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Transferring Unlimited Data Plan to Another Phone in a Family Plan
aznsolidus
Member
Currently one person in our family plan has an unlimited data plan. Another person is upgrading their phone to a smartphone. We wanted to know if it was possible for the person upgrading to get the unlimited data plan transferred to their new phone and the first person gets the regular data plan.
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Re: Transferring Unlimited Data Plan to Another Phone in a Family Plan
spottedcatfish

If they are willing to trade phone numbers (or get new numbers) then yes.  When you upgrade, you can end up with the phone active on any line on your plan that you choose.  That means that the new smartphone could certainly be placed on the line with the grandfathered data feature.  What you won't be able to do is switch your existing phone numbers between lines, or move grandfathered features between lines, Verizon policy just doesn't allow it.

 

Once you get the phone activated on the line with the features you want, you could then ask for a new random number from Verizon (it might make the transition easier).  It's free if you do it online through MyVerizon.

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Re: Transferring Unlimited Data Plan to Another Phone in a Family Plan
GTIMKV
Member

If you are thinking of swapping phone numbers, then no it can not be done.

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Re: Transferring Unlimited Data Plan to Another Phone in a Family Plan
vanessas_vzw
Verizon Employee

Good afternoon and thank you spottedcatfish and GTIMKV for your responses! 

 

aznsolidus, this is a really good question, as I had to go over the scenario several times.  The grandfathered Unlimited Data Plan will only apply to the line it is currently on.  If any line currently does not have the Unlimited Data Plan, there is no way to get it, as you will have to choose from our current data plans.  Therefore, if a line currently has a Smartphone with the Unlimited Data Plan, that line can upgrade to another Smartphone, or change to another Smartphone at any time, with the same Unlimited Data Plan.  However, there is no way to swap the plan to a different phone number or phone line.  

 

Thank you,

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