Signing up with Verizon without purchasing plan

xyphr3

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I have a White 32gb Verizon iPad. When I go to settings, cellular data, view account, it wants me to register. The only options it gives me is a RECURRING plan option. I don't even want to purchase a plan now, but I think I should register with Verizon. How have y'all registered with Verizon? My google search didn't come up with anything helpful. Can y'all help? Thanks.
 

KPOM

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You don't need to register with Verizon until you want to purchase a data plan. When you do, they want you to sign up to a recurring plan, but note that you can cancel it at any time.
 

bobsentell

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You don't need to register with Verizon until you want to purchase a data plan. When you do, they want you to sign up to a recurring plan, but note that you can cancel it at any time.
But does cancelling it void out the time I just bought or does it just prevent future charges? And does it work the same way with both carriers?
 

Bobby.e

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But does cancelling it void out the time I just bought or does it just prevent future charges? And does it work the same way with both carriers?
I know from experience on AT&T ones it gave you the option to cancel altogether right then or at the end of your billing cycle.
 

KPOM

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But does cancelling it void out the time I just bought or does it just prevent future charges? And does it work the same way with both carriers?
I don't know for sure since I haven't tried it. On Verizon, it is set to recur on the same day each month. I believe they recommend canceling it at least 2 days before the renewal date, so that suggests to me that they will simply keep your plan active until it expires.

I believe it is the same with AT&T.
 

bobsentell

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I don't know for sure since I haven't tried it. On Verizon, it is set to recur on the same day each month. I believe they recommend canceling it at least 2 days before the renewal date, so that suggests to me that they will simply keep your plan active until it expires.

I believe it is the same with AT&T.
Actually, I just found out that AT&T is different. The moment it goes live you can cancel it and you still have access to the amount of data you purchased for the next 30 days.