Ok, I have four lines of service on my account. (no data plans) Two of the lines are eligible for an equipment upgrade, neither being my phone (the primary). My question is simple; I'd like to upgrade my phone to a smart phone with a data plan, but I still have 18 months to go for a discount. Has anyone experienced something similar? I'm wondering if since I'll be upgrading to a data plan, if I could get discount on the phone?
Primary lines get a bigger discount? I didn't know that. But then again, I'm not the primary on my account so I wouldn't know.
It seems like it would be so much of a hassle to switch the primary to another person and then switch it back later. Why don't you just use the upgrade from one of the other numbers? You'll still get a discount. It just won't be as big a discount as primary lines must get.
You can do what's called an alternate upgrade. You can use the upgrade eligibility on any phone on your account to upgrade your line. You get whatever discount that line is eligible for and the contract on that line is extended. I don't know if you can do this at authorized agents but you can do it at VZW corporate stores.
Best of luck.