09-30-2016 09:13 AM
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  1. Phillip Pugh's Avatar
    I've got a unique situation where I took advantage of a loophole in order to retain my unlimited data. And for those that still have UDP (you know what I'm talking about) losing it is unacceptable. If you're not familiar with this, Google the Slickdeals mega thread (almost 1800 pages) on how to keep your unlimited data. Well anyways, apparently to exchange thru Best Buy for the recall, they have to return the unit and restore your upgrade (while calling VZ to do this) and then rebuy. And so Verizon would see that I used a workaround to retain my UDP, and then will remove it. If Best Buy had just done an equipment exchange without getting Verizon involved, I would be good. But that's not the case unfortunately.

    So... I think I'm just going to keep my original Note 7. It works great. I understand there is a risk of implosion, but Samsung did say that it's only what, 0.1% affected? And I do understand that Samsung may also gimp the battery to 60%. That hasn't happened here in the US yet. Hopefully it doesn't. And I know my phone's resale value is pretty much nothing as a result of it being a recall phone. But maybe sometime down the line I might be able to exchange it for a brand new one (when I move onto to another phone) if the recall is still in effect. Who knows.

    So.... I think I'm just going to have to CHARGE IT TO THE GAME.
    Dude turn it in . We've all decided it's the best way to put this lil issue behind us and to get the FAA warnings lifted just do it
    09-25-2016 03:24 PM
  2. Allnicksgone's Avatar
    I don't get the attraction.u pay an extra 30 a month to have subsidized phone then another what 36 a month to pay for the phone? Wouldn't it be much cheaper to pay full price up front with a charge card?
    No. The full price of the phone for me was $299, which I paid for upfront. My monthly bill is still the same as before I got the Note 7.
    09-25-2016 03:38 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    No. The full price of the phone for me was $299, which I paid for upfront. My monthly bill is still the same as before I got the Note 7.
    The same as your last 2 year subsidized plan right?
    09-25-2016 03:43 PM
  4. rushmore's Avatar
    What subsidized price? When your device goes off contract your line cost drops $20 and that goes back on with a two year. All the two year does is stick you with a two year contract and $480 more on the phone bill.

    No telling how many hundreds of millions they make with some folks not realizing this.
    09-25-2016 03:49 PM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    What subsidized price? When your device goes off contract your line cost drops $20. All the two year does is stick you with a two year contract and $480 more on the phone bill.
    Thank you. I've been trying tonexplain that.
    09-25-2016 03:50 PM
  6. rushmore's Avatar
    Thank you. I've been trying tonexplain that.
    I added more to the note since some folks seem to not get this
    09-25-2016 03:51 PM
  7. recDNA's Avatar
    I added more to the note since some folks seem to not get this
    But (480 + 299) < 896
    09-25-2016 03:54 PM
  8. Allnicksgone's Avatar
    The same as your last 2 year subsidized plan right?


    My monthly bill that should remain the same for next 2 years.

    Oops, plus this part.



    Then there's a $9.99 fee for my wife's basic phone, plus more taxes. Total of around $130 per month.
    09-25-2016 04:13 PM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    Yup. My plan is very similar. Just 500 min instead of 700 but my wife has subsidized 2gb plan and she pays more. You finagled the bagel. Congrats. We just did what VZW would do at store.

    I would have thought your wife's plan would go up $20.
    09-25-2016 04:31 PM
  10. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    What subsidized price? When your device goes off contract your line cost drops $20 and that goes back on with a two year. All the two year does is stick you with a two year contract and $480 more on the phone bill.

    No telling how many hundreds of millions they make with some folks not realizing this.
    We don't pay the $20 a month on contract phone till the phone is paid off. Contract price we pay a flat price $299 for the note 7, no other charges.

    We are on grandfathered plans that are priced different then the device payment plans. And most of us on these plans also have unlimited data, not available on DPP, or edge.
    09-25-2016 04:45 PM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    We don't pay the $20 a month on contract phone till the phone is paid off. Contract price we pay a flat price $299 for the note 7, no other charges.

    We are on grandfathered plans that are priced different then the device payment plans. And most of us on these plans also have unlimited data, not available on DPP, or edge.
    They wouldn't let me do subsidized with udp.
    09-25-2016 04:46 PM
  12. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    They wouldn't let me do subsidized with udp.
    That part gets complicated. I am typing you this on my note 7 on my unlimited data line. There's ways, you have to get creative
    09-25-2016 04:47 PM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    That part gets complicated. I am typing you this on my note 7 on my unlimited data line. There's ways, you have to get creative
    I remember the old thread about it but my wife doesn't have an upgrade and my phone uses dif sized sim.

    That thread and reddit thread also said old method no longer works.

    You did well my friend. Glad somebody getting the better of big red.
    09-25-2016 04:49 PM
  14. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I remember the old thread about it but my wife doesn't have an upgrade and my phone uses dif sized sim.
    Yeah, I don't get to use it all the time. I have 8 lines, 4 with unlimited data, so it gets fun juggling lines around to get upgraded for the unlimited data lines. Verizon usually gives up trying to figure out what line a phone was upgraded on my account.
    09-25-2016 04:52 PM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    Yeah, I don't get to use it all the time. I have 8 lines, 4 with unlimited data, so it gets fun juggling lines around to get upgraded for the unlimited data lines. Verizon usually gives up trying to figure out what line a phone was upgraded on my account.
    LOL
    09-25-2016 04:53 PM
  16. Allnicksgone's Avatar
    What subsidized price? When your device goes off contract your line cost drops $20 and that goes back on with a two year. All the two year does is stick you with a two year contract and $480 more on the phone bill.

