Can I get a phone elsewhere to keep my VWZ unlimited data plan?

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    not a full-priced phone from vwz. still good with my GNex, but thinking of future~:icon_ banana:

    Anyone has experience?

    Thanks!
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    ebay
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    Full price from others (Amazon.com, Wirefly.com, etc..) or buy used from eBay or Swappa.com.
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    it'not where to get a phone, it is, once i get a phone (not from verizon), can I use it and keep my unlimited data plan?
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    As long as it is not subsidized. I bought a mint used phone and had them activate it. No change to my unlimited data plan.

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    You can buy from Verizon too as long as its retail and not subsidized I bought one of the nexus they had on sale for $229 at retail and I still have my unlimited only subsidized phones they make you change your plan
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    Who Had cdma nexus s on sale for 220 retail?

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    Verizon still do as far as I know its certified pre owned but whatever you get a 1 year warranty so I'm good with that
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    Wow, thanks for info mate. I'm going to buy one and flash it onto our regional prepaid Hehe.

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    Why not ebay? Same thing.
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    You can do eBay too I have bought several phones off eBay that's the best option I think as far as getting a great price
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    I have several upgrades. I could upgrade, say, grandma's basic phone to a new smartphone at Verizon's lower price (have to activate on grandma's line). Once activated, move that new smartphone to my unlimited line and put her own phone back on. You will have to reactivate with asterisk 228 to reactivate grandma's phone. Get the full 1 year warranty, can add insurance and keep my unlimited data. Or buy the Nexus online or used in EBay, Craigslist, wherever. You just can't have insurance or warranty if you buy used (unless phone is less than 1 year old, you still have warranty).
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    @keepitreal, when you move the new 4G smartphone to your line you have to go to the corporate store, right because they need to give you a new sim card for the unlimited data phone? And since you are at the corporate store you can have them cancel the data plan on grandma's line right? I need to get this story straight because I'm about to try it (boyfriend wants that new HTC dna phone).
    Fyi, two years ago I bought a used droid x from a friend and I had I insurance on my previous moto droid weirdly enough my insurance covered the droid x when I lost it three months later... My point is this that insurance once you have it covers any phone you place on your line (I'm currently still being charged and I got my nexus from eBay).
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    If you buy a smartphone, don't you have to keep the data plan for a while on it? I remember reading something to that nature a while back. I would definitely look into that.

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    yeah, i don't think you can put a new smart phone on grandma's line on a 2 year plan discount then move it off before 2 years without having to pay for data or some fee
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    I work for Verizon.. if you want to keep your unlimited data you could get a Certified Pre Owned phone from Verizon. They have the S3 for $419.99. The phones are in like new condition and are fully functional. In this situation, you can't upgrade. You will loose the unlimited data. But, since I've been working for them I have never seen a person with Unlimited Data use more than 2 GB anyway. You should really look at your usage and see if unlimited data is even worth paying full price for a phone. The tiered data really isn't THAT bad.

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    Get a refurbished phone from a top rated seller on eBay or buy a phone from Cowboom.com.
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    Yeah, actually you could. There is no fee. You won't loose your unlimited data either. If you were to swap devices between 2 lines on your account everytgobf would remain the same. Grandma's line would not change. Your line would not loose data since Grandma's line was the one who renewed their contract. So, that is also an option. Just don't tell them you plan to swap devices after the upgrade because they will want to push an Alternate MDN upgrade on you and then you WOULD loose unlimited data. So, of this is your plan. Upgrade grandma's line, accept the 2 year for that line, activate tow phone on that line first, then switch devices between your line and grandma's line.

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    No. He can just go into a VZW store or an independent reseller and get a new SIM. Same times that's not even necessary. He's going to have to call in to swap devices though.

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    You can call and they can send a sim in the mail. Also you can usually activate online or with phone call.

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