Tis explained this a couple post up, yes you will have to upgrade that line to a tiered data plan.Originally Posted by PowrDroid
If you put a smart phone on one of the pay-as-you-go lines, then you will have to choose a tiered data plan (I think at least 2 gb for $30). But, if you take the smart phone off that line, you can cancel the tiered data.Originally Posted by PowrDroid
I would be interested in your thoughts on the following scenario:
We have 3 smart phones on a family plan with unlimited data with one phone out of contract and eligible for upgrade. the phones are:
Line #1: My phone: Razr Maxx (still under contract and fine as is)
Line #2; Wife's phone: Razr Maxx (still under contrcat and fine as is)
Line #3: Daughter's Phone: Droid 2 Global (out of contract, eligible for upgrade)
What I've been told by VZ reps from 3 different stores is there is no way to upgrade Line # 3 without moving that line to a tiered data plan, other than paying full retail for the phone. I've been told several reasons for this including were moving a phone from the 3g to 4LTE network.
What we would like to ultimately accomplish if possible, is to obtan a new phone for our daughter that utilizes her existing number while keeping it on our unlimted data family plan. Any thoughts on scenarios that would accomplish this?
Last edited by ralbertina; 11-06-2012 at 01:58 PM.
Because you have all three lines in unlimited, there are only three ways to get something fairly close to keeping your unlimited data. Either...
1. one of those lines would have to become a tiered line. If there is any one of you that uses minimal data, then move the upgrade to that line, activate the new phone on that line and choose a tiered data plan for that line. Then once the new phone is activated on that line and the contract updated, you can switch the new phone to any line you want.
2. Add a fourth line, buy the new phone fit that fourth line, choose a tiered plan for that fourth line. Once activated, you can switch the new phone to any line, put a dumb phone on that line and cancel the tiered data but would still cost an extra 9.99 for the next two years for the fourth line.
3. Buy a phone full retail, used or eBay, swappa, etc and can put that phone on any line.
Last edited by mmaxx; 11-07-2012 at 09:43 AM.
Several people here on the forums claim to have done this, I was going to recommend it but I do not have first hand experience. But it seems to be working for them.
Good luck. (Not being facetious)