How I Payed $299 To PreOrder The Galaxy Note 3 And Kept Unlimited Data!

Discussion in 'Android News' started by DroidModderX, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. DroidModderX
    Offline

    DroidModderX DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    530
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Ratings:
    +534
    The photo above is my order confirmation. This is proof that there is in fact a glitch in the upgrade system at VerizonWireless.com. At first i went to VZW.com, logged in, selected shop, and selected the phone. This would not allow me to keep my old plan, but instead was forcing me to select a shared data plan. I then went to the My Verizon tab, Selected Upgrade Device, Then I chose the line to update, then I chose the Galaxy Note 3, then it displayed my current plan with a green check labled "keep your plan". I went through the rest of the order process, verifying that it maintained my plan. When I confirmed the order, I received the email above.

    I am not sure if Verizon is doing this on purpose to keep their unlimited users from switching, or if this is just a glitch. I am currently out of contract, and have been considering a move to Sprint where they are promising unlimited data for life. This upgrade was enough for me to extend my contract another 2 years.
  2. tommyleeruiz
    Offline

    tommyleeruiz New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1
    Where does it state you keep unlimited data?

    From what iCan read the only thing refering to data is RTR unlimited data....
  3. DroidModderX
    Offline

    DroidModderX DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    530
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Ratings:
    +534
    The FamFriends Family and Friends 10 SmartPack is the same plan I have had since I was with Alltel
  4. Carol_in_FL
    Offline

    Carol_in_FL Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes, I can confirm that this is working like DroidModderX said because I just did the same thing -- I pre-ordered 2 Galaxy Note 3's as upgrades for myself and my son and was able to keep my current unlimited data plan.
  5. twinkyz1979
    Offline

    twinkyz1979 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    i went through all the steps but did not purchase and by the pics i have posted below you can see it is possible

    http://bit.ly/16KqmWC
  6. BlackHoleSlam
    Offline

    BlackHoleSlam Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    toms river NJ
    Ratings:
    +0
    This is pretty sweet if i was still with verizon and i still had my unlimited data this would have done me wonders.
  7. kodiak799
    Offline

    kodiak799 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,936
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Ratings:
    +273
    Expect VZW to close this loophole quickly. Although perhaps it exists so reps can retain a low/moderate user of unlimited data.

    Hopefully you guys won't be hassled, either in VZW trying to take away your unlimited after the fact or demanding you pay full retail to keep it. Technically their ability to do so is probably buried in the fine print somewhere. But VZW is unlikely to want to make waves teeing off a handful of users for VZW's own mistake.
  8. Asgard
    Offline

    Asgard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +14
    Your plan is better than mine and I pay way more without unlimited data, mainly because I have international calls.

    Glad for the guys who can use this, but for me as soon as my contract ends I bid my farewell to Verizon
  9. New2u
    Offline

    New2u DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,631
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Tallahassee, Fl
    Ratings:
    +17
    The more this is reported the higher chance you have of Verizon seeing it before October 10th. I'm sure Verizon has a way to put a hold on all pre-orders done this way and say either you pay up or we cancel the order. Plus i'm sure that there is not a huge % of people that still have their unlimited plans that they didn't even think of this as an option in their system to look for.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2013
  10. Dark Lazer
    Offline

    Dark Lazer Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    514
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +19
    Interesting. I'll have to keep an eye on this as I was pretty much 100% set on switching to something like Sprint when my contract runs out in December. This MIGHT get me to stay on Verizon assuming it's not a glitch but intentional. Then again, I get terrible reception in my neighborhood as it is and I pay almost $200, so I was looking for a change (and something cheaper) so we'll see how things go until then.
  11. Triumphrider
    Offline

    Triumphrider Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Bama
    Ratings:
    +0
    I spoke with two different Verizon Rep last night, They both confirmed it was available for a very limited time. Neither knew how long it would be open.
  12. capt. dan
    Offline

    capt. dan Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I was just going through the steps to pre order and noticed something that may be an issue. On the last page where it lists the features, next to unlimited email and web it has personal email listed. I wonder if you connect to a corporate email server if they can drop your unlimited? This does not do me much good if I cannot use my work email.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4
  13. capt. dan
    Offline

    capt. dan Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I also have the talk and text $20 discount. Has anyone done the upgrade that can verify we don't lose it?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4
  14. gadgetrants
    Online

    gadgetrants Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,176
    Likes Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +130
    If you're a "moderate" unlimited user, there's another option: apparently the Max plan no longer requires enrolling in Edge, which means you don't have to do the "new-every-6-months-at-full-price" (or year) payment plan. In other words, you can keep pretty much everything as-is, while switching into a 6GB capped plan for $30. If I understand correctly, you then get back the option buy new-every-two at subsidized prices. Last I heard you simply need to go into a corporate store and ask for it (it wasn't formally announced).

    See my post here:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/an...-one-50-new-renewed-contract.html#post2472270

    and jackiescivic's response here:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/an...-one-50-new-renewed-contract.html#post2472905

    -Matt
  15. jseah
    Offline

    jseah Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    978
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +25
    When I tried this both last night and this morning, I just get a blank screen when it connects to the Iconic portal. I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that I already have a preorder pending on a Note 3 at full retail. I have tried this on both the line where the preorder was made on, and transferring that line's upgrade to a different line.
Search tags for this page
can i use verizon30 to buy note 3
,
can i useverizon30 promo in store
,

galaxy note 3

,
galaxy note 3 64gb verizon
,
galaxy note 3 verizon unlimited data
,
galaxy note verizon30
,
pre-ordered verizon note 3 unlimited data
,
tmobile note 3 64gb
,
verizon wireless note 3 pre-order kept unlimited
,
verizon30 samsung note