No with the edge you still lose the unlimited plan. Just buy full retail, if you do the math you are paying less per month for the full retail than that crappy edge program. The loophole was with the old family plans that verizon had. You use the upgrade on the other line then switch the phones. I still have my nationwide talk and text with unlimited data but I pay full retail for the phone. Worth it since I use ~ 30-40gb a month.