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kking815
Member

after being a verizon customer for over 10 years and paying them more then 200.00 a month, I went in yesterday to upgrade my DroidX to an Iphone and discovered that I can either pay Retail for the IPhone and stay on my current plan or get a subsidized phone for 199.00 and pick a new plan with no unlimited data, and what looked like an increase in the data for a limit of 2g.  We have a family plan and 3 smart phones and really don't use a lot of data so I don't think it's my family that's draining them dry, but I'm the one getting (you know what).  I can't wait to jump on that class action law suit that's coming. And as the phone contracts run out so will we be running to anyone other then Verizon. 

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NuDroidUsrr
Sr. Member

kking815 wrote:

after being a verizon customer for over 10 years and paying them more then 200.00 a month, I went in yesterday to upgrade my DroidX to an Iphone and discovered that I can either pay Retail for the IPhone and stay on my current plan or get a subsidized phone for 199.00 and pick a new plan with no unlimited data, and what looked like an increase in the data for a limit of 2g.  We have a family plan and 3 smart phones and really don't use a lot of data so I don't think it's my family that's draining them dry, but I'm the one getting (you know what).  I can't wait to jump on that class action law suit that's coming. And as the phone contracts run out so will we be running to anyone other then Verizon. 

  Someone else posted in another thread that when they went online with the MyVerizon account and went to do their subsidized upgrade, the option to have Inlimited data was available to select. I don't know if he completed it or not, so I am not sure if it would have gone through or not, but it is worth a try.

  Have you looked online?

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VZW_consumer
Member

I believe that was me, and yes it did go through.  After reading many posts regarding this issue, I have become aware that there is a lot of misinformation on the forum.  As a result I think that many people are confused about what services are available.  One thing I will note is that the new "Share Everything" plans do not give you the option to keep unlimited data.  I was given the option to upgrade phones at a subsidized price while staying on my current call/text plan and also was given the option to keep unlimited data.

EDIT:  I have had discussions with other members here on the forums regarding this.  But going back I am not able to find any of what was posted.  I'm beginning to think there is some kind of conspiracy.  I wouldn't be surprised if you read this and sometime later you can't find it.

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bearone21
Leader

& when the class classction suit settles, after attorney fees, don't spend your $0.12 all in one place.

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PJNC284
Sr. Member

NuDroidUsrr wrote:

kking815 wrote:

after being a verizon customer for over 10 years and paying them more then 200.00 a month, I went in yesterday to upgrade my DroidX to an Iphone and discovered that I can either pay Retail for the IPhone and stay on my current plan or get a subsidized phone for 199.00 and pick a new plan with no unlimited data, and what looked like an increase in the data for a limit of 2g.  We have a family plan and 3 smart phones and really don't use a lot of data so I don't think it's my family that's draining them dry, but I'm the one getting (you know what).  I can't wait to jump on that class action law suit that's coming. And as the phone contracts run out so will we be running to anyone other then Verizon. 

  Someone else posted in another thread that when they went online with the MyVerizon account and went to do their subsidized upgrade, the option to have Inlimited data was available to select. I don't know if he completed it or not, so I am not sure if it would have gone through or not, but it is worth a try.

  Have you looked online?

Probably ordered the GSIII.  For some reason the iconic portal is still being used and allowing people to choose old plans.  Pick any other phone and the option likely isn't there.

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VZW_consumer
Member

No GS3.  I used the MyVerizon login on the main verizon wireless site.  Not sure what you are refering to as the iconic portal.  Care to elaborate?

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

kking815 wrote:

after being a verizon customer for over 10 years and paying them more then 200.00 a month, I went in yesterday to upgrade my DroidX to an Iphone and discovered that I can either pay Retail for the IPhone and stay on my current plan or get a subsidized phone for 199.00 and pick a new plan with no unlimited data, and what looked like an increase in the data for a limit of 2g.  We have a family plan and 3 smart phones and really don't use a lot of data so I don't think it's my family that's draining them dry, but I'm the one getting (you know what).  I can't wait to jump on that class action law suit that's coming. And as the phone contracts run out so will we be running to anyone other then Verizon. 

Good luck on that.  Make sure you get a contract lawyer, and not some run of the mill freshly graduated from college. 

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Ann154
Expert

PJNC284 wrote:

NuDroidUsrr wrote:

kking815 wrote:

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  Someone else posted in another thread that when they went online with the MyVerizon account and went to do their subsidized upgrade, the option to have Inlimited data was available to select. I don't know if he completed it or not, so I am not sure if it would have gone through or not, but it is worth a try.

  Have you looked online?

Probably ordered the GSIII.  For some reason the iconic portal is still being used and allowing people to choose old plans.  Pick any other phone and the option likely isn't there.

I have begun the process without completing for upgrading my line after June 28 to see what options I had and to understand the new reality of plans.  I had never tried to "upgrade" to a Galaxy S III phone until tonight.  The iconic portal (old pre-order screens) did let let me keep both my grandfathered text plan and the unlimited data plan.  If I tired the upgrade with Droid 4 or Razr Maxx, the order process made me stop and chose the tiered data plans.  Looks like the webmasters have some work ahead of them to change it to match the rest of the site.

Message was edited by: Ann154

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

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PJNC284
Sr. Member

yeah, funny thing is that as long as you select the GSIII on the initial screen, you can select any phone and it still gives access to the old plans even for new customers.  Someone definitely goofed.

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VZW_consumer
Member

Ann154 posted:

"I have begun the process without completing for upgrading my line after June 28 to see what options I had and to understand the new reality of plans.  I had never tried to "upgrade" to a Galaxy S III phone until tonight.  The iconic portal (old pre-order screens) did let let me keep both my grandfathered text plan and the unlimited data plan.  If I tired the upgrade with Droid 4 or Razr Maxx, the order process made me stop and chose the tiered data plans.  Looks like the webmasters have some work ahead of them to change it to match the rest of the site."

I think there is some confusion on these unlimited data plans.  Sales and marketing material always involve phsychological tricks to change the audiences perception of an idea.  I keep reading over and over how Verizon can and will take unlimted data away from every customer.  I'm not denying that they CAN take it away at any time.  I don't believe it is their intention to take the option away but rather to convince consumers to mover to the new "share everything" plans or to tiered data so as to increase profits.

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