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New Data Plans When Upgrading Phones

I recently noticed an ad for a free Verizon smart phone and was about to upgrade two of my family's older technology smart phones when my son pointed out to me that in doing so, I was giving up my unlimited data plan. Sure enough when I called Verizon, it was confirmed that the new plan would not provide unlimited data.

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Be advised. If you're a big data user, you may not want to do the hardware upgrade because your new contract will no longer provide unlimited data.

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March 28, 20130 found this helpful

Also when checking into upgrading, be careful if you have a plan that's been "grandfathered" in. Often if you upgrade, you lose that plan and end up paying much more on a new plan.

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April 1, 20130 found this helpful

I have the same problem with Sprint. They won't even let me get a smartphone on my old plan. It's just another way for them to get more money out of us.

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