goodbye friends.... I've had a wonderful time but I got an s3

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  1. jwilly216

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    I got my s3 and kept my unlimited data! I found a loophole so now I can Use upgrades whenever I want.

    This phone is awesome. I'll be getting settled in to the s3 side of the forums, so... Goodbye bionic forum
     
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    How about sharing the revelation? It could help others.
     
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    yeah, what loophole?
     
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    Good luck with you S3, my friend has gone thru 3 of them in 8 weeks and is now going to a razor maxx.....S3 dropping calls, battery life, sounding scratchy and garbbled up.
     
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    Upgrade a family members phone who doesn't use much data, they get tiered data, then swap your device for their device... Presto, keep your unlimited.

    Glad to hear it works!

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Exactly. Nothing like somone creating a thread about a loophole, and then not exlpaining to us what it is. Useless thread so far.
     
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    Not a useful loop hole for a single guy such as myself who can only afford one line. To be honest, single people are absolutely SCREWED by ALL of Verizon's new policies, though.
     
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    True^

    OP could have been talking about a different loophole... Selfish not to explain and help others.

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    The thread wasn't intended to be about the loophole so sorry for leaving that part out. This doesn't help the single line people but I just had to give my mom my upgrade, use the alternate upgrade to get the s3 on her line then put her LG dare back on her line and they just stuck MY microSim into the s3.
    Using this method, I can use upgrades whenever I want and still keep many unlimited.
     
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    Good luck jwilly216! We'll miss you but you're definitely doing the right thing in going S3! Trust me, if I could switch right now, I'd be laying my Bionic to pasture... So jealous!!!

    J
     
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    Thank you, friend!
    B-)
     
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    According to a Verizon level 2 support rep., they will catch up with that method of trying to bypass the lost unlimited on your line. The rule is, you can't "give" an upgrade from your line to another. The upgrade takes place on your line since that's the one eligible. That is also the one that will have the new 2 year contract. It makes no difference what you do with the new phone, whether you activate it on your mother's line, your line, our even if you sell the phone on eBay, you will still lose your unlimited since Verizon subsidized the new phone purchase with a line that was unlimited (your line).

    I can't day for sure how long before the system catches up with you, but I've been assured it will. There used to be the option to "transfer" an upgrade to another line, but no longer. The proper terminology now is that she can "use" your upgrade to get a new phone for her, but its still considered your upgrade and as such it kicks you off the unlimited plan.

    If a rep led you to believe otherwise that rep is either misinformed or is a holdout from the old plan rules and is in need of Quality Assurance Training.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
    #12 FoxKat, Sep 27, 2012
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