Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

fredtheocelot
Member

I have the grandfathered unlimited plan on a 4G phone. If I pay the full retail price for a 5G device like the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G can I stay on my current plan?

When I went for 3G to 4G I was able to pay full retail for a 4G device and keep my grandfathered plan.

Plan is Nationwide talk plus minutes package and grandfathered unlimited data.


Plan: NATIONWIDE TALK 450
Account access: $39.99
Data: $49.99
Messages: $10.00
Cost before taxes and fees $100

Re: Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

rcschnoor
Sr. Leader

@fredtheocelot wrote:

I have the grandfathered unlimited plan on a 4G phone. If I pay the full retail price for a 5G device like the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G can I stay on my current plan?

When I went for 3G to 4G I was able to pay full retail for a 4G device and keep my grandfathered plan.

Plan is Nationwide talk plus minutes package and grandfathered unlimited data.


Plan: NATIONWIDE TALK 450
Account access: $39.99
Data: $49.99
Messages: $10.00
Cost before taxes and fees $100


It's not likely you would be able to keep your current plan. The only Verizon plans which have 5G appear to be the new unlimited plans and if you purchase a 5G phone, it looks as if you must move to a 5G plan.

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Re: Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

Ann154
Expert

In addition to what the other community member wrote, I suspect 5G phones and plans will be similar to the restrictions Verizon Wireless placed on the mobile broadband unlimited plans that were retired prior to the 4G LTE network. They placed a restriction on those plans to not allow any of the new 4G LTE modems like the USB modems, mifi, or Jetpack devices on the retired plan. In other words, the 5G devices are not compatible with the retired plans. 

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

Re: Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

Mad101
Member

Yes you will be able to keep it. Keep in mind you have to jump through the hoops Verizon has set for grandfathered in plan.

Re: Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

Ann154
Expert

@Mad101 wrote:

Yes you will be able to keep it. Keep in mind you have to jump through the hoops Verizon has set for grandfathered in plan.


Prove it. 

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

rempson
Novice

Somebody else had posted they had the 55+ plan and wanted 5G.  Verizon allowed them to keep their plan and pay an additional $10 for 5G.   As they had a current plan and you have an old plan, it might not be the same.  I would think you would need to inquire with Verizon to know for sure.  

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Re: Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

Really?! What do I need to say. I have multiple representatives saying different things.

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Re: Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

mama23dogs
Sr. Leader

@rempson wrote:

Somebody else had posted they had the 55+ plan and wanted 5G.  Verizon allowed them to keep their plan and pay an additional $10 for 5G.   As they had a current plan and you have an old plan, it might not be the same.  I would think you would need to inquire with Verizon to know for sure.  


The 55+ plan is the recently retired unlimited plan, not the 10 year old legacy plan.  That plan did allow 5g devices.

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Re: Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

mama23dogs
Sr. Leader

@XxDanielParkxX wrote:

Really?! What do I need to say. I have multiple representatives saying different things.


You should assume that the website is correct and that the representatives don't know anymore than we do. The website says that 5G devices are allowed on the newer plans, and that if you want to use a 5G device you will be switched to a compatible plan.    

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Re: Keeping grandfathered unlimited plans with new 5G phones

fredtheocelot
Member

Yes, I always order online so I can see what the process and can take screenshots of the order. Also easier to skip the upsell on accessories I don't want.

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