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    Another Unlimited Data Question

    I have 2 unlimited lines, mine and my wife's. I want to get my daughter a smart phone. I know I can get her a subsidized phone w/2gb, 4gb etc. But this is what I want to do: My wife uses less than .25gb per billing cycle, so I would like her to be limited to 2gb and give my daughter one of the unlimited lines. Now the tricky part, my wife doesn't want to have a new phone number, which is understandable since she has had it for more than 10 years. So I would like to add a tiered line and give it my wife's phone number and give one of my unlimited lines the new phone number. I already went to a corporate store and was told I couldn't do it, but the guy who told me didn't seem to knowledgeable and I think I confused him. He did tell me that the share everything plan was available, which really didn't answer my question. When I pressed him, and asked if he was absolutely sure I couldn't do what I wanted he said yes, Verizon is trying to get rid of the unlimited plans. If he is correct then my daughter will just have to stay under 2gb (or maybe 4 if she is willing to do more cleaning around the house)

    If somebody has experience with this or knows the answer, let me know and I will go back and press until someone at the store is willing to do it. Thanks
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    I'm pretty sure you can't do that. Problem is the unlimited data plan cannot be added. It can only be removed. So, once you add a new line that line has to be tiered. They can't swap plans around from line to line. I know this because I used to work at Verizon. So many people have tried to do this and couldn't.

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    I understand what you're trying to do. But no it's not possible =/. Only thing close enough that you could do is give your wife a new number and your daughter gets your wifes number with the unlimited on it, but you already said your wife doesn't want a new number.

    It's sad that Verizon is trying to get rid of people who are grandfathered on unlimited, a rep is always trying to push me on to the Shared everything plans when I call in.
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    This is what you do. Go sign your daughter up for whatever plan you are looking at 2 or 4 GB. Get her whatever phone you plan on or whatever. Once you get home you can call vzw and tell them that you need to switch your wife's phone/number to the new plan and your daughters phone to the unlimited plan. That is the way folks have been it to get subsidized phones on unlimited plans.

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    I would only suggest a tiered data plan to customers who use only like 2gb of data a month and have unlimited. The way I see it, if you have unlimited and you don't use it then what is the difference if you switch to a tiered plan.

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    Thanks All, I'm going to try Miller's suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller6386 View Post
    This is what you do. Go sign your daughter up for whatever plan you are looking at 2 or 4 GB. Get her whatever phone you plan on or whatever. Once you get home you can call vzw and tell them that you need to switch your wife's phone/number to the new plan and your daughters phone to the unlimited plan. That is the way folks have been it to get subsidized phones on unlimited plans.

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    It's not going to work. They won't allow it. And people are doing that by upgrading another line on their account and switching the phone to their line. He's trying to do something completely different here. He wants to swap data plans between 2 lines on his account. The only way that would work is if unlimited data was still offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debrad0307 View Post
    It's not going to work. They won't allow it. And people are doing that by upgrading another line on their account and switching the phone to their line. He's trying to do something completely different here. He wants to swap data plans between 2 lines on his account. The only way that would work is if unlimited data was still offered.

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    The way I see it is its his only option. He's planning on getting a new line regardless so it's worth a call. I think it depends on the rep. There is no real reason for them not to. Either way he still has a tiered phone and 2 unlimited lines. They could always transfer numbers also. Get the wife's line a new number then request the old one as a new number. There are ways just depends on how helpful/good the rep is.

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    I just don't want the OP to get the wrong info.

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    I can be pretty persuasive and I've been a customer for 20 years. If they don't do it I haven't lost anything. Again, thanks for the tips, I was hoping someone would say the rep was wrong but it appears that isn't the case. Now I have to talk my daughter out of an Iphone
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