using upgrade while grandfathered

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  1. cobravnm13

    cobravnm13 Senior Member

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    Yeah, I really don't trust what Verizon says anymore.

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    I called and asked when my lines contract is up and inquiried about an etf and they started asking why I wanted to leave. I told them I hate my phone and they offered to let me use my brothers upgrade (a dumb phone line) without losing unlimited data. Call again until u hear the right answer and have that rep help u. Ask for the manager. Also threaten to cancel your line.

    Or just leave VZ!!
     
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    Ok i went to Verizon and i talked to technical support on the phone and they both confirmed the same answer;
    I can give my mom my upgrade so she can get the S3 or whatever i choose.... That's confirmed and my unlimited data will not be touched.
    The problem is when i take the s3 of my moms and go to activate the S3 on my line, there's the problem of my contract being changed and losing my unlimited data when they get me a microSIM.
    He said i could go on craigslist and just trade for the same phone and since it has no association with our account i could activate it and get a new sim, no problem.

    NOTE: he said ''I'm not allowed to say this'' but if you re-activate your moms old phone so the s3 is alone and then u root it before taking it to Verizon, that would keep it from changing your data plan. I asked how rooting would achieve that, but he apologized for bringing it up because he really should not have said that

    What do i do now? I was gonna get the s3 today.or RAZR M
     
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    Rooting means nothing. You can reactivate your mom's phone back on her line. If you leave the micro SIM untouched for 24 hours after her old phone is activated, you can activate the phone on your line by calling customer service because the SIM won't be attached to her phone number anymore. Let me know if that doesn't make sense.

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    They said their systems would know that her meid number was previously associated with my account
     
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    Versatile1 Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

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    I bought a phone off eBay that required a microSIM my bionic had the large one. I went up to the VZW store and they just gave me a micro no charge and no change in plan. Hope this helps.

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    Yea, I. Would just go get a micro sim before you get the phone.
     
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    They said that when i went to get a micro SIM that's when I'd have a problem
     
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    Are you saying i can just go to Verizon and ask for a micro Sim and then I'll just stick it in the s3?
     
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    That's what I did. They even make microSIM to SIM adapters so you can use the micro on other devices. I use it because I have 3 phones that I work on.



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    That would possibly solve my problem if i can just get a micro sun and switch between phones without having to deal with Verizon.. I've been on hold for 30 mins waiting to ask if i can come get a micro Sim and if so, get the S3
     
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    You could just go into the store and ask them for one like if you were to buy a phone off of craigslist. They don't charge for them.

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