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-==== Some terms ====+===== Some terms =====
   * Alternate Upgrade - Using an upgrade available on Line A to replace a phone on Line B. Line A loses it's upgrade and Line B gets a new phone.   * Alternate Upgrade - Using an upgrade available on Line A to replace a phone on Line B. Line A loses it's upgrade and Line B gets a new phone.
  
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   * Ineligible Device Offer - Something only a support rep can tell you. Apparently if you have a phone on your account which you can no longer buy, they give you a hidden discount off a new phone bought at retail price. This is used for the people who break their phone before their upgrade is available. In our case, could buy a $600 phone for $400.   * Ineligible Device Offer - Something only a support rep can tell you. Apparently if you have a phone on your account which you can no longer buy, they give you a hidden discount off a new phone bought at retail price. This is used for the people who break their phone before their upgrade is available. In our case, could buy a $600 phone for $400.
  
-==== Options ====+===== Options ​=====
  
 Verizon Approved: Verizon Approved:
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   * Have an unlimited plan with an upgrade, apply the upgrade to another line with an existing phone, then when you leave, swap the new phone to your line and re-active the original phone. (This is my method, see below)   * Have an unlimited plan with an upgrade, apply the upgrade to another line with an existing phone, then when you leave, swap the new phone to your line and re-active the original phone. (This is my method, see below)
  
-==== My Method ====+===== My Method ​=====
  
 My account as of yesterday morning: My account as of yesterday morning:
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   * Keep checking every step of the way and make sure your unlimited account does not get destroyed. In my case, I took a chance, you will have to using this method.   * Keep checking every step of the way and make sure your unlimited account does not get destroyed. In my case, I took a chance, you will have to using this method.
  
-==== The Story ====+===== The Story =====
  
 After being frustrated at some Verizon Wireless people flat out lying about what you can and can't do, my data usage etc, I started cold calling the Verizon Phone support reps and talked to someone useful. They told me that there is no way to keep the Unlimited data on my account and use that upgrade. If you use the upgrade it will renew the plan, even if you transfer the upgrade to a different line. If you use an upgrade from a different line (which I didn't have anyway) on to your line, it would also force it to a 2GB/mo or 6GB/mo plan. I talked with the guy and found I had the "​ineligible device offer" option on my Mom's phone that would give me $200 off full retail. That would mean I could get an LG G2 for $400 and keep my unlimited. That sounded like an option to me. After being frustrated at some Verizon Wireless people flat out lying about what you can and can't do, my data usage etc, I started cold calling the Verizon Phone support reps and talked to someone useful. They told me that there is no way to keep the Unlimited data on my account and use that upgrade. If you use the upgrade it will renew the plan, even if you transfer the upgrade to a different line. If you use an upgrade from a different line (which I didn't have anyway) on to your line, it would also force it to a 2GB/mo or 6GB/mo plan. I talked with the guy and found I had the "​ineligible device offer" option on my Mom's phone that would give me $200 off full retail. That would mean I could get an LG G2 for $400 and keep my unlimited. That sounded like an option to me.
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