Verizon found me a loophole to get an Iphone 5. Please read with your thoughts...

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  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

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    I was on the phone with a guy from Verizon or not and we were going over different scenarios on how I could get the Iphone at a discounted price, even though I am not elgible for an upgrade until June. He went through different websites for me for trade-in's and etc and he said that was all he could think of.

    And then he said "It hit me, oh my gosh, you said you had a Verizon Ipad right? Well open up a new line for the iphone 5, and then you can do the 10 dollars a month for the ipad on your existing line. As long as all three lines are tied up it is fine". Is this true? He told me he was 100% on this and that others have done it. If that is the case I am going to pick up my brand new iphone 5 tomorrow!

    Also, can I get trade in value for my 4s in store? This guy was trying to talk me into doing it through him, but it sounds like it would be less of a hassle to do it in-store. He said I could do it in-store, but he didn't think any store would have any. What do you all think?
     
  2. kornberg macrumors member

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    I was just thinking about this....interesting.
     
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  4. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    If you're fine with your iPad being on your account for 2 years, it will work, yes.
     
  5. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    All three lines? How many lines do you have? What exactly would the iPad tied to?
     
  6. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My girlfriend is on my line as well. I will be opening a third line I get iPhone and putting iPad on my current line.
     
  7. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    Seems like it should work. I'm assuming you have the Share Everything plan?
     
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    I know nothing about Verizon but what you're describing works just fine with AT&T.
     
  10. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised they would allow this. This is like the loophole with the tiered data plan where you can add a line to get the subsidized price and then put a basic phone on that line and cancel the data plan.

    In essence, you will be replacing a $40/month device with a $10/month device. Your bill will only increase $240 over two years, but you are saving $450 on the subsidy.

    Do it if you can.
     
  11. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will they take my 4s for trade in credit in store?
     
  12. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but it won't be worth much. $250 at most for the 64GB. You can sell it on eBay for more. You could probably get more on Craigslist, but I tend to shy away from selling expensive gadgets on CL.
     
  13. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I read on Verizon's site that I can get $230 in store credit for my white 16gb. I know best buy gives 260. I didn't preorder so I don't know whether I should go to best buy or Verizon for opening in the morning.
     
  14. nikster0029 Contributor

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    YESS!!

    Thank you!

    I have 5 lines + 3 ipads and it works perfectly. now we have a two year contract of the line for 2 years so... your choice. not really a win if you do early upgrade.

    Confirmed by me.
     
  15. kornberg, Sep 21, 2012
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    What is the process to add a tablet to your plan?
    Do 4g tablets have meid's or imei like phones do?

    Thanks in advance.

    *just confirmed, please disregard.
     
  16. M87 macrumors 65816

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    This is what I did. The funny thing is I wanted to put the iPad on my plan anyway last month and at the same time I was stressing out thinking I would have to get the 5 unsubsidized. The Verizon rep pointed this out and it made my day. It's one of the rare times when things just work out perfectly.
     
  17. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I did this with AT&T last year for the iPhone 4S. I have an iPad line and that line was eligible to upgrade so I used it to grab the 4S and signed up for a 2 year deal on that line. It's actually up for early upgrade now which I will probably use to cop the 5 next month when my entire family is eligible to upgrade.
     
  18. kornberg macrumors member

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    I've used this method with a dummy MEID from a broken tablet.
     

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