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    Default Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    Hi, I need to open a new phone line for my son but he doesn't need a smart phone. Can I open the new line to use the bogo S5 deal? My wife wants the other phone. So my questions is can I open the line to get the second phone free and then switch to a basic phone that we have and keep the second S5 not connected? Is there a penalty getting rid of the new data plan?
    Thanks
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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    If you buy directly from Verizon or select third parties then you can do that. Add a line to get the s5 bogo then put a basic phone with no data on the new line. No penalty

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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    Great Thanks. Yes planning on order directly from verizon. My wife thinks it is to good of a deal that verizon won't let you do that. lol
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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    Yes you can do that. I have 3 basic lines and always upgrade to smartphones then put the dumb phone back on the line. If you are on the old family share plan then Verizon would automatically add a $10 data charge, but you can get rid of it by blocking data

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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    According to an online verizon rep. The new line would have to have the S5 active for 2 months to get the discount? Does this sound correct?
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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevetrocs View Post
    According to an online verizon rep. The new line would have to have the S5 active for 2 months to get the discount? Does this sound correct?
    Well they aren't going to charge you more than the purchase price. The terms don't mention having to have the s5 on that line. From what I can see, but there could be additional terms shown during checkout. Just read all the terms carefully before signing, and if no mention of having to keep the device on the line then you should be fine.



    Not the same issue, but my friend bought the iPhone free after $200 visa prepaid card last year . She moved the device to another line right away and still got the $200 visa prepaid card

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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    If you buy directly from Verizon or select third parties then you can do that.
    which select third parties allow this? the only one that I know of is Best Buy... would appreciate info on others...

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrierPigeon View Post
    which select third parties allow this? the only one that I know of is Best Buy... would appreciate info on others...

    Thanks!
    Costco, Verizon, and Best Buy are the only ones I am aware of.
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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by diesteldorf View Post
    Costco, Verizon, and Best Buy are the only ones I am aware of.
    are you sure about Costco? I shop there frequently.(at least twice a week because I have to drive past it daily) The mobile phone booth guy told me that I would be charged a fee if I take the smartphone off the line during the first 180 days. (i.e. swapping the SIM card with other smartphones on the same account) Or does it vary from Costco to Costco?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrierPigeon View Post
    are you sure about Costco? I shop there frequently.(at least twice a week because I have to drive past it daily) The mobile phone booth guy told me that I would be charged a fee if I take the smartphone off the line during the first 180 days. (i.e. swapping the SIM card with other smartphones on the same account) Or does it vary from Costco to Costco?

    Thanks!
    Policy may change at anytime but I bought from them a few years ago and no issue with Swapping to a basic phone

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    Default Re: Can I open a new line to get discounted price then switch to basic phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevetrocs View Post
    According to an online verizon rep. The new line would have to have the S5 active for 2 months to get the discount? Does this sound correct?
    100% incorrect.

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