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  1. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    I just upgraded to a 928 -- kept my unlimited data.
    How the f*** did you manage to do that???
    07-13-2013 12:22 PM
  2. mjperry51's Avatar
    You mean you bought the phone at full retail value and kept your unlimited data? Or did you buy it subsidized and was able to keep your unlimited data? Which the latter is impossible...
    I suppose it wasn't a straight upgrade. We have two lines; I transferred the upgrade to my line and kept the unlimited plan.
    07-13-2013 12:35 PM
  3. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I upgraded to a 928 and also kept unlimited data ;)


    Also a family plan, also used other line upgrade.
    07-13-2013 07:29 PM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    Family plan is great. There's me, my wife, and my step-son on my plan. Step-son has a dumb phone. So in November, I used his upgrade to get my 822. Hey, if you're 33 years old and on my plan, I get to use your upgrade. Then in May I used my own upgrade to get the 928, and my wife got my 822 (both of which replaced day-one Trophies). Now, whenever the 1028 hits Verizon, I'll use her upgrade, and get it, passing the 928 to her.

    I have the best wife in the world.
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    07-13-2013 08:24 PM
  5. boovish's Avatar
    If you're the only one on the plan you can drop it down to 512MB I think
    07-14-2013 02:51 AM
  6. Huime's Avatar
    Thanks for those words of advice. I'm sure you read every page of a EULA too.
    I trusted what I was told by the CSR that the plan would cost me less.
    This is really what I would do on spot or within the 14days I receive the phone. A quick glance is really no more than 10min.
    07-14-2013 05:47 AM
  7. Fear the Cubans's Avatar
    I thought you had to change if you wanted a subsidized phone. That's how they are getting rid of unlimited data plans.
    you don't have to move to Share Everything, but you can't keep the unlimited. You should have been able to keep your 450 mins, and would have been bumped to 2gb for the same $30 you were paying for unlimited
    07-14-2013 10:45 PM
  8. Fear the Cubans's Avatar
    If you're the only one on the plan you can drop it down to 512MB I think
    there is no 512 plan. There is a 300mb Share Everything plan for $40, and a 1gb plan for $50.
    07-14-2013 10:46 PM
  9. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    I got the new phone (928) and lost my unlimited data plan yes. This wasnt an issue to me as I dont use hardly any data. My whole purpose with this was to get a cheaper phone bill as this is what was said to me.
    Fing lies, my bill is now higher and since its past the 14 days now Im SOL.
    Beware everyone, your bill will go up with the new plans.
    Yup. This was talked about when the "new" SHARE EVERYTHING plans came out. For some, it might save them money, but for others the bill will be increased or at least include a smaller amount of tiered data instead of unlimited.

    For me, upgrading a phone at the discounted price, I was told by the store I'd need to change from our Family Share 1400 with 2 smart phones (both unlimited data), and 2 feature phones (dumb flip phones really), I'd have to switch to shared everything. If I tried to keep enough shared data to cover our usage, my bill would go up by over $50 per month.

    You really have to be careful when upgrading your phone at discounted prices, especially if you are on a plan which is no longer being offered, because they always try and move you to their current plans.
    07-15-2013 10:28 AM
  10. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    In my experience moving to a newer plan almost always means getting more for less. Unless your current plan gives you access to SIGNIFICANTLY more service than you actually use, it is probably not worth changing plans. I've priced out plans for me and my wife on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile (to replace current unlimited data, 450 minutes talk, 200 texts each) and any kind of comparable service has always cost more. Unless or until we have like five kids, or join a cult with a family plan, I am not changing.

    I get why these carriers' new plans always seem to squeeze maximum revenue out of as many people as possible- it is their job. But I get annoyed that they try to market them as beneficial, and act as if they're finally answering our prayers. Want to just use all the data you're paying for? Go for it, but you'll need to pay a separate service fee every month, for every single device that accesses the data. I hate them all. When will they finally submit, and just realize they are nothing more than dumb pipes? They offer no additional value. Can you imagine if your electrical provider charged you a monthly fee for every appliance that tapped into the power grid? Or if your water company charged you for every faucet in the house? I think it is only a matter of time before the government, at the behest of the people, steps in and says 'enough'. Telecommunications access is as much a necessary utility as is power and water.
    07-15-2013 11:12 AM
  11. hopmedic's Avatar
    ........Unless or until we have like five kids, or join a cult with a family plan, I am not changing.
    I've been writing up my business plan and gathering up the necessary equipment (altars, brazen lavers, etc.) to start up my cult. Wanna join? There will be burnt sacrifice of Android devices continually sending the pleasing aroma up to heaven unto God.
    Last edited by hopmedic; 07-15-2013 at 08:53 PM.
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    07-15-2013 11:56 AM
  12. mjperry51's Avatar
    I've been writing up my business plan and gathering up the necessary equipment (altars, brazen lavers, etc.) to start up my cult. Wanna join? There will be burnt sacrifice of Android devices continually sending the pleasing arome up to heaven unto God.
    07-15-2013 12:10 PM
  13. Scorpio5x0's Avatar
    You mean you bought the phone at full retail value and kept your unlimited data? Or did you buy it subsidized and was able to keep your unlimited data? Which the latter is impossible...
    Not impossible. There are ways to work around getting a subsidized phone and keeping unlimited data. I have upgraded twice with subsidized pricing and have kept unlimited data both times.
    07-15-2013 12:15 PM
  14. Fear the Cubans's Avatar
    Not impossible. There are ways to work around getting a subsidized phone and keeping unlimited data. I have upgraded twice with subsidized pricing and have kept unlimited data both times.
    only way to upgrade and keep unlimited data is to upgrade another line on your account all the way through. Then esn swap to get the new phone from that line to yours.
    07-15-2013 02:01 PM
  15. mjperry51's Avatar
    only way to upgrade and keep unlimited data is to upgrade another line on your account all the way through. Then esn swap to get the new phone from that line to yours.
    Verizon allows you to assign an upgrade to another phone in your plan without swapping ESNs -- just did it. . .
    07-15-2013 02:09 PM
  16. mlcooper54's Avatar
    Actually, the carriers are more than just 'dumb pipes.' Someone has to pay for the new towers, the LTE upgrades, the backhaul connections, etc. Not that I'm sticking up for carrier data pricing mind you.

    My company has 36 devices, 5 of them dumb phones. We're switching to the share everything plan and will have 60 GB shared data. We expect to save around $400/month.
    07-15-2013 03:25 PM
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