    No telling how many hundreds of millions they make with some folks not realizing this.
    I renewed my contract in 2013 with my Note 3. Last year when my contract ran out, my cost did not drop.

    When I started another 2 year contract with this note 7, my monthly cost did not go up.

    I pay the same as I would have if I would have never upgraded and kept using the Note 3, except for the $299 cost to buy the Note 7.
    09-25-2016 04:54 PM
  17. lions_lair99's Avatar
    I've got a unique situation where I took advantage of a loophole in order to retain my unlimited data. And for those that still have UDP (you know what I'm talking about) losing it is unacceptable. If you're not familiar with this, Google the Slickdeals mega thread (almost 1800 pages) on how to keep your unlimited data. Well anyways, apparently to exchange thru Best Buy for the recall, they have to return the unit and restore your upgrade (while calling VZ to do this) and then rebuy. And so Verizon would see that I used a workaround to retain my UDP, and then will remove it. If Best Buy had just done an equipment exchange without getting Verizon involved, I would be good. But that's not the case unfortunately.

    So... I think I'm just going to keep my original Note 7. It works great. I understand there is a risk of implosion, but Samsung did say that it's only what, 0.1% affected? And I do understand that Samsung may also gimp the battery to 60%. That hasn't happened here in the US yet. Hopefully it doesn't. And I know my phone's resale value is pretty much nothing as a result of it being a recall phone. But maybe sometime down the line I might be able to exchange it for a brand new one (when I move onto to another phone) if the recall is still in effect. Who knows.

    So.... I think I'm just going to have to CHARGE IT TO THE GAME.
    Just get one of the new batteries, and have it changed out...
    09-25-2016 07:17 PM
  18. bk41794's Avatar
    I exchanged mine and I recommend the same. Not really because of the super small fire risk but because of the rare event that it would happen you would probably be given a used or refurbished phone. And the recall ends the 30th of this month and after that you're basically sol
    09-25-2016 09:16 PM
  19. Rob.G's Avatar
    This is a great example of how people think they know SO much better than others, and that their way is, of course, the only right one. It pisses me off to no end

    It's no different than the loser here in my office who FREAKED OUT (literally) when he found out I had one of the early Note 7s and that I sat about 6' from him and DEMANDED that it be removed from the building immediately. Even if the thing had popped it would have done NO harm to him at all. Worst case I might have gotten burned. I was aware of the situation and was willing to take the risk, and would have only had the thing another week anyway. But no, Mr. Know It All and his Emotions-Over-Facts mentality had to take precedence.

    People wonder why personal responsibility doesn't exist anymore, and a big reason is because everybody else thinks they know better and won't allow people to actually exercise it.

    So to everybody going nuts over him keeping his phone, get over yourselves. It's his choice.
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    09-26-2016 02:44 PM
  20. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    You're 100% correct that it's his choice.

    Just as it's 100% our choice to comment on how the choice he is making is a foolish one. He doesn't have to care what we think, and no one else does either. I don't personally care one bit whether or not he chooses to take the risk. Except for the off chance that there's a problem and the whole media frenzy is renewed because he decided to keep the defective Note. I will however, comment my opinion and state that I don't think even a 0.00000001% chance is worth my family's safety or that of my personal belongings. Especially when it's a complete unnecessary risk, as there's plenty of replacement units available.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    09-26-2016 03:29 PM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    Public safety issue, or nah?
    09-26-2016 03:31 PM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    Friendly reminder that we debate issues, not people and trolling isn't fun. Thanks!
    09-26-2016 04:54 PM
  23. hyperx's Avatar
    Its might be true in near future
    09-29-2016 02:37 PM
  24. exdrinker's Avatar
    You're 100% correct that it's his choice.

    Just as it's 100% our choice to comment on how the choice he is making is a foolish one. He doesn't have to care what we think, and no one else does either. I don't personally care one bit whether or not he chooses to take the risk. Except for the off chance that there's a problem and the whole media frenzy is renewed because he decided to keep the defective Note. I will however, comment my opinion and state that I don't think even a 0.00000001% chance is worth my family's safety or that of my personal belongings. Especially when it's a complete unnecessary risk, as there's plenty of replacement units available.
    "I will however, comment my opinion and state that I don't think even a 0.00000001% chance is worth my family's safety or that of my personal belongings."

    Better not ever get in a car or on an airplane then. The odds of dying in these things is far higher than your threshold. House fires and lightning strikes are also more common.

    That being said, it is absolutely an immoral and willfully negligent decision to not replace the recalled phones.

    OP~Buy a new phone outright and return or destroy the old one.
    09-29-2016 05:10 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    "I will however, comment my opinion and state that I don't think even a 0.00000001% chance is worth my family's safety or that of my personal belongings."

    Better not ever get in a car or on an airplane then. The odds of dying in these things is far higher than your threshold. House fires and lightning strikes are also more common.

    That being said, it is absolutely an immoral and willfully negligent decision to not replace the recalled phones.

    OP~Buy a new phone outright and return or destroy the old one.
    While I get the point you were trying to make it is really hard to avoid airplanes or cars if you want to pretty much live and do things but you don't have to have a note 7 you can have many other phone choices in order to facilitate your needs so I think your comparison isn't exactly up to scale on what you were trying to say.
    LegalAmerican likes this.
    09-29-2016 05:31 PM
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