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Pre-order the Galaxy SIII From Verizon and You Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan

When Verizon announced this morning that customers could pre-order the Samsung Galaxy SIII starting June 6 at 7AM, the first question that many asked was, “Do we get to keep our unlimited data plan?” With no shared data plans in sight at this point, it seemed obvious that you would, however, there was a note in the press release that read, “Customers that purchase a Galaxy S III will need to subscribe to a 4G LTE mobile broadband data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data,” which scared a number of you.

To clear this all up, we reached out to Verizon’s PR team and they confirmed to us that if you pre-order the device, even at the subsidized $199 or $249 prices, that you will get to keep your unlimited data package (assuming you have one now). If you are a new customer or are adding a line, you would be subject to the $30 per month, 2GB tier.

We aren’t exactly sure what will happen to those of you that do not pre-order and wait until the phone is actually launched, as there is a chance that Verizon will have kicked off their shared data plans by then. If that is the case, you may have to accept one of their new shared data tiers if you choose to buy the phone at a discounted rate at that time.

Again, if you pre-order though, you get to keep your unlimited data.

  • Just got my PREORDERED(on preorder release day) sIII in today and am being told that I have to downgrade to tiered data since I am activating after the 28th. Is there anything I can do?

  • Smart shopper

    This article is a lie. I just called Verizon and you DO NOT get to keep your unlimited data if you preorder. The only way to keep it, is to pay for the phone for full price ($650) with no contract. Nice misleading article.

  • Molly

    My husband tried to pre-order from Verizon last night and they said the unlimited data plan option was not true. Major Bummer. Check your facts, Droid Life.

    • s3bound

      your husband ordered on the 29th. the 28th was the last day to order AND keep your unlimited data. you and your husband need to check your facts.

  • Just called Verizon, told them I preordered at best buy on launch day. They said I can keep my unlimited plan since i initiated the sale before June 28. I made them not my account to make sure this is good, even if the phone comes in after the 28th.

  • What if you preorder through Best Buy? I remember reading a post here on that but I can’t find it anymore.

  • Angel Langridge

    By pre-ordering, do I pay that at time of ordering or can I add it to my bill and pay that way?

  • why on Verizon’s website does it say the price is 199 with 2-year upgrade AND data package required? someone please explain

  • Alfonso Sanchez

    2 GB of data after Im already unlimited??? F#cK that im switching to Sprint! ASAP