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Upgrading to new iPhone purchased used and keep unlimited data

Miembro

Hello everyone,

I purchased a used iPhone 5 online (currently have the 4S) and am on an old grandfathered family plan where I have unlimited data on my line. I would have thought this would have been as easy as going onto MyVerizon and activating the device after asking ESN (Have not completed the process because I do not want them to change my plan). Before I do that however, I want to ensure I am NOT losing my unlimited data. Again, I have not gotten a subsidized phone, this is me strictly buying a used one so I can keep my unlimited data and not change my plan.

I have been reading some stories where when they called they were forced to change my plan when going from 3G to 4G. I will simply NOT change my plan or change my stance on not keeping my unlimited data (and FYI I do not ever go over 2GB however I like having the option).

Any advice for me on how to do this? I am being overcautious because again, the sole reason for me to purchase a used iphone was to keep my unlimited data.

¡Gracias!

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Re: Upgrading to new iPhone purchased used and keep unlimited data

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You will need to get a new SIM card because the 4s uses a micro SIM and the 5 uses a nano SIM.

Call Customer Service and request one.  Or go to a Verizon corporate store.  You can get it at no cost.

Then put the new SIM card in the new device.

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Miembro

my understanding is as long as you purchased the phone yourself you will not lose the unlimited data

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Re: Upgrading to new iPhone purchased used and keep unlimited data

Líder Sénior

That's correct; BYOD (bring your own device) doesn't change anything on your plan.

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Re: Upgrading to new iPhone purchased used and keep unlimited data

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ttipgem wrote:

You will need to get a new SIM card because the 4s uses a micro SIM and the 5 uses a nano SIM.

Call Customer Service and request one.  Or go to a Verizon corporate store.  You can get it at no cost.

Then put the new SIM card in the new device.

They would have needed to get a new SIM card regardless of the SIM card size since the SIM card in the iPhone 4S is only for global GSM roaming use. Otherwise the iPhone 4S was a 3G only smartphone on the Verizon Wireless network and doesn't need the SIM card in the device to function in the USA.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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