Verizon, Unlimited Data, New iPhone?

JasonR

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So I have a Verizon iPhone 4S with the grandfathered unlimited data. I also noticed that Verizon announced its data sharing plans.

Does anyone know if I will be able to keep my unlimited data plan if I buy a 4G device (be it the new iPhone or an Android phone) if I pay full retail (IE non subsidized price) for the phone?

I can see myself using 4G/LTE quite a bit, and using quite a bit of data when tethering (with a jailbroken device, or whatever if Verizon doesn't allow it).

Anyone have any insight on this?
 
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mattopotamus

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So I have a Verizon iPhone 4S with the grandfathered unlimited data. I also noticed that Verizon announced its data sharing plans.

Does anyone know if I will be able to keep my unlimited data plan if I buy a 4G device (be it the new iPhone or an Android phone) if I pay full retail (IE non subsidized price) for the phone?

I can see myself using 4G/LTE quite a bit, and using quite a bit of data when tethering (with a jailbroken device, or whatever if Verizon doesn't allow it).

Any have any insight on this?
I'm pretty sure for verizon to keep unlimited you have to buy a phone at the full retail price (which you posted :)...not sure if they will let you use 4G LTE though, or if they would keep you on the 3G plan.
 

nburwell

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As long as you pay full price on the phone, you will be able to keep your unlimited data. It's when you buy a subsidized phone where you will lose your unlimited data. However, if you're going to a LTE phone, your data may change. It's best to check with VZW on this.
 

willmtaylor

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Oct 31, 2009
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So I have a Verizon iPhone 4S with the grandfathered unlimited data. I also noticed that Verizon announced its data sharing plans.

Does anyone know if I will be able to keep my unlimited data plan if I buy a 4G device (be it the new iPhone or an Android phone) if I pay full retail (IE non subsidized price) for the phone?

I can see myself using 4G/LTE quite a bit, and using quite a bit of data when tethering (with a jailbroken device, or whatever if Verizon doesn't allow it).

Anyone have any insight on this?
Here's the skinny over on The Verge

The above posts are correct BTW.

-Will