once at Best Buy for multiple phones. They will figure out that what you are doing is resulting in them losing their commission.
  22. #2172  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I just told the guy to do it. He needed my account passcode and then did it. Once he got into my account, he could do it. He needs to be logged into your account as best I could tell.

    Keep in mind that when you switch the basic phone back onto the new line, Best Buy loses their commission from Verizon so don't expect Best Buy to help you with that part. You are not going to be able to do this all at once at Best Buy for multiple phones. They will figure out that what you are doing is resulting in them losing their commission.
    Ah I see. What do you suggest I do from here on out? Do 1 more at Best Buy? Or try to do 4 more there and hope they don't know they r losing their commissions? I don't want them to lose out, but I want to get this done and keep my unlimited data.

    Thanks for the advice.
  23. #2173  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by jbj79 View Post
    Did you see their system's screen when they transferred your upgrades?
    no, my guy knew how to do it.
  24. #2174  
    DayThyme's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,083 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,202 Global Posts

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by jbj79 View Post
    Ah I see. What do you suggest I do from here on out? Do 1 more at Best Buy?
    I have 3 best buys in my town, so I could make the rounds if I had to. Try to find a Best buy where they know how to transfer upgrades and then ask them what they are doing so that when you go to another one, you can educate the sales people.


    Quote Originally Posted by jbj79 View Post
    I don't want them to lose out, but I want to get this done and keep my unlimited data.
    Unlike the Verizon stores, the best buy SAs aren't paid on commission so the person you are dealing with isn't losing pay. But the company is losing a commission and the manager wouldn't like it if the SAs are doing multiples of these at once so you aren't likely to get it done all at once at one store.
  25. #2175  

    Default Re: [Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    I have 3 best buys in my town, so I could make the rounds if I had to. Try to find a Best buy where they know how to transfer upgrades and then ask them what they are doing so that when you go to another one, you can educate the sales people.


    Unlike the Verizon stores, the best buy SAs aren't paid on commission so the person you are dealing with isn't losing pay. But the company is losing a commission and the manager wouldn't like it if the SAs are doing multiples of these at once so you aren't likely to get it done all at once at one store.
    Ok that makes sense. I'll call tomorrow and see if someone at the best buy store knows how to actually transfer upgrades.

    I actually have 1 iPhone being delivered tomorrow from customer service that was done as an alternate upgrade over the phone. Any knowledge if this will keep unlimited data as long as I activate it on my dumb line first?

    Or does it have to be on the my verizon web system or in store? All the verizon reps are adamant I will lose unlimited data. I just don't want that to happen.
Page 87 of 414 FirstFirst ... 84858687888990 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Getting unlimited Data on Verizon.........Its a GO!
    By Terrigno in forum Droid Charge Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-31-2015, 01:51 PM
  2. no more unlimited data on verizon
    By scottguest11 in forum Verizon HTC Thunderbolt
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 07-31-2015, 01:20 PM
  3. So, do I HAVE to pre-order the Galaxy S3 to keep unlimited data?
    By HollowVip3r in forum Verizon Galaxy S3
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-20-2012, 07:53 PM
  4. Purchased Thunderbolt during Launch, how to keep unlimited date?
    By funguy123us in forum Verizon HTC Thunderbolt
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 06-13-2012, 06:46 PM
  5. How to enable multi touch on Verizon Droid
    By keith.randy in forum Motorola Droid
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 01-22-2010, 02:24 PM

Posting Permissions