Costco / VZW question

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  1. Secondlaw

    Secondlaw New Member

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    I currently have 4 lines on my account. 3 of them are grandfathered unlimited. 3 of them are eligible for upgrades. The 4th line is not under any obligation.

    I spoke with a Costco rep today regarding the S5 and the buy one get one free thing. He told me he knows how to work the system whereas I would get 2 phones and still be able to retain my unlimited data plan on all 3 lines while signing up the spare line for a New Every Two.

    Is he really going to be able to do this or is he yankin my chain?
     
  2. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey DF Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Not sure. I would get it in writing.
     
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    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    both phones have to be actived on a 2yr contract on the same account. i did that with the BOGO M8 deal.
     
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    But how would one keep unlimited without paying retail?
     
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    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

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    Great question. Unless we are all missing something this is the ONLY way to keep unlimited data. I certainly want to hear what this rep has to say...
     
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    The only thing that I can think is that he would upgrade the line that doesn't have unlimited data and then swith it to one of the unlimited lines. They only way that I can think of for the bogo to work would then be to add another line (the new every 2 that you mentioned) and then switch that one to one of the other unlimited lines.
     
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    I kept mine through a sharp Costco rep.
     
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    Ditto, upgraded two phones to S5. Kept Unlimited. Didn't go with the Bogo deal. Unlimited data is worth more than saving a few bucks. Costco was cheaper than other places.
     
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    So to be clear, did you pay retail? Or were you able to get upgrade prices and keep unlimited? My hubby and I are saving up to pay retail because we use a ton of data each month.
     
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    I'm about 99% sure that the only phones costco sells at full retail are T mobile.... Tried buying the moto x around Xmas and was told the T mobile thing

    Sent from my ROOTED HTC DROID DNA using cyanogenMod 10.2
     
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    Three phones on the account. One is a dumb phone. Used this to round robin the smart phones. Maintained Unlimited on two smart phones. Paid upgrade price. Did not pay full retail. Have you considered getting a dumb phone for this reason? Buy a cheap dumb phone from Craigslist. This leaves an upgrade available on the account at all times in case of emergency.
     
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    Thanks Matt.

    Jeep: That's a clever idea a about the dumb phone. I'll keep that in mind. Never hurts to have something as a backup. Haven't had a land line since 2003. Are you on Verizon?

    ~tap'n from my N7~
     
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