05-25-2013 07:02 PM
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  1. kman74's Avatar
    I know the discussion on keeping unlimited data when upgrading has been discussed at length, buy I wanted to share my situation.

    My unlimited data, day-one release Tbolt has been ready for an upgrade for a while. Side note: We upgraded my wife's line back in January from dumb phone to Rezound on a 2GB plan.

    Here's where I think I screwed up. I pre-ordered the S4 on my Tbolt upgrade online using a 2GB plan because it wouldn't let me choose unlimited any longer. It just arrived yesterday, phone and new SIM. I haven't done anything so far in terms of activation.

    Is there any way (fingers crossed) to keep my unlimited plan on the Tbolt line with my new S4? Anything I could do with my wife's 2GB Rezound line to aid in the process of keeping my unlimited?

    Thanks in advance!


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    05-23-2013 04:15 PM
  2. phantomog's Avatar
    return the S4 you have now. make sure your line is intact and your unlimited data is still there. (this is very important and should NOT be taken for granted).

    re-order the S4 on your wife's line (via transferring the upgrade from you line).
    activate the new S4 on her line.
    re-activate the Rezond on her line.
    activate the S4 on your line.
    05-23-2013 04:41 PM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    I know the discussion on keeping unlimited data when upgrading has been discussed at length, buy I wanted to share my situation.

    My unlimited data, day-one release Tbolt has been ready for an upgrade for a while. Side note: We upgraded my wife's line back in January from dumb phone to Rezound on a 2GB plan.

    Here's where I think I screwed up. I pre-ordered the S4 on my Tbolt upgrade online using a 2GB plan because it wouldn't let me choose unlimited any longer. It just arrived yesterday, phone and new SIM. I haven't done anything so far in terms of activation.

    Is there any way (fingers crossed) to keep my unlimited plan on the Tbolt line with my new S4? Anything I could do with my wife's 2GB Rezound line to aid in the process of keeping my unlimited?

    Thanks in advance!


    Sent from my dying ADR6400L using Android Central Forums
    Like the other poster say return it BUT DO NOT ACTIVATE THE PHONE otherwise you will lose unlimited and wont be able to get it back. Then go into verizon, transfer the upgrade to your wifes line let them activate it and then you can switch it to your line.
    05-23-2013 05:00 PM
  4. kman74's Avatar
    I just checked My Verizon and it shows I'm still on unlimited data plan. Although it did change my upgrade date to May 2015


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    05-23-2013 05:06 PM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    I just checked My Verizon and it shows I'm still on unlimited data plan. Although it did change my upgrade date to May 2015


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    I still wouldn't risk activating the line until you go in store and verify it, trust me it will be much less of a hassle doing this than having to try and get unlimited back.
    05-23-2013 05:09 PM
  6. kman74's Avatar
    Do you think I could return the phone to the store or would it be best to return it via mail, then go to vzw store for the new s4?

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    05-23-2013 05:14 PM
  7. Premium1's Avatar
    Do you think I could return the phone to the store or would it be best to return it via mail, then go to vzw store for the new s4?

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    you can return it to store, that would be quickest way and least amount of hassle since you could deal with employees to help you work everything out.
    05-23-2013 05:18 PM
  8. kman74's Avatar
    What's the likelihood that they'll be willing to help me keep unlimited? I hear they're being pains in the rear and driving everyone to tiered.


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    05-23-2013 05:24 PM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    What's the likelihood that they'll be willing to help me keep unlimited? I hear they're being pains in the rear and driving everyone to tiered.


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    as long as you activate it on the other line( not yours) there is nothing they can do. Make sure you ask multiple times throughout that you will be able to keep your unlimited data, don't let them pull a fast one.
    05-23-2013 05:26 PM
  10. kman74's Avatar
    I wonder if I could call vzw customer service and have them do the return over the phone, get me the upgrade back, switch the upgrade to my wife's line...all while holding onto the s4 that I received yesterday??

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    05-23-2013 06:15 PM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    I wonder if I could call vzw customer service and have them do the return over the phone, get me the upgrade back, switch the upgrade to my wife's line...all while holding onto the s4 that I received yesterday??

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    I don't think it would work that way since they would have it in their system as being on your line but you can give it a try. Worst they say is no lol.
    05-23-2013 07:23 PM
  12. kman74's Avatar
    Just called vzw and yep, didn't work. I'll try in-store tomorrow. I'm not feeling warm and fuzzy about keeping unlimited. I guess I'm being kinda selfish on keeping the unlimited. I average only 1.7GB/month, but the thought of not having it really irks me.
    05-23-2013 08:15 PM
  13. cwd500's Avatar
    I went to a premium verizon dealer at the mall, and they told ke about upgreading on my wifes line the switching. The store was diamond wireless. They were very helpful

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    05-23-2013 09:07 PM
  14. bp3dots's Avatar
    Like the other poster say return it BUT DO NOT ACTIVATE THE PHONE otherwise you will lose unlimited and wont be able to get it back. Then go into verizon, transfer the upgrade to your wifes line let them activate it and then you can switch it to your line.
    as long as you activate it on the other line( not yours) there is nothing they can do. Make sure you ask multiple times throughout that you will be able to keep your unlimited data, don't let them pull a fast one.
    If you used the upgrade on your wifes line in January, Your only choice is probably to lose the unlimited or to return the S4 and buy it at full price. (Or wait and use your wife's upgrade next time around.)
    05-23-2013 11:46 PM
  15. Randomhero180's Avatar
    This situation discussed above all makes sense to me. My situation is a bit different.

