What's stopping me from doing this? (Verizon)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Diversion, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Diversion macrumors 6502a

    Diversion

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    First Scenario:

    I have grandfathered unlimited data on my number still and I have another line on my family plan that is tiered.

    I have an upgrade available.

    When ordering a phone on VZW's website it allows you to transfer your upgrade to another line on my account.

    I can order the iPhone5 on my tiered line at $199, the SIM will be provisioned for the new phone number of course when it arrives.

    Instead, after the iPhone arrives, I bring it into a VZW store and say I need a SIM for this iPhone (using my grandfathered number).

    Thus, getting a subsidized iPhone5 for $199 (16gb) on my grandfathered unlimited data plan.

    What's stopping me from doing this?

    Second scenario:

    I open a new line with VZW buying a $199 iPhone5 16GB.

    I cancel the account, paying the ETF of $350 in order to keep the iPhone5.

    As you know, a non sub price for an iPhone5 16GB is 649.99 + tax.

    That's about $695 total cost.

    A subbed iPhone5 16GB is about $214 after tax.

    $214 + $350 ETF = $574 total cost.

    Total savings = $121

    What's stopping me from doing this?


    If the second scenario works, I urge anybody to do this (unless scenario 1 is not available to you) (can probably work for ATT & T-Mobile as well) as a price of $649.99 for a phone is beyond ridiculous.
     
  2. Diversion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Diversion

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    C'mon I know someone has to know if this would work or not?
     
  3. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a

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    I have been told that if you have an unlimited data account that when you go to order you will be asked to change your plan. Either to shared everything or same account but with the 2, 4, 6GB option.

    Once you go to upgrade you are not allowed to keep your unlimited account

    That is what I was told and read for the past month or so
     
  4. Diversion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Diversion

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    You clearly didn't read my post.. at all :(
     
  5. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    for scenario 2 you forgot to think about first months bill and activation fee so its really not a savings of $121 someone did the math and I forgot if its $50 cheaper or more expensive. But scenario one works just buy it for tiered line and then swap phones between lines and you have unlimited with ip5
     
  6. Diversion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Diversion

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    Thanks glad to hear it will work!
     

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