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    Considering leaving Verizon

    It's about time to get new phones (3 years old now... DroidX and Droid Incredible) and we're considering leaving Verizon. This is our current plan:

    2 lines
    $113.16 (including discounts due to my employer)
    700 mins shared
    Unlimited data (no longer offered if we switch plans)
    No text plan

    Just starting to look around. Any advice? What's the best place to compare plans from different carriers?

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    if you don't need many minutes, i think you should stick to unlimited data plans and to get new phones add a line and transfer the upgrades from ltd data lines to the newly added line that way you only have 1 unlimited data line which is in contract and the other 1 will still be out of contract and for the newly added line you could put up a basic phone

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    And if your really savvy... Just disable basic line after using it for the upgrades ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuluTimmy View Post
    And if your really savvy... Just disable basic line after using it for the upgrades ;-)

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    Wouldn't the new line have a contract? I don't see how this works.

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    You add a line on byod option which will be month on month basis, transfer upgrade from line 1 (unltd data) to line 3 (new), upgrade on line 3 and activate phone on it before moving phone to line 1, then do the same with line 2 (unltd data) upgrade. Once phones are upgraded, line 1 and line 2 will have 2 years contract instead of month on month. Now line 3 will still be month on month and you will be ok to close that line. So you basically pay extra for may be just a few days for that new line + activation fee for adding line. Upgrade fees would have been applicable anyway (so ignore that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingArrow View Post
    ...... What's the best place to compare plans from different carriers?
    The carriers' websites. Start with the coverage maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhan.cma View Post
    You add a line on byod option which will be month on month basis, transfer upgrade from line 1 (unltd data) to line 3 (new), upgrade on line 3 and activate phone on it before moving phone to line 1, then do the same with line 2 (unltd data) upgrade. Once phones are upgraded, line 1 and line 2 will have 2 years contract instead of month on month. Now line 3 will still be month on month and you will be ok to close that line. So you basically pay extra for may be just a few days for that new line + activation fee for adding line. Upgrade fees would have been applicable anyway (so ignore that).

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    Nice. That's what I should have done in the first place and will continue to do from now on.

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    Somebody usually asks, at about this point, why vzw allows people to engage in such skulduggery. Look at the thread title, again. Then think of it as a retentions program.

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    I call it a CUSTOMer made retention offer.... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhan.cma View Post
    You add a line on byod option which will be month on month basis, transfer upgrade from line 1 (unltd data) to line 3 (new), upgrade on line 3 and activate phone on it before moving phone to line 1, then do the same with line 2 (unltd data) upgrade. Once phones are upgraded, line 1 and line 2 will have 2 years contract instead of month on month. Now line 3 will still be month on month and you will be ok to close that line. So you basically pay extra for may be just a few days for that new line + activation fee for adding line. Upgrade fees would have been applicable anyway (so ignore that).

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    Where have I been?? Does this really work? Can you do it all online or do you have to go through customer service? I'm assuming you just sign up with the 2gb data plan for line 3. Can I do this with 4 lines?

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by sortsol
    Where have I been?? Does this really work?
    Oh it works. All online. Rule #1 of upgrade transfers...do not talk about upgrade transfers.


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    Agreed. End of discussion.... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sortsol View Post
    Where have I been?? Does this really work? Can you do it all online or do you have to go through customer service? I'm assuming you just sign up with the 2gb data plan for line 3. Can I do this with 4 lines?

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Certainly you can do it online. Yes 4th line should work too. If you are unable to do via BYOD online, call customer services and they will do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhan.cma View Post
    Certainly you can do it online. Yes 4th line should work too. If you are unable to do via BYOD online, call customer services and they will do it

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    Do I have to already have an old phone lying around to do this? I'm trying to add a line and it won't let me without the device ID.

    I just spoke to someone at Verizon and they said it wouldn't work. If I do the upgrade it will cancel the unlimited data. But I'm going to trust you guys and try it.

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