1. heyitsapencil's Avatar
    Hi all,
    I am not sure if this will still work. I have unlimited lte with verizon right now. Let's call this line A, and this line has an upgrade. If I add a new line (now call it line B) with a basic phone (the 9.99 plan). Could I transfer my upgrade from line A to line B. Then take that phone and switch it to line A. (I believe it is called rinse and repeat). I am reading around and I am a little confused about Verizon's new upgrade transfer policy. I am asking because I would like to switch to a nokia 928. Any help help would be great.

    Thanks again
    05-27-2013 09:23 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    Moved to carrier discussion.
    05-27-2013 09:27 AM
  3. mrmdj31675's Avatar
    If I recall, as long as you pay full retail price for the device and put it on the line you want, unlimited data will be kept because you are not extending your contract with Verizon on the line in question.
    05-27-2013 11:57 AM
  4. Fear the Cubans's Avatar
    What you want to do is add a line, and put the 928 on the new line. Then you can do an esn change to switch the 928 to a basic phone, which will drop the data off, leaving the new line at $9.99. Then you can activate the SIM in the 928 to your line.

    Just don't expect the store to do all that for you. There are major red flags with that process, and they are watching stores closely for this practice. Go to the store (or wherever you get the phone from) and just act like you want to add a line and get the 928. Then you can do everything else from home.
    05-27-2013 12:21 PM
  5. kuya_wil's Avatar
    If you do what I did, you can use the device payment plan if you can't pay the full retail price all at once. But this can only be done in store and you have to qualify for it. If you have good payment history, you should qualify. Just another option to keep your unlimited data.
    05-27-2013 12:22 PM
  6. Fear the Cubans's Avatar
    The changed it so you can no longer steal a basic phone's upgrade to get a smartphone for another line on the account. And they also changed it so if you do transfer upgrades, the line that gets the phone loses the unlimited, not the line that actually gets extended.
    05-27-2013 12:23 PM
  7. heyitsapencil's Avatar
    so if I add a line with a basic phone first (9.99 plan), and then transfer my upgrade to that line (so I can get a 928), then take the 928 (after I activate it on the new line). Then I swap the 928 esn to the unlimited, and move the new line back to a $9.99 plan. I should not breach the new transfer policy, because the initial plan was a basic phone to begin with? Coincidentally I am getting rid of my landline and the $9.99 plan will work well as opposed to what my family pays now.
    05-29-2013 10:41 PM
  8. Fear the Cubans's Avatar
    No, opposite. Activate the new line on the 928. Then do an esn change to activate a basic phone to the new line - deactivating the 928. Now you can then esn change the 928 onto your line, and still keep the unlimited.

    Just buy a basic phone on Craigslist or eBay for cheap. If you buy one at the retail store, you are looking at at least $200.
    05-30-2013 07:46 PM

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