I am looking into Buying Retail a New Blackberry Q10. Doing this to avoid having to Give up my old Data Plan. Have read that when you activate a new Phone it forces you to pick a new Plan. Is this True? and How to I avoid this? Any other advise in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
20 Year Plus Verizon Client
If you purchase a device at full retail or a used one from ebay or swappa.com, etc. then you can keep your unlimited data plan. Right now the only things that would make you drop your unlimited data is if you got a subsidized phone from verizon in exchange for a 2 year contract or if you moved to a Share Everything plan.
Does this apply going from a 3G phone to 4G phone? Thank you for your response.
Yes. It doesn't matter which device or device type you go into, as long as you're not getting a discounted phone in exchange for a new 2 year contract then you are not required to change plans/lose unlimited data.
The only "unlimited" plan I can think of where this would not apply is the old Connect plan for multimedia/basic phones. That unlimited data, on devices such as the LG Voyager, EnvTouch, and other "multimedia" devices is not the same.
If you currently have an individual $29.99 unlimited data plan with a 3G Smartphone, then you can buy a BBQ10 retail and activate it with the same data plan and keep the unlimited.