Carrier Verizon Upgrade Question Help Needed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ARizz44, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. ARizz44 macrumors 6502

    ARizz44

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    Does anyone know for certain if the following would work so that I can keep my unlimited data plan:
    - Use the upgrade on my mother's basic phone line to get a new 6S
    - Do the mandatory adding of a data plan to her line required for the 6S
    - When I receive the 6S, put my sim card into the 6S so that it works on my own personal line
    - Add my mom's basic phone back onto her line
    - Remove the data plan I had added since she the basic phone is on her line again

    In the end, ideally I would be able to get the 6S at the 2 year contract price, keep unlimited data, and put my mom's plan back to exactly how it was (short of paying a 1-2 day prorated data plan rate and having her tied to Verizon for 2 more years). Can anyone confirm?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Didn't Verizon change things in the past year or so that if you get a subsidized smartphone and thus get a data plan for it then you have to keep the data plan on the line for the duration of the contract even if you switch back to a basic feature phone?
     
  3. ARizz44 thread starter macrumors 6502

    ARizz44

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    That is exactly what I am wondering. I swear I recall reading that somewhere but cannot find it now. I wouldn't be surprised, nor blame them, if that is the case otherwise that back door would be exploited by, well, people like me lol.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    @imaketouchtheme , can you help out here?
     
  5. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    It's mandatory that that line have data plan for the length of the contract now. I believe only Att allows this still
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I believe so.
     
  7. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    This. You use to be able to the above method, but now you need a data plan for 2 years.
     

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