keeping unlimited plan

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  1. 706woodman

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    I'm am told that to update from my dx to a 4 g phone to keep my unlimited plan I can purchase a used phone and have it activated with no change in my plan.is this true? Also the biggest thing I need to know is, I have a umw 190 that played out and I want to replace that with the 4g jetpack from Verizon. Can I purchace one off ebay or somewhere and keep my plan just like the phone?
     
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    Yes its true... the only way you will lose unlimited data is if you buy a phone at a subsidized price from someone..

    Getting used or even brand new at retail, will not effect your plan.
     
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    Check our sister site, androidforums.net
    Or swappa. Just be careful if you go to Craigslist list.. if the phone is reported stolen, it will not be able to be activated.
     
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    re unlimited

    Thanks for your reply
    So I'm guessing it would be the same for a broadband device? Also if I could ask what does bad e s n mean?
     
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    Esn is electronic serial number and if a device is reported stolen they put the esn into what's called a blacklist and then that phone can't be activated again.

    Sent from my DROID2 using Xparent Blue Tapatalk 2
     
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    i don't think you can upgrade to a 4g device and keep unlimited.


    edit - i was wrong according to VZW you can . i would still call them first
     
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    I think you can but you have to call cc and have them send you a sim instead of going going into the store

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    Just talked to two people at Verizon and they said, I have a 3g modem and if I get a 4g device, no matter where I get it from I will lose my unlimited plan.but about a week ago a Guy at the same store told me I could buy a phone anywhere except Verizon and my plan wouldn't change. Don't know who is correct.
     
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    The first gentleman is correct.
     
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    You will not lose your unlimited plan. I have a friend who changed to a Lucid 4G and still keeps his unlimited plan. On another note, I also switched from an HTC Desire to a Razr this past week and did not lose my unlimited. (May differ due to Alltel buyout/merge.)

    As long as you do not use an Upgrade, and you buy the phone at full price or pre owned through a 3rd Party, you will not lose unlimited.
     
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    re unlimited

    Ok that's what I thought, but what about replacing my 3g modem with a 4g MIDI 4620l? Will this process be the same?they told me to go from 3g to the 4g I will have to up grade and their was no way to do so without giving up the unlimited plan.I would. Be happy to purchase the mifi from some one if I could do this? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
     
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    If you purchase the MiFi from a third party, you should be able to keep unlimited data.
     
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