My wife doesn't have a smartphone, we are on a family plan and I have unlimited data. She finally decided she wants a smartphone and went with the S3. Considering she is a graphic artist and an all Apple person that was quite a surprise. But back to Verizon, she is not eligble for an upgrade discount until early next year. Without any begging or really even asking on my part they gave her the early upgrade and let me keep my unlimited data. Now we have been a customer for at least 10 years and pay on time every time..I am sure that helps. But still very cool of them.