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Upgrade question for iPhone 5 on Dumb Phone line
ineoxs
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My current situation is (I am the authorized owner for all these 5 lines):

Line 1 - smart phone with unlimited data -> eligible for upgrade

Line 2 - smart phone with unlimited data -> eligible for upgrade

Line 3 - dumb phones -> not eligible for upgrade (out-of-state with relatives)

Line 4 - dumb phones -> not eligible for upgrade (out-of-state with relatives)

Line 5 - dumb phones -> not eligible for upgrade (out-of-state with relatives)

I was wondering if the following scenario is possible:

1. Transfer Line 1 upgrade to Line 3

2. Order iPhone 5 with Line 3 by adding 2GB data

3. Activate the iPhone 5 upon arrival on Line 1 via online VZ account or phone with CSR (since I don't have access to Line 3 physically)

4. Remove 2GB data from line 3 (is this even needed since I am not activating iPhone 5 on Line 3. Theoretically, data should not be added to Line 3 as it's still a dumb phone)

5. Contract is renewed on Line 3 for 2 yrs

6. I keep my unlimited data on Line 1

Anyone had success with this scenario? If it's possible then I can repeat it with Line 2 and Line 5.

I got conflicting responses. Some folks are saying the dumb phone also needs to have an upgrade available.

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Re: Upgrade question for iPhone 5 on Dumb Phone line
mrpearsoy
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ineoxs wrote:

My current situation is:

Line 1 - smart phone with unlimited data -> eligible for upgrade

Line 2 - smart phone with unlimited data -> eligible for upgrade

Line 3 - dumb phones -> not eligible for upgrade (out-of-state with relatives)

Line 4 - dumb phones -> not eligible for upgrade (out-of-state with relatives)

Line 5 - dumb phones -> not eligible for upgrade (out-of-state with relatives)

I was wondering if the following scenario is possible:

1. Transfer Line 1 upgrade to Line 3

2. Order iPhone 5 with Line 3 by adding 2GB data

3. Activate the iPhone 5 upon arrival on Line 1 via online VZ account or phone with CSR (since I don't have access to Line 3 physically)

4. Remove 2GB data from line 3 (is this even needed since I am not activating iPhone 5 on Line 3. Theoretically, data should not be added to Line 3 as it's still a dumb phone)

5. Contract is renewed on Line 3 for 2 yrs

6. I keep my unlimited data on Line 1

Anyone had success with this scenario? If it's possible then I can repeat it with Line 2 and Line 5.

I got conflicting responses. Some folks are saying the dumb phone also needs to have an upgrade available.

You are PARTIALLY correct. If you do a alternate upgrade, it is going to extend the contract on line one, not line 3. you will have to activate the phone first on line 3 in order not to be charged back the full retail cost of the new device. You can move the phone to line 1, but I would not be surprised if the system catches this and makes you choose a tiered data plan given the fact that line 1 has a new contract. The only way you will TRULY know, is by doing it. Speculation can be unreliable. The things people try to do to get around new policies.....

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Re: Upgrade question for iPhone 5 on Dumb Phone line
mrpearsoy
Novice

ineoxs wrote:

My current situation is:

Line 1 - smart phone with unlimited data -> eligible for upgrade

Line 2 - smart phone with unlimited data -> eligible for upgrade

Line 3 - dumb phones -> not eligible for upgrade (out-of-state with relatives)

Line 4 - dumb phones -> not eligible for upgrade (out-of-state with relatives)

Line 5 - dumb phones -> not eligible for upgrade (out-of-state with relatives)

I was wondering if the following scenario is possible:

1. Transfer Line 1 upgrade to Line 3

2. Order iPhone 5 with Line 3 by adding 2GB data

3. Activate the iPhone 5 upon arrival on Line 1 via online VZ account or phone with CSR (since I don't have access to Line 3 physically)

4. Remove 2GB data from line 3 (is this even needed since I am not activating iPhone 5 on Line 3. Theoretically, data should not be added to Line 3 as it's still a dumb phone)

5. Contract is renewed on Line 3 for 2 yrs

6. I keep my unlimited data on Line 1

Anyone had success with this scenario? If it's possible then I can repeat it with Line 2 and Line 5.

I got conflicting responses. Some folks are saying the dumb phone also needs to have an upgrade available.

You are PARTIALLY correct. If you do a alternate upgrade, it is going to extend the contract on line one, not line 3. you will have to activate the phone first on line 3 in order not to be charged back the full retail cost of the new device. You can move the phone to line 1, but I would not be surprised if the system catches this and makes you choose a tiered data plan given the fact that line 1 has a new contract. The only way you will TRULY know, is by doing it. Speculation can be unreliable. The things people try to do to get around new policies.....

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Re: Upgrade question for iPhone 5 on Dumb Phone line
ineoxs
Member

Thanks. Problem is I don't have access to Line 3 as it's with my relative. I know I can activate everything over the phone/online and put the old dumb phone back on the line but it's just a hassle asking the relative not to use the phone for certain period of time.

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