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    Default Verizon: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    So, my wife and I pay nearly $160 a month for our lines - we have had Galaxy Nexus phones for over two years now.

    Of course, I love Verizon's coverage, and would like to stay with them, but the price is just ridiculous. And I am also very put off by the fact that I have to pay a new fee if I upgrade to a new smartphone (on top of paying the couple hundred for the phone, loosing unlimited in the process, and being locked into a 2 year commitment).

    Here are my questions and the purpose of my post:
    For anyone who switched over to the month to month plan with Verizon - how is it? IS it that much cheaper? Do you have any data issues such as being throttled?

    I'm thinking of just buying a used S4 for my wife or something like that and going to this prepaid, but if it isn't that much cheaper it doesn't make sense as I would probably be better off just going in for another 2 year commitment and getting a subsidized phone.
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    Default Re: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    They are the same prices when you're on month to month. Service is the same as when you're on contract. You can't do prepaid with a 4G phone on Verizon. Do you know how much data you use?
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    Default Re: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    Quote Originally Posted by philosopherisdog View Post
    Of course, I love Verizon's coverage, and would like to stay with them, but the price is just ridiculous. And I am also very put off by the fact that I have to pay a new fee if I upgrade to a new smartphone (on top of paying the couple hundred for the phone, loosing unlimited in the process, and being locked into a 2 year commitment).
    You don't have to lose unlimited data if you upgrade. There are threads on this forum on how to do it. Here they are:

    Best Buy Online Method

    Add A Line Method

    With the Add a Line Method, you can use the extra subsidized phone you get with the new line to buy a subsidized iPhone and sell it to recoup the cost of the added line. Or you can use the extra subsidized phone to get an early upgrade for yourself when you are ready.
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    Default Re: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    I use around 3gb a month, sometimes more. My wife probably only uses 1gb per month.

    Not sure I'm interested in going through that rather convoluted process, although I'm sure some people find it useful. Maybe I'll check out the Best Buy method.
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    Default Re: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    Quote Originally Posted by philosopherisdog View Post
    I use around 3gb a month, sometimes more. My wife probably only uses 1gb per month.

    Not sure I'm interested in going through that rather convoluted process, although I'm sure some people find it useful. Maybe I'll check out the Best Buy method.
    The Best Buy method does not work on the Droid Maxx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Swan1 View Post
    You can't do prepaid with a 4G phone on Verizon.
    yeah, only 3G and Verizon's 3G speeds are awful.
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    Default Re: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    Verizon is still running the 6gb data plan for people grandfathered on the unlimited data plan.

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    Default Re: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezduzit View Post
    Verizon is still running the 6gb data plan for people grandfathered on the unlimited data plan.
    Read the fine print, though. If you ever upgrade again, you lose the 6GB of data and are knocked down to the 2GB plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozume View Post
    Read the fine print, though. If you ever upgrade again, you lose the 6GB of data and are knocked down to the 2GB plan.
    Not true, we've been upgrading customers who had the double your data promo a couple years back, once the activation is done we had to place a call in to verizon and the customer was put back on there original plan.

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    Default Re: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezduzit View Post
    Not true, we've been upgrading customers who had the double your data promo a couple years back, once the activation is done we had to place a call in to verizon and the customer was put back on there original plan.
    Is it in writing anywhere that the 6GB data for $30 will survive the next upgrade? They just started this promo so no one has done a second upgrade yet.

    I called as have many others here and asked about whether the 6GB for $30 would survive the next upgrade and was told no by verizon phone reps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozume View Post
    Is it in writing anywhere that the 6GB data for $30 will survive the next upgrade? They just started this promo so no one has done a second upgrade yet.

    I called as have many others here and asked about whether the 6GB for $30 would survive the next upgrade and was told no by verizon phone reps.
    It wasn't in writing, I knew about it because I have had success getting customers there old data plan back, this doesn't work for unlimited data only tiered data plans only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezduzit View Post
    It wasn't in writing, I knew about it because I have had success getting customers there old data plan back, this doesn't work for unlimited data only tiered data plans only.

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    This sounds like something you do for your customers though being nice... Not everyone will have someone that is willing to do that... So it isn't a safe bet for someone to bank on that.

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    Default Re: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezduzit View Post
    It wasn't in writing, I knew about it because I have had success getting customers there old data plan back, this doesn't work for unlimited data only tiered data plans only.
    The Verizon reps at my corporate store are a-holes. They would never do that.

    I guess you could try phone reps, who in my experience are nicer because of the phone surveys they do after a CS phone call. But I wouldn't risk it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    This sounds like something you do for your customers though being nice... Not everyone will have someone that is willing to do that... So it isn't a safe bet for someone to bank on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozume View Post
    The Verizon reps at my corporate store are a-holes. They would never do that.

    I guess you could try phone reps, who in my experience are nicer because of the phone surveys they do after a CS phone call. But I wouldn't risk it.
    Even if the reps want do this for you, you could always call into customer care, it takes a couple of days to process but the customer has always gotten there old plan back.

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    Default Re: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezduzit View Post
    Even if the reps want do this for you, you could always call into customer care, it takes a couple of days to process but the customer has always gotten there old plan back.
    That is the way it works today. Who knows whether it will work 2 years from now. And the CSR I spoke with on the phone said it would not survive the next upgrade, so at least the one I spoke with wouldn't know how to do it. Others here got the same answer when they called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozume View Post
    That is the way it works today. Who knows whether it will work 2 years from now.
    Very true

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    Default Re: Verizon: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    Agreed.. That's why I decided to not go to it, and just keep unlimited

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    Default Re: Verizon: Grandfathered unlimited customer here....

    Quote Originally Posted by HolyBuckeye View Post
    Agreed.. That's why I decided to not go to it, and just keep unlimited
    and so far, Verizon has never kicked someone off of UDP without them upgrading or otherwise switching themselves. Hopefully that will continue to last, but who knows.

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