    I am up for an upgrade, hoping to get the S4 after work today. I have two lines on my plan, both of which are currently on unlimited plans. Is there any way to get around switching to the 2GB plan in my situation without paying retail on the phone?
    05-24-2013 08:31 AM
  16. 318sugarhill's Avatar
    You will continue to have unlimited as long as you DO NOT activate it. You have to return it. You will most likely have to pay a "restocking fee", although, since you are going to buy it again, you may not have to do that. Not sure what they will say/do in the store as the VZW employees in the store are only sales people....We usually know 10 times more than them. IF they don't let you do it in the store, just return it, go home and transfer the upgrade online to your wife's line, and order it online. It should arrive within a few days as long as it's not backordered. If so, go back to the store. Really no reason they can do all of that in store, but you never know.
    05-24-2013 08:42 AM
  17. bstrong04's Avatar
    Buy the phone outright using the payment plan and you keep the unlimited.
    05-24-2013 09:56 AM
  18. Randomhero180's Avatar
    Buy the phone outright using the payment plan and you keep the unlimited.
    ...... without paying retail on the phone?
    Not looking to spend close to $700 on a phone
    05-24-2013 10:03 AM
  19. majorpayne's Avatar
    Not looking to spend close to $700 on a phone
    Add a line to your plan (dumbphone) is the only other way of getting around it..
    05-24-2013 10:13 AM
  20. HalizDad's Avatar
    Not looking to spend close to $700 on a phone
    (I'll be blunt since there's no nice way to say it...) You're not going to keep unlimited then.
    05-24-2013 11:32 AM
  21. HalizDad's Avatar
    Add a line to your plan (dumbphone) is the only other way of getting around it..
    What's a dumb line cost? $35.00 a month? 35 X 24 = 840....Cheaper to but it outright for 699.
    05-24-2013 11:33 AM
  22. HalizDad's Avatar
    This situation discussed above all makes sense to me. My situation is a bit different.

    I am up for an upgrade, hoping to get the S4 after work today. I have two lines on my plan, both of which are currently on unlimited plans. Is there any way to get around switching to the 2GB plan in my situation without paying retail on the phone?
    Don't be fooled by their voodoo when telling you how much a 2GB plan is on a single smartphone. I pay $94.20 a month...WITH a 22% discount. Verizon sure is proud of their data. If I put on some NVG's, I could probably see it sparkle.
    05-24-2013 11:42 AM
  23. majorpayne's Avatar
    What's a dumb line cost? $35.00 a month? 35 X 24 = 840....Cheaper to but it outright for 699.
    a dumbline is 9.99 plus tax. usually about 15 a month

    Don't be fooled by their voodoo when telling you how much a 2GB plan is on a single smartphone. I pay $94.20 a month...WITH a 22% discount. Verizon sure is proud of their data. If I put on some NVG's, I could probably see it sparkle.
    What type of plan are you on? With 2 Smart phones on unlimited($30 each) and 3 dumbphones($10 plus tax each) I pay 213 after taxes thats with 5 lines. The discount you get is usually only on the first line and only on the Voice.. I do not recall if it covers data
    05-24-2013 11:53 AM
  24. HalizDad's Avatar
    a dumbline is 9.99 plus tax. usually about 15 a month



    What type of plan are you on? With 2 Smart phones on unlimited($30 each) and 3 dumbphones($10 plus tax each) I pay 213 after taxes thats with 5 lines. The discount you get is usually only on the first line and only on the Voice.. I do not recall if it covers data
    I was "late to the party" and am on the Share Everything, Unlimited Talk and Text, with a 2GB data plan. The discount is for the line only, not the data. $94.20 a month AFTER a 22% employee discount with Banner Health.

    If I went and added a "dumb phone" wouldn't I have to pay an ETF if I switched to a smartphone, or not be eligible to upgrade it for 2 years? How does that work? I just tried to add one, and it's not $35.00 a month...It's $40.00 a month.

    It doesn't really matter to me much...As soon as my contract is up, or I can balance the ETF/with Savings for a switch, it's goodbye to Verizon. They quoted me $73.00 a month which was a little less than Sprint, but after taxes and other incidentals it's $94.20. I can definitely afford it, but I don't like spending more on a phone than cable internet which is unlimited.
    05-24-2013 12:42 PM
  25. Premium1's Avatar
    If you used the upgrade on your wifes line in January, Your only choice is probably to lose the unlimited or to return the S4 and buy it at full price. (Or wait and use your wife's upgrade next time around.)
    False, you can transfer his upgrade to his wifes line and use the upgrade on her line. It isn't "her upgrade" but it would take away the upgrade the OP has without killing his unlimited data. Please don't spread FUD and confuse the OP anymore than they already are and trying to get everything straightened out.
    05-24-2013 03:01 PM
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