2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2012 11:13 AM by tikibar1 RSS

    Will I lose my unlimited data if I upgrade from an Android to an iphone?

    paige2114

      I am due for an upgrade in a few months and I am really leaning towards the new iphone. My question is...I have an unlimited family data plan, if I switch to an iphone will I be forced to change data plans? I work in litigation and I use a lot of data. My bill is already outrageous and I don't want to have to pay their ridiculous data charges on top of the $30 "smartphone data plan" charges for both phones.

        • 1. Re: Will I lose my unlimited data if I upgrade from an Android to an iphone?
          silver6056

          If you "upgrade" by getting a new phone at a subsidized price, starting a new contract, you will lose unlimited on the upgraded line.  Doesn't matter what you upgrade from or to.

           

          So you can pay full retail, get the phone from somewhere else, or do some line swapping/adding on family plans to keep unlimited.

          • 2. Re: Will I lose my unlimited data if I upgrade from an Android to an iphone?
            tikibar1

            paige2114 wrote:

             

            I am due for an upgrade in a few months and I am really leaning towards the new iphone. My question is...I have an unlimited family data plan, if I switch to an iphone will I be forced to change data plans? I work in litigation and I use a lot of data. My bill is already outrageous and I don't want to have to pay their ridiculous data charges on top of the $30 "smartphone data plan" charges for both phones.

            If you have an old calling plan, you may not have much of a choice but to change plans.  If your plan is relatively new, as mentioned above, you can keep your unlimited data by paying full retail price for your phone, getting the phone from somewhere like ebay (Best Buy and the like will also result in the loss of your unlimited data), or try swapping/adding lines.  Also, if you aren't aware, as of this spring there is a $30 upgrade fee.