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Here's how you can still get unlimited data on Verizon

Posted: , by Victor H.


Here's how you can still get unlimited data on Verizon
Here’s a neat little trick which allows you to bypass Verizon Wireless’ system restrictions and actually get the good old unlimited data plan the company nixed in the summer of 2011. Obviously, this is something the carrier is likely to remove very quickly so you’d need to act fast.

All you can eat data is something pretty much every smartphone user out there dreams for, but you should also be warned that it’s possible for Verizon to revert that on your smartphone. In either case, for the most adventurous among you, here’s how you can try to sneak and get under-the-radar unlimited data.

1. Dial *611 from your Verizon phone, or 1-800-922-0204 from any phone.
2. Wait for computer CSR to go through the main menu. You will need your Verizon phone # and account PIN or last 4 of SSN.
3. Hit option 4.
4. When it asks you what you would like to do today say "Add a feature."
5. If you have a 3G device (which includes all iPhones): Say you would like to add the $20 2GB 3G Mobile Hotspot FEATURE to your phone. If you have a 4G device: Say you would like to add the $30 Unlimited 4G Mobile Hotspot FEATURE to your phone. According to StopTheCap [http://stopthecap.com/2011/07/12/how-to-get-verizon-wireless-4g-30-unlimited-use-hotspot-feature-added-to-your-account/], they may be able to locate this feature via referencing feature code #76153.
6. Your data plan will now be the $29.99 unlimited data plan, and you'll have either the 2GB or unlimited Mobile Hotspot feature on top of that.
7. OPTIONAL - if you don't want the Mobile Hotspot feature} Log into My Verizon and remove the Mobile Hotspot FEATURE from your account. Many people recommend waiting a few days (at a minimum) to remove the feature. The $29.99 unlimited data plan should remain on your account.
8. If they say they can't add that feature to your plan, or that you must bundle your data + mobile hotspot service together as a single data plan, tell them thank you, hang up, and repeat the steps above.

And voila, you should be all set! Has it worked for you? Let us know in the comments below.

source: Gizmodo

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posted on 03 Jan 2012, 04:52 1

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

Thanks