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Advice on 4G/LTE upgrading with Verizon

FlashG

Jan 28, 2012, 5:30 PM
Looking for some advice on the best way to upgrade my phone and Broadband PC card on Verizon from 3G to 4G/LTE.

I have unlimited data plans (grandfathered) on both a 3G PC card as well as unlimimited data plan on my 3G Droid3, I have been told that I can carry over my phone unlimited plan to a 4G device and am tentatively going to do this when the Droid 4 is released (I am partial to a physical keyboard). I tried to do the same with my PC card for a USB or MiFi device but despite the fact that the Verizon rep said the billing codes are the same, she had a screen pop up that prevented her from keeping my plan and shipping me the 4G device. I have heard about moving SIM cards to MiFi devices, and am open to any other options. Thoughts on ...
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vzwinagent

Jan 28, 2012, 8:06 PM
Not really a good way. The phone will keep unlimited without issue.

The old unlimited plans on mobile broadband devices will be an issue. She actually was mistaken in that 3G and 4G plans are different for mobile broadband devices. The unlimited will only work for 3G devices and even then I'm not sure it will work on all devices. Coding is even different for USB devices and MiFi's. So while unlimited might work on a 3G USB device it may not on a 3G Mifi. I really can't think of any way to keep unlimited on that line. It's true that if it were a regular 4G phone line with unlimited data you could take out the SIM card and put it in a 4G mifi and use the unlimited data. The issue is, there is no way to turn it to a phone line and ge...
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Jarahawk

Jan 28, 2012, 8:58 PM
Any 3G data card (even a MiFi) will work. I doubt that the 4G data devices will allow it. However, the best way to test this would be to perform a mock upgrade via My Verizon. Go through the motions of upgrading but do not submit the order.
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vzwinagent

Jan 28, 2012, 9:23 PM
MyVerizon wouldn't even allow you to keep it with a 3G device. It never allows grandfathered features or plans and requires you to switch to current pricing.
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Wireless Consultant

Jun 21, 2012, 8:42 AM
I was able to upgrade my device and keep unlimited.

http://curtismatthews.com/2012/06/17/i-got-unlimited ... »
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Jarahawk

Jan 29, 2012, 1:30 PM
Try upgrading at Best Buy. Don't mention these concerns. Just waltz in and try the upgrade.
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