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[Q] Buying M8 Full Retail via Website without Plan - Possible?

26th March 2014, 06:26 PM   |  #1  
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I have tried, and failed, to figure out how to order the M8 on Verizon's web site without a plan so as to retain my unlimited. I called customer service and that rep couldn't figure it out either. Since the coupon codes only work online, I was wondering if anyone has been successful in ordering a no-contract phone online and it actually processing as no-contract. Even if you click no contract on the order (to get a 599 price), it seems to take you to choose plan, and if you then delete the plan, you delete the phone.

Anyone have with any success?
26th March 2014, 06:29 PM   |  #2  
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I have tried, and failed, to figure out how to order the M8 on Verizon's web site without a plan so as to retain my unlimited. I called customer service and that rep couldn't figure it out either. Since the coupon codes only work online, I was wondering if anyone has been successful in ordering a no-contract phone online and it actually processing as no-contract. Even if you click no contract on the order (to get a 599 price), it seems to take you to choose plan, and if you then delete the plan, you delete the phone.

Anyone have with any success?

No
26th March 2014, 07:00 PM   |  #3  
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anybody on your plan have an upgrade??
26th March 2014, 07:06 PM   |  #4  
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I have tried, and failed, to figure out how to order the M8 on Verizon's web site without a plan so as to retain my unlimited. I called customer service and that rep couldn't figure it out either. Since the coupon codes only work online, I was wondering if anyone has been successful in ordering a no-contract phone online and it actually processing as no-contract. Even if you click no contract on the order (to get a 599 price), it seems to take you to choose plan, and if you then delete the plan, you delete the phone.

Anyone have with any success?

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anybody on your plan have an upgrade??

I have one coming that I was going to use on T-Mobile. I will charge you what I paid we can go through Swappa or CTO
26th March 2014, 08:51 PM   |  #5  
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I also tried doing this yesterday, but couldn't figure out how. I ultimately just went to the store lol.. good luck though, hopefully you find a way to do it!
26th March 2014, 08:56 PM   |  #6  
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It works fine for me. You should get a pop asking whether you want to upgrade or add a device, you want to upgrade since that is the only way you can keep your plan. You will then be taken back to the screen to select whether you want the contract price or non contract price...Continue on and you should be good to go. At the review stage you will see nothing changed regarding your plan (unless you chose to do so). I didn't actually do this because I'm probably just going to swing over to the store and pick one up, however I was one button away from doing so.

Talking to Verizon reps is usually a waste of time. If you are smart enough to have made it to this forum, you surely already know more than they do.


My plan is sweet as F*** by the way, 44.95 for unlimited everything except phone which is 25 cents per minute. Considering I usually use between 15-75 minutes a month it's a steal. Let's see how many decades I can ride this out?
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26th March 2014, 09:21 PM   |  #7  
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Turbos right, you have to click upgrade then select the off contract price.

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26th March 2014, 09:24 PM   |  #8  
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Turbos right, you have to click upgrade then select the off contract price.

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I second this. I tried it yesterday as well and goes through just fine. Didn't actually pull the trigger to buy it though.
26th March 2014, 10:49 PM   |  #9  
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Go to Verizon wireless iconic portal you can order the phone only without service

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27th March 2014, 12:47 AM   |  #10  
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I've tried three times now to order at full retail to keep my unlimited. When I tell it I want to upgrade it tells me that my unlimited data is no longer available, and I have to choose another data package. This wasn't the case if I recall the last time I got a device at retail so I don't know. I was hoping to order it for pickup so I wouldn't have to stand in line for an hour since most of the stores here seem to have 1-2 employees at any given time, but guess if I want it (and want to pick it up, versus getting shipped), that's about the only option.

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