verizon loophole round 2?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by halfmonkey, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. halfmonkey macrumors regular

    May 17, 2011
    So i was able to take advantage of the verizon loophole when the iphione 5 came out so I still have unlimited data plans for myself and my wife's iphone 5. We're on a family plan with a total of 5 phones. Our two, plus 3 "dumb" phones. We used two of the three "dumb" phones to upgrade and take advantage of the loophole.

    My question is whent he iphone 5s or iphone 6 comes out, does anybody know if I'll be able use the loophole again? In our case, we would have just one phone line since the other two were recently used. I believe we have to wait two years before those two "dumb" phone lines become eligible but since the thrid "dumb" phone line was never used, would I be able to still use the loophole to get one iphone 5s/6?
  2. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    No one knows. They could close the loophole by then. Why don't you ask Verizon? :rolleyes:
  3. SpyderBite macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2011
    I continue to wonder if these people who clutch to their unlimited plans are aware that their devices are wifi enabled.
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    What about the price of the unlimited plan versus the current offerings? That is something to consider as well.

    Also what if someone needs to use a lot of data when they aren't near WiFi?
  5. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    It really depends on a person's lifestyle. If you travel a lot, wifi is not as useful. Sure you can login to public wifi hotspots but this can be a pain if you are moving around a lot. If you spend a lot of time at the same work location and you have wifi at home, then you clearly don't need a lot of data. However, there are a lot of people who don't even have wifi at home. I think for most people, if they utilized wifi, then the need for unlimited data is not that great.
  6. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Well the new plans are not exactly cheaper.
  7. BoostDeuce macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2013
    i saved a few bucks by switching away from unlimited data.
    i previously had the lowest family share plan. something like 700 minutes with 250 or 500 text messages and unlimited data. was paying like 180/mo after taxes and all the other fees

    now i have unlimited talk and text with 4gb data and it turns out to be about 173 a month
  8. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    Yes and even still I will leave my phone one LTE all the time..

    1. I get on average 25-35mbps down a d 12 up, with my home Comcast I get about 15-25 down and 5 up.

    2. I have many things blocked on my home network I don't want my kids accessing, like Facebook, porn, and other stuff. A least when I am on LTE I can view all this stuff including the pr0n

    3. Finally reason is if I am paying for it I am going to use it to the max even if I don't have to. I average about 6-10gb and this can go up another 5gb or so during the winter months because of my job duties, which included watching other people work and me sitting there doing nothing, so I watch netflix I stead :)
  9. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    I continue to wonder if those people who thought giving up unlimited was worth it.

    Seriously. Why "limit" your phone and be tied to wi-fi all the time? UNCHAIN your phone and STOP WORRYING. I easily top 10GB every month and NEVER worry about if my phone has enough data to do the job.

    Best decision I ever did was keep my data plan on the best network. No cap, No throttling, no limits!
  10. Namji macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2010
    Generally wifi speeds sucks compared to lte speed :)
  11. halfmonkey thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2011
    I continue to wonder if you even understand the point of unlimited data?

    It seems that by your post, you're suggesting that having my phone wifi enabled will solve my problems of needing or wanting unlimited data. When I'm at home, my phone and my wife's phone are wifi connected but when we're out and about, we're using LTE. Not all palces support free wifi and even then, it's a hassle to log in when I have LTE active all the time especially in SoCal where the coverage is quite good.
  12. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    I love when my job allows me to do this...... Nothing like getting paid to watch tv!
  13. nyc999 macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2011
    Can some one please post what the steps are for this loophole? I am planning on upgrading and I have seen a variety of takes on this on the original thread. I would like to see if there are steps that most people can agree on.
  14. jayrflow macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2013
    Couldn't you just do the new payment plans for phones that Verizon is offering? Not a bad deal. Down payment, get the phone, pay it off in a year (or less if you wanna put down more) n you're good. Of course it's not as good as just upgrading and keeping your unlimited data but for us with unlimited data, it seems like the only thing left to do :(
  15. macalec macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2012

    You are very true! They are charging more with the share everything plans than they ever did with the unlimited.

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