Upgrading lines and keeping unlimited...


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  1. Sharrock03

    Sharrock03 Member

    Here's my situation:

    I have two lines on my account, a smartphone on my primary line, and a dumbphone on another. The dumbphone is due for an upgrade in November. I plan on upgrading to the Galaxy Note 2 with my dumbphone line and swapping it to my main number. However the bumpkin Verizon lady said that the dumbphone line would still be forced onto share everything. She never mentioned anything about tiered data for the dumbphone. Is this lady full of crap or did Verizon yet again find another way to screw customers?

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  2. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Well-Known Member

    You should be able to get an individual tiered plan 2 gig for $30 for that line and drop it when you swap back to the dumb phone.
  3. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    You can upgrade the feature phone to a smartphone, but you will have to pay full price (or buy a used phone on eBay or Craigslist) to keep the unlimited data on the primary line. Also, the new smartphone will have a choice of three data plans. I'm not sure about switching the phones between lines.
  4. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    The Verizon lady was incorrect, nomarsgirl is correct. Upgrade the dumbphone line, sign up for the 2GB for $30 per month plan. After activating the Note 2 on the line, Then switch that line back to the dumbphone, and cancel the 2GB plan. Then activate the Note 2 on the unlimited line. Done.
  5. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    I like this and never considered that route to further reduce the cost of an upgrade. So I'm on some promo plan for family unlimited and I don't want my wife's line to lose unlimited. I can add a 3rd line, swap that phone over to her line, and just need to find an old dumbphone. So I want to get her the new iphone: $199 contract price plus the $10/month I pay on the dumbphone line for the next 24 months is an additional $240 = $440 for a $650 iphone without having to lose unlimited. Works for me. Any forseen difficulties executing this plan? In order to activate the iphone 5 on her line, I'll likely need issued a new nano-SIM. Is Verizon going to stonewall me on that, or charge me a fee?
  6. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Taxes add almost $5 per month to the cost of the line, need to remember that.
  7. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    Doh. I guess that's why the ETF is $350.
  8. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Yeah its a wash cost wise, one is just spread out.

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