I want to upgrade but I dont want to lose my plan

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  1. loki993

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    Ok so I have an HTC Rezound and its getting a bit long in the tooth. Im really liking the M8 but a retail price of 700+ dollars isnt an option. My issue here is 2 fold. First I have unlimited data, I suppose I could give that up because I dont really use THAT much date..at this point its just the principal of the matter. The second issue and the big one is that Im on an old plan that was never advertised. Its a 450 min unlimited text and data plan for 65 a month. So If I were to upgrade not only will I lose my unlimited but my bill would go up by about 40 bucks a month.....this I really don't want to do.

    Ive looked at different ways but it doesn't seem like there would be a way for me to keep this plan and upgrade my phone. Any ideas?
     
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    You can do the "Device Replacement Plan" which will take the price of the phone you select and give you 12 monthly payments.

    You can see if they'll add another line to your plan, get the new smartphone on that line, knock it back to a basic/dumb line (should be $10 a month for 24 months, then you could upgrade again. you will have to have a dumb phone to replace the smart phone on this second line....pick one up cheap used.
     
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    A third option is to purchase a used phone.

    What size sim card does the Rezound use?
     
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    There were some new plans that just came out a week or two ago....you'd get 2gigs of data, unlimited talk and text, for $60/mo....and get a subsidized phone with a new 2-yr contract

    But I have to tell you, I'm running Tachyon4.3 on my Rezound and it's rock solid.
     
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    Is this the edge program from verizon?
     
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    I can basically finance the full price of my phone over 12 months and it wont touch my plan? Im assuming that if I do that it wont affect my contract length either because Im essentially buying the phone at full retail correct?

    Im honestly not sure...I wasn't aware there were different sizes....

    That is one thing...Ive been through quite a few ROMs on mine. Battery life has always been an issue, not sure I can really do anything the change that either, I think it just is what it is. the other thing is lag especially when using the messaging/texting..its been a problem especially lately. I haven't heard of Tachyon though...I usually get ROMs from XDA..Im on Liquid Smooth right now and its decent...aside from bad battery life and the lag that I seem to get with everything.

    I dont use that much date but 2 gigs isnt enough I dont think....
     
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    Yeah, Tachyon is on XDA. It's 4.3 (which might make a difference), and pretty sure Liquid Smooth is 4.2 or sooner. I've been thru numerous roms, and with a few build.prop tweaks (I think they work, anyway) the rom is almost flawless. Some people seem to have better luck than others with different roms - for me nothing comes close to Tachyon.

    Try it out and see it it runs better for you...If so, I just got the extended battery & case from Lazza(?) and I have 0 desire to upgrade right now. After 2+ years it's DEFINITELY past due for a new battery.
     
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    Ill take a look at it..the version of Liquid Im using is 4.3. I got an extended battery when I got the phone...but I hated how big it made and already big phone..so I never used it really.
     
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    Did this to get my S4. This was cheaper than switching to family share and got to keep unlimited. Its Win-Win!
     
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    I'll give you another option since you said you "don't use THAT much data". The "Max" plan. It replaces only the data portion of your plan (the other pieces should remain unchanged) and is $30 for 6GB of data. On most unlimited plans the data was $29.95, so the only thing that should change is that you go from unlimited to 6GB/month. The price should remain the same.

    With the Max plan you go back on a 2 year contract, and can buy a subsidized phone - like the new HTC One for $199 (and did I see somewhere that the Moto X is 99 cents now?) . This is an unadvertised plan that is ONLY available to grandfathered unlimited customers. You have to ask for it by name.
     
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    The plan with 2gb of data is $75, not $60. $60 is 1gb. To my knowledge, a 'regular' employee is unable to use this "secret" $60 plan. And actually, the $60 option with 2gb doesn't even show up in my system.
     
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