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  1. celticscryer

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    I'm eligible for my upgrade as of today. I was just looking on the website and searched for phone compatible with my current plan (still have the $30/month unlimited and have no desire to change it!) and the Bionic came up. Great! Just the phone I wanted.

    I added it to my cart and immediately got a pop up that claimed the my current data plan was not compatible and to continue to my cart/check out I needed to choose a new plan. Not cool! I canceled the online order (I wanted to play with the phone in person before I ordered anyway) and am now bummed. Will I get this same statement if I go in store to purchase?
     

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    upgraded no problem still have my unlimited data plan
     
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    I was told that there was a "system glitch" that was preventing people from keeping their unlimited plan. It should be fixed within a day or so.
     
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    kept my unlimited plan and was able to upgrade to the bionic! :)
     
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    That happened to me, but I was on the phone with a Verizon rep at the time. Turns out that the radial that is already selected is the 30 unlimited data plan. its just worded weird, probably so that people think they have to change! Any way I completed the order and no they do not force you to change the plan.
     
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    Good to know! Thanks everyone!
     
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    No problem here either but keeping the $15 data plan is tricky in an upgrade. What's amusing is if you lose the $15 data plan you can still get the $29.99 unlimited one though it's not offered anymore. Happened on my wife's phone.
     
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    I got to keep my unlimited plan today but one dealer online (was trying to get a Dinc2) stated I would have to give it up. I desided to go to local Ver store and they sold me the Bionic with a discount and said no one will have to give up their current plan, no matter whice one you have.
     
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    was surprised to be told if i had the unlimited plan before july of ? then it would be grandfathered and that as long as didn't terminate the data plan on my plan (only possible if i switched to a basic phone) then i would keep unlimited. i checked my account online today, it shows my new bionic and data is still unlimited. while i wouldn't like a limit i can't see myself going over 2 Gb. if you don't qualify check your data usage history.
     
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    Got my phone today! :D As everyone else stated I got to keep my existing unlimited data plan and was also told that I will be able to activate the mobile hotspot feature at any time for an additional $20 a month without changing my current plan as well. Very happy with that!

    Now to wait for this sucker to charge up so I can start playing with it!
     
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    Im going to did fighting to keep my data plan because LTD uses up a lot of data.
     
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    Upgraded to Bionic yesterday, had original $29.99 unlimited data plan and kept it without any issues.
     
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    Okay, I got the unlimited plan grandfathered in but the difference between a 3G hotspot and 4G is an additional $10, so instead of $20 for the hotspot it is $30 (without any discounts). I was told on chat prior to purchasing that the hotspot was $20, but this is not correct.

    Has anyone got it actually for $20 and checked????
     
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    Bought my Bionic in a Verizon store, no problem grandfathering in my $29.99 unlimited data plan. What I DIDN'T get, was the $100 trade-in from the web site for my old phone. My last phone was a Windows Pocket PC, so it's not eligible for the trade-in offer. I told them I'd sell them one of my collection of old simple phones for $100, but no takers. I guess the trade-in is just to get "dumb phone" users up to smartphones, to start paying data fees.
     
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    Why not just go to a Verizon retailer and get the phone in your hands? For instance, you can go to Costco and get the phone, standard dock, navigation dock, extra battery, battery charger, leather carrying case, car charger, and screen protectors for $20 less than just the phone at Verizon.
     
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    After more than a year of patient restraint, I have finally done it. I have ordered a new Motorola Droid Bionic to replace my aging HTC Droid Eris. This wasn't easy, because I insisted on retaining my unlimited data plan. It turns out that my current data plan is only $20/month, versus Verizon's previous standard $30/month unlimited plan. The website would not let me upgrade without buying a new data plan with a 2 GB/month cap. No deal! I spent an hour at a Verizon Wireless store today. In the end, they told me that I could only keep my current unlimited plan as long as I kept my Droid Eris. Still no deal! I don't take rejection well, so I called the Verizon toll-free customer support number this afternoon. Half an hour later, the deal was done. My new Droid Bionic will arrive by Wednesday evening. Temporarily, my unlimited data plan switches to $30/month. Next Monday, it switches back to $20/month and Verizon will issue a credit for the one week at the higher rate. As convoluted as that sounds, to quote Wm. Shakespeare, "All's well that ends well."
     
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    This phone chews through massive data. It's going to be a money maker for VZW on data overages. Poor 2gig folks...
     

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