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Kept my unlimited plan when I upgraded on 01/06/13

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16th January 2013, 11:25 PM   |  #1  
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I was able to keep my unlimited data plan when I upgraded to the note II

Found a neighborhood wireless Verizon vendor at the mall and he made his phone pitch and i said I probably won't use the upgrade since I didn't want to lose my unlimited plan. The guy then asked what phone I wanted (this was last october) I told him I didn't even know what phones where out since upgrading was not an option

He then told me what if there was a way of keeping my unlimited plan would I then buy from him. I laughed and said sure... He then viewed my account and then told me that one of my lines was up in the following week (which was november) and my line was up in January. He told me to comeback in a few days with a phone in mind and he would help me out.

The line that was up was my sisters and I told her about it and she was willing to be the guinea pig. We went back the following week with my sister wanting an Iphone they did the whole process and sure enough her plan stayed at unlimited data.

Someone advised me to look at my online, physical, and app statements for the next 3 months just to verify the plan stayed unlimited and that they didn't pull some shady move. The plan stayed unlimited all 3 months.

So I went back with the note 2 in mind and this time someone else that knew the loophole was there and she helped me out as well this time I watched the process. Apparently they pull 2 phones out from stock the phone you want and a phone that doesn't require a data plan they scan the dataless phone and she showed me ok look just so you know there's your unlimited plan still in tact then they scan the phone your buying to complete the process that's what I was able to see.

There was a catch which was I had to buy 50 bucks in accessories which I didn't mind since I needed a case and I got the other box defender



I live in the San Fernando Valley if anyone is interested pm me and ill give you the location and name of the guy at the mall


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17th January 2013, 01:29 AM   |  #2  
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could you explain the process as to how they keep the unlimited? They scan a data-less phone and put it on your account? And then they switch it to the new phone?
17th January 2013, 04:51 AM   |  #3  
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could you explain the process as to how they keep the unlimited? They scan a data-less phone and put it on your account? And then they switch it to the new phone?

im not sure of the process but thats what i saw.

i think i have a buddy thats gonna do it too and ill report back
23rd January 2013, 02:20 AM   |  #4  
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Re: Kept my unlimited plan when I upgraded on 01/06/13
Please PM me the info please. I live in Palmdale but will gladly drive to sfv to keep unlimited to buy another note and give this one to my wife

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Did your buddy ever do it?

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23rd January 2013, 03:04 AM   |  #5  
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Has anyone else tried this tactic at any other Verizon dealer? I'm curious if they all know about it or if you were lucky with the Verizon people in your area.
23rd January 2013, 04:55 AM   |  #6  
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Kept my unlimited plan when I upgraded on 01/06/13
Oh snaps. I live in NorCal but travel down south numerous times each year. I should get this info from you!


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23rd January 2013, 05:55 AM   |  #7  
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The vendor is just upgrading a line of yours to a regular phone and then just doing a hardware swap on eroes or whatever system they're using. You're keeping your unlimited data this way but the vendor is pretty much screwing themselves over. Verizon isn't going to pay them on the backend for the subsidies on the phone. The $50 catch is pretty much just so they can increase their accessory attach rates.

I know this cause I work for best buy mobile and we just fired some idiot for doing this during the holidays

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No to double post, but there are better ways to keep your unlimited data. If you have a family plan and an old data less phone, upgrade a basic phone line and then (after you leave the store), swap that number onto your old dumb phone and then just put your 4g sim card into the new phone. If you dont have a sim card, just buy a blank sim from Verizon. By hardware swapping, youve dropped that new $30 data plan for the other line and you've switched onto a 4g phone and kept unlimited data
23rd January 2013, 06:00 AM   |  #8  
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you can use another lines upgrade on your plan and keep unlimited data...however nobody on your plan including yourself can use the upgrade on your line without losing unlimited. this is nothing new alot of us have been doing this for a bit now. Enjoy the note2 its a great device!
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Thumbs up I have 2 phones on Family Plan
I have 2 Verizon phones on a 8 gb shared data plan. How do I get this to actually work?
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Re: Kept my unlimited plan when I upgraded on 01/06/13
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I have 2 Verizon phones on a 8 gb shared data plan. How do I get this to actually work?

You don't.

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