Upgrading without losing unlimited

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by coolhands, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. coolhands macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Sorry for ANOTHER thread but I searched without finding what I was looking for...

    Right now I have all 3G devices on my plan (no 4G LTE devices) and if I were to go out and buy the iPhone 5 for full price, would Verizon remove my unlimited since it is a 4G device??

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    If you pay full price for the phone, you retain unlimited data. I went from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5. My plan didn't change.
     
  3. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded to an iP5 from an iP2g on AT&T. My unlimited data plan remained unchanged.
     
  4. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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    Device has nothing to do with losing your unlimited. Get a subsidized phone on your unlimited line,lose unlimited. Doesn't matter if it's an iPhone 5 or the dumbest dumb phone in the store.
     
  5. motty2307 macrumors regular

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    I upgraded to the iPhone 5 through AT&T, it was subsidized and I still have my original unlimited data plan that I've always had (LTE is throttled after 5GB/month but 3G remains unlimited).

    Maybe I'm not understanding the question.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's not how it works for verizon though.
     
  7. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    You'll be fine. As long as you buy it outright you won't lose your unlimited. Moving from 3G->4G doesn't impact your unlimited.
     
  8. JerseyDoug macrumors regular

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    On Vzw if you upgrade the primary phone via a subsidized phone, you lose unlimited. If you have multiple phones and buy a subsidized phone for one of the secondary lines, you keep unlimited. Buy outright, you keep unlimited.

    Unless it has changed very recently.
     
  9. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    You understood the question correctly. Like yourself, I'm on AT&T, as well. I received the same deal. :D
     
  10. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    There seems to be a misunderstanding amongst some people.

    Verizon-will take away unlimited data if you upgrade on that line
    AT&T-will not take away unlimited data if you upgrade on that line

    OP, this information (and the way to avoid losing unlimited on verizon) has been around for a while. Learn to use the search function.
     
  11. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    The OP clearly states he's buying the device at full price. He will not lose unlimited data, regardless of carrier. Verizon will NOT take away unlimited if he updates that line at full price.
     
  12. cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    If you pay full price, you'll keep your unlimited data. That's exactly what I did; I upgraded from an iPhone 4s to the 5 and kept my unlimited data.
     
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    cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    Additionally, you can add a $30 feature that allows unlimited use of the Personal Hotspot feature. I added that, and canceled my iPad data plan. It's cheaper ($30 for unlimited data via tethering vs. $50 for 5 GB of iPad data).
     
  14. 8pril macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip. I didn't think I could sign up for it, but I just logged in to check. It's definitely cheaper (work discount gives it to me for $24) than paying my iPad month to month access fee. I usually get the 2GB for $30.
     
  15. WarEagle16 macrumors member

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    how much

    How much data do you guys use a month, on average, with the unlimited plan? I have unlimited as well, but never go above 3GB. Time to switch?
     
  16. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Why switch? I have 3 grandfathered unlimited data plans under my account, since 2007. It would cost me more to do otherwise. Now, why would I do that? Two of the lines use some 3 to 4gbs per billing period. Myself, I upgraded from an iP2g. Since 9.21 I have used 1.5 gb and I have 6 days left in this billing period. With LTE and a newer iPhone now, I'll probably use more data rather than waiting until I get home. It's finally time for me to enjoy and use my unlimited data plan.
     

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