Originally Posted by AntimonyER
You are correct, you are not allowed to have a smartphone without data. However, here is what you can do.
Upgrade the dumbphone to the smartphone. Then immediately re-activate the dumbphone. Then activate the new smartphone on the unlimited line. The data package is not required to maintain your contract, AS LONG AS YOU BOUGHT THE SMARTPHONE FROM VERIZON DIRECTLY. (3rd party sellers have their own terms, which usually require the data package to remain on the line for a period of time or you will be charged their ETF.) Therefore by reactivating the dumbphone, you can cancel the data package.
Oh wow! So I could simply NOT activate the smartphone (instead re-active the dumbphone) and therefore, keep my unlimited data and not have to pay data on the new line??
Thank you for your help! That's awesome!