I was trying to participate in this thread but verizon is editing all of my posts:
Basically I have 3 smartphones and 2 basic phones. I used the upgrade discount on two of the lines, and the verizon site let me keep my nationwide calling and texting plan, and the 3rd smartphone has unlimited data still. Now I'm trying to use the upgrade discount on the 3rd phone, but the verizon website is forcing me to select a more expensive (no matter what data plan I choose) share everything plan ($40 more per month). I chatted with a Verizon rep and was told I would have to accept a share everything plan, and then when I get my new phone I could call and switch it back to my old nationwide calling and texting plan with each smart phone having its own data plan. This sounds very shady to me, as I anticipate when I try to switch back they will tell me it's no longer available.
Has anyone done something similar to this? Is it possible to upgrade the last smartphone on my account but keep my current calling plan and individual data plans (I know I'll lose unlimited and that's fine)? Thanks!