02-12-2013 03:25 PM
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  1. GregMargie's Avatar

    a while ago when adding mhs would give you unlimited unthrottled 4glte. If you asked to switch to unlimited unthrottled 4glte, they would say no for sure. But ask for mhs, and they may switch you to unlimited unthrottled 4glte. I did this for a friend of mine and my friend still has unlimited unthrottled 4glte.
    What is 'mhs'?



    Sent from my Thunderbolt. Hoping to be a Galaxy Note ll owner Soon!
    02-09-2013 10:49 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    What is 'mhs'?



    Sent from my Thunderbolt. Hoping to be a Galaxy Note ll owner Soon!
    Mobile hot spot

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note II
    02-09-2013 01:58 PM
  3. marie727's Avatar
    Awesome!!!!!! Have fun with ya new toy..

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    02-09-2013 02:03 PM
  4. GregMargie's Avatar
    Mobile hot spot

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note II
    Um duh! So silly of me not to know that!

    Sent from my Thunderbolt. Hoping to be a Galaxy Note ll owner Soon!
    02-09-2013 02:08 PM
  5. GregMargie's Avatar
    I asked at my local Best Buy and was told it was no longer possible to do that kind of switch. When I mentioned that I hear of people doing it all the time he said when he calls Verizon they tell him that the customer will loose their unlimited data. I left Best Buy and stopped at my local Go Wireless store and they did the switch no problem so I still have my unlimited data. I have a feeling that it just depends on which Best Buy you go to.

    I just picked up my N2 four days ago and am in heaven! My last three phones have been the BB Storm, Storm 2 and the HTC Thunderbolt. I'm finally happy with my purchase.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    Ugh, complete bs. You only lose unlimited unthrottled 4glte on the line that the upgrade was used, yu can move the phone to another line without affecting the unlimited unthrottled 4glte. I upgraded at best buy and told the csr what I was doing, he switched sims from my old gs3 to the note 2 no problems. My line still shows unlimited unthrottled 4glte.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note II
    So I just went to Best Buy told the girl exactly what I wanted to do....."transfer upgrade from unlimited line to Dumb line, activate new phone, then move new phone to unlimited line!' She said, ok great, I know exactly what to do so you can keep unlimited on your line. Then she proceeded to do it and said, my Best Buy screen is showing that is an "Alternative Upgrade" and if we move the new phone back to the unlimited line you will LOSE your unlimited data! She Tried everything including calling thier Best Buy help line and asking 3 other people there! They all said the same! I asked if I went home and did the upgrade transfer online at vzw myself and then moved the phone once I got it activated on the dumb line.....she said the same thing.....it would remove my unlimited data!! So aggravating!


    Sent from my Thunderbolt. Hoping to be a Galaxy Note ll owner Soon!
    02-09-2013 05:46 PM
  6. 1812dave's Avatar
    This is what I thought too! I know a lot of people have said that Best Buy CAN Transfer an unlimited upgrade to a DUMB line that has no data, therefore no data to lose, activate new GN2 then put dumb phone back on and move the new GN2 to the unlimited line after doing a new sim card! Hence not making any changes to the unlimited line!

    I did an online chat at VZW laying out this scenario and they said YES they could even do it, I said can a corporate store do it, online rep said Yes, absolutely! Went to corporate store with printed chat in hand and they said NO that is Fraud and we could lose our jobs! OMG! They were nasty! They even went so far as to tell me, I Couldn't transfer an upgrade! Made me feel like I was a thief! I said, well I have the online 'Transfer Upgrade' tool so it.does allow me to transfer the upgrade....manager replies, well its different obline, and when you move the new phone back to your line YOUR UNLIMITED will drop off! I know they can't control someone swapping phones between thier own lines. What a mess that would be!

    Sent from my Thunderbolt. Hoping to be a Galaxy Note ll owner Soon!
    I wanted to keep my unlimited data. i didn't want to spend $700 for a Note. At the Verizon store, the saleslady said she'd sell me the phone for $299, set up a new line ($9.99/mo) and immediately transfer my phone number to the new Note. She did all that... A week later I did an ETF on that phone line to save the $17 (with tax) per month that the extra line would cost me for two years. Still got my unlimited data, and save a bit of money. It was a bit more of a hassle than just buying the phone outright, so when my wife decided she wanted a Note also, I just bought it outright..
    02-09-2013 06:26 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    So I just went to Best Buy told the girl exactly what I wanted to do....."transfer upgrade from unlimited line to Dumb line, activate new phone, then move new phone to unlimited line!' She said, ok great, I know exactly what to do so you can keep unlimited on your line. Then she proceeded to do it and said, my Best Buy screen is showing that is an "Alternative Upgrade" and if we move the new phone back to the unlimited line you will LOSE your unlimited data! She Tried everything including calling thier Best Buy help line and asking 3 other people there! They all said the same! I asked if I went home and did the upgrade transfer online at vzw myself and then moved the phone once I got it activated on the dumb line.....she said the same thing.....it would remove my unlimited data!! So aggravating!


    Sent from my Thunderbolt. Hoping to be a Galaxy Note ll owner Soon!
    Unfortunately, the Verizon system doesn't officially support alternative upgrade, i. E. Transferring upgrade from one line to another. This is so that you don't transfer the upgrade from an unlimited data line to another line that doesn't have unlimited data, imo.

    The option is to upgrade the line, then transfer the sim over to the new phone. If you have a dumb phone, simply activate the dumb phone or a phantom line.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note II
    02-09-2013 06:43 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    I wanted to keep my unlimited data. i didn't want to spend $700 for a Note. At the Verizon store, the saleslady said she'd sell me the phone for $299, set up a new line ($9.99/mo) and immediately transfer my phone number to the new Note. She did all that... A week later I did an ETF on that phone line to save the $17 (with tax) per month that the extra line would cost me for two years. Still got my unlimited data, and save a bit of money. It was a bit more of a hassle than just buying the phone outright, so when my wife decided she wanted a Note also, I just bought it outright..
    You would be better off pm to amazon for $150 and buy at best buy,then pay etf. You would have saved $150. Or sign up at bb, then pm tomorrow to get the $50 gc and the phone at $150

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note II
    02-09-2013 06:45 PM
  9. mike7728's Avatar
    Does Best Buy have the same type of TOS policy like Amazon that you have to keep the phone you purchase on the line you buy it on for 181 days?

    If not........

    Can Best Buy transfer an uprade to a dumb line, purchase/activate new GN2, then move the phone to an unlimited line line?

    Sent from my Thunderbolt. Hoping to be a Galaxy Note ll owner Soon!
    they transferred a upgrade for me last night.

    sent from my SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2
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    02-10-2013 02:21 PM
  10. knowlivelove516's Avatar
    Getting the N2 this week! These forums have been great preparation 😊
    02-10-2013 06:40 PM
  11. GregMargie's Avatar
    they transferred a upgrade for me last night.

    sent from my SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2
    Did you transfer an unlimited upgrade to a dumb basic line and then move the phone to unlimited?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    02-10-2013 08:15 PM
  12. willlayb's Avatar
    no one seems to understand that if you have a dummy line, one without data that you are just using for upgrades, you can transfer your other line's upgrades to that also. just upgrade that line and leave the store. move the phone onto the phone line you want it on then cancel data on the dummy line. its not that hard. verizon will switch the upgrade to that line also, apparently you people have no idea how to do that.
    02-11-2013 05:46 PM
  13. MaxBuck's Avatar
    Unfortunately, the Verizon system doesn't officially support alternative upgrade, i. E. Transferring upgrade from one line to another.
    Yes, Verizon does support this. Not sure why you thought it does not. That's how most of us have retained unlimited data.
    02-11-2013 08:25 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes, Verizon does support this. Not sure why you thought it does not. That's how most of us have retained unlimited data.
    I have never been able to do it even before the whole not being able to keep unlimited data after upgrading a line. I always had to upgrade the specific line that the upgrade was available on, then afterwards move the phone to my line.

    Just to clarify, if line one has unlimited data and an upgrade available, and line 2 was a dumb phone line without an upgrade available, you can not move the upgrade from line 1 to line 2, to keep unlimited data, Or at least i was never able to.

    What i could do, is if line 1 has unlimited data, but line 2 is a dumb phone with an upgrade available, then I could upgrade line 2 then push the phone to line 1 and keep unlimited data.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note II
    02-11-2013 09:31 PM
  15. MaxBuck's Avatar
    Just to clarify, if line one has unlimited data and an upgrade available, and line 2 was a dumb phone line without an upgrade available, you can not move the upgrade from line 1 to line 2, to keep unlimited data
    There's even a way on the Verizon customer website to transfer upgrades from one line to another, so I remain confused by your posts. The following can be found on my customer page when I click on "Upgrade My Device:"

    Which devices would you like to upgrade?
    Select

    614-xxx-xxxx
    LG Chocolate 3 in Black
    Upgrade Available on 02/09/13

    Upgrade at a discounted price

    Transfer Upgrade
    I'd be flabbergasted if you cannot do the same, assuming both your phones are on a family shared plan of some sort.
    02-12-2013 03:25 PM
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