Can I do this to get an upgrade on Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andyx3x, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    I currently have the iPhone 4 on Verizon but I'm not eligible for an upgrade. Can I do this:

    1) Add a line and get the $199 price for the 16GB
    2) Call Verizon when I get the phone and change to a family plan
    3) Then take a dumbphone to Verizon, say I lost my iPhone 4, and then activate that with the family plan. That would drop my bill down significantly to about $100 per month

    Can you do this? Replace a smartphone with a dumbphone and not be locked into the price that you were already paying?
  2. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    If you say you lost the iPhone 4, they will blacklist the MEID and will become a paperweight.

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