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Verizon Support: 3G Customers Upgrading to 4G After July 7 Can Keep Unlimited Data

On our quest to try and provide you with as many different upgrade situations as possible that will allow you to keep your unlimited data plan after July 7, we may have another to add to the list.  This is one of those that many of us sort of figured would be the case, but with rumors swirling about and no official mention in any of the pieces we’ve reported on, we weren’t 100% sure.  Well, according to @VZWSupport (the official Verizon support account on Twitter), if you are currently locked into a 3G unlimited smartphone plan and will more-than-likely jump to a 4G phone after the July 7 tiers begin, you will still be able to keep your original data plan.  

What we have to hope, is that this support account actually read that reader’s question correctly, but all signs point to this being the case.  According to all of the information we brought to you first last week, 3G and 4G smartphone plans are exactly the same, so there shouldn’t be any issue going from 3G to 4G LTE and staying unlimited.  People still wanted clarification though and we hope this has at least helped a little.

Cheers Brendon!

  • Monk3ypulp

    Can my 3g xperia play become 4g then?

  • Crazykorn26

    Bullshit I upgraded to a 4g phone and my unlimited data immediately dropped off.  I was told if I switch back to a 3g phone they may be able to put my unlimited back on.  Needless to say I dropped verizon and switched to sprint got the 3d evo and I love it.

  • I really wonder how accurate this is.  I would hope it’s accurate coming from an official Verizon person, but Ive have heard from CSRs are Verizon stores that you wont be able to switch from unlim 3G to unlim 4G after July 7.  

    If the VZW Support tweet is true, I do sincerely feel like a moron for ditching my Droid X for a Thunderbolt.

  • Will

    Seriously we are trusting a tweet now?!  Theyll make you switch to a tiered plan by simply saying ” this so and so phone is only offered on a tiered price plan”  Typical bs.  It sucks, but my problem isn’t so much about tiered, as to how Verizon is handling the situation.  NOBODY can touch the speed of LTE, Verizon knows this, why aren’t they just coming out and telling it’s customers the real deal.  What you going to att for their hit and miss coverage?  Sprint with their holes all over the US?  T mobile?!  Seriously folks, we gonna get screwed, but at least we’ll still have the best network.  I want a bionic bad as hell, but from the sounds of things, even if I got a Charge and switched over…we’ll be forced into tier through the wonders of BIG RED.

  • Anonymous

    Oh boy.. now I don’t know what to do…. Switch or stay with crap at&t… http://www.appleownz.com/2011/06/25/should-you-go-to-verizon-for-unlimited-data-before-its-too-late/

  • Ty

    Not happening. I was texting a buddy of mine who works for verizon and asked in depth questions. He started getting compliance texts from verizon because they are monitoring employees text hardcore. He called me up and basically there are many hot words they cant use because of the change, and that anyone that has a data plan will pretty much be forced into the tiered plan. Their out is “this phone only has a contract with tiered pricing, so on and so forth” basically it sounds like we better get a charge or one of the three lte phones out now to ensure unlimited for two last years allowed. He basically said even if you were to sell and buy a bionic when it hits, theres no lock in and they may force you to sign a tiered contract because of that phone.

  • what if we go from a 4g to a 3g?

  • Dave

    I’m curious about the details of upgrading to a new smartphone post 7/7. Would you be able to jump from a iPhone to an Android powered device and keep your exisiting unlimited data plan?

  • Thanks for quoting me, Droid-Life! I’ve sent ton’s of news tips in the past to other tech sites and this is the only one that actually seems to read through their news tips.

    This reason just adds onto my list of why this tech site is the BEST out there. 🙂

    Thanks again, Droid-Life! 🙂

  • Thanks for quoting me, Droid-Life! I’ve sent ton’s of news tips in the past to other tech sites and this is the only one that actually seems to read through their news tips.

    This reason just adds onto my list of why this tech site is the BEST out there. 🙂

    Thanks again, Droid-Life! 🙂

  • Xxjwdxx

    So does the BB phones count as a smart phone?  I am confused if it will work if I upgrade after 7/7 to a better smart phone and be able to keep unlimited data.

    • Xxjwdxx

      Just asked on their twitter account and they said this:  Existing Smartphone(Blackberry) custs can keep unlimited data pricing when renewing or upgrading to another Smartphone. ^YK

  • Tried asking the girl at the Verizon kiosk if this was true yesterday and she was adamant that it was not and that anyone who upgrades their phone after the 7th will have to get the new data plans. I would be inclined to believe support and keep my assumption that most verizon store/kiosk employees have no idea what they’re talking about. No offense to anyone that may be here as you are most likely the select few.

  • Timmah

    I just called CS and they said “The 4G plan will stay after the new plans are released”. Then he tried to sell me a 4G phone LOL.

  • Timmah

    Sprint just said “dammit”.

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