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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by ShawnMichael, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. ShawnMichael

    ShawnMichael Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Bear with me as i try to explain it.

    Ive had my Ally for 2 years. My LINE is coming up for renewal on August 31st. If i buy a Nexus (full price) and put it on my line will I lose unlimited data? Technically i didnt upgrade.

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  2. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    It shouldn't be a problem since you are willing to pay full price. They only take away your unlimited plan if you take the upgrade at the subsidized pricing.
  3. ShawnMichael

    ShawnMichael Well-Known Member
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    If i just renew my line, does my unlimited go away?
  4. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

    What do you mean "renew my line"?
  5. AntimonyER


    Shawn - The only way to renew your contract is to buy a subsidized phone. If you do this, you will lose unlimited. However if you pay full retail, as you mentioned, or buy a used phone from ebay or a third party, etc. you will not renew your contract, and therefore don't lose your unlimited.

    P.S., now that you are recieving responses, I merged your forum from the GNex All Things Root section into here. Thanks for understanding. :)
  6. ShawnMichael

    ShawnMichael Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Renew my line means my 2 year thing for line is up. Im not the contract owner. My mom is.
  7. T.M.M.L

    T.M.M.L Android Enthusiast

    Greetings ShawnMicheal,

    As long as your mother does not change her account..ie.

    1. Switching to a new tier account.
    2. Purchasing a new phone at a subsidized price from Verizon.

    Your account will remain the same.

    To renew your line, as you say, would require you to resign with Verizon for 2 more years. This is not necessary if your going to purchase your new device at full retail price. You will just be activating your new device on the line you have now. This does not require another contract with Verizon. Your account will continue to function as it has.

    I would have a talk with your mom about this before you pay full price for a phone. If she decides she wants something else, and doesn't want to pay full price for it, the account will change if she gets a new device at the Verizon discounted price. Your unlimited account will be terminated.

    If she wants something new, you could always get a phone off of E-bay or Craigslist to replace the one she has. Again, the account would not change because you do not have to renew with Verizon.
  8. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

    You wouldn't do that unless you bought a subsidized phone. Otherwise you would just be month to month.

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