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

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  1. comk4ver

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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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    So you can't just switch the phones online via the website? Also question, so the line that I want to transfer the upgrade to just recently upgraded does that matter? Will I have to renew for another two years?
     
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    If you lose your unlimited data it's not the end of the world. I've been with em since 96-97 and just recently gave up my unlimited a few months ago when my Wi-Fi quit working. 10Gb shared with my Nexus, my wife's smartphone, and two teenagers with smartphones. Both mine and my wife's are constantly used as hotspots and we end up around 9-9.5gb by months end.....mind you again with 4 smartphones.
     
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    Another question, once I get a phone, let's say, from ebay, and use it with VZ and continue with my unlimited 4G data, do i need to renew my contract with VZ or I can just go month-to-month for the same monthly charge? Thanks!:blink:
     
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    You only have to renew contract if your buying a subsidized phone if you get a phone elsewhere or buy full retail no renewal needed
     
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