Verizon Unlimited Data Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jbg232, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    I have an iPhone 4 on Verizon with unlimited data and I just pre-ordered an iPhone 5 (set to be delivered 9/21) at full price to keep the unlimited data. My question relates to my two year contract obligations and upgrade promotions in the future. Currently my contract on my iPhone 4 is set to expire on October 4.

    1. After October 4 will I still be able to buy a phone (iPhone 5S or anything else) for subsidized pricing if I wish to? (obviously losing my unlimited data if I do so)

    2. Am I still under contract from Verizon for a new 2 year contract after October 4 if I buy the iPhone 5 now at full price?

  2. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2012
    1: You will still be able to upgrade to 5S (removing your unlimited data plan)

    2: I'm not sure on this one but I think you won't be under contract as you bought the i5 full price.
  3. xFiGGiE macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2012
    To answer your question, no. Any phone you buy out of pocket for a non-subsidized price means you are contract free and can cancel anytime without penalty. The reason you are locked into a 2-year contract when you upgrade a new phone is because Verizon is giving you a phone for a subsidized price, which in turn they recoup their money lost on the phone by making you pay for monthly service or an ETF if you decide to cancel early.

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