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plans and phones from 3G to 4G
ZmonkeyR
Member

i am looking for the same answer... i want to get a 4g phone from Ebay but i dnt know if i can connect it on my 3g unlimited plan....

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Re: plans and phones from 3G to 4G
tikibar1
Community Leader
Community Leader

Yes, you can bring your own device without a change in your plan.  Just ensure that the phone is Verizon branded with a clean ESN/MEID.  You'll need a SIM card to activate it; they're free at your local Corporate Verizon store, or you can order one during the activation process if you activate the phone on-line.

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Re: plans and phones from 3G to 4G
ZmonkeyR
Member

Thanks, but i am saying i have ONLY 3g on my plan but want to use a 4g

phone....

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Re: plans and phones from 3G to 4G
tikibar1
Community Leader
Community Leader

Yes, I understood that; there is no difference between 3G and 4G where data plans are concerned.  When you get the SIM card and activate it, you'll have 4G whenever you are in a 4G service area.

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Re: plans and phones from 3G to 4G
ZmonkeyR
Member

thank you... but i do not think we are on the same page.. i have a

grandfathered in Unlimited 3G plan and NO 4G on my current plan. i do Not

wish to change my plan due to the fact that i will Lose my Unlimited 3G

plan, i was asking becuase i know if you are not in a 4G area a 4G phone

will "switch" to using 3G right? i wanted to find out if i could ONLY use

the 3G for a 4G phone (LG Intuition) ... again, ONLY 3G.. ALL the time.

(will not use ANY 4G ever)

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Re: plans and phones from 3G to 4G
ttipgem
Sr. Member

As tikibar stated, there's no difference between a 3G and 4G plan.

If you purchase a phone from a third party or from Verizon at full retail, you will not have to change your service plan.

As stated, you WILL need a SIM card.  And you can get one at no charge from a Verizon corporate store.

3G-4G doesn't matter.  You can possibly switch the phone to only use 3G but that is not necessary.

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Re: plans and phones from 3G to 4G
ZmonkeyR
Member

Ohhh Thank you VERY much... i have NO clue when it comes to any of this

3G/4G stuff LoL i didnt want to buy a Phone and not be able to use it LOL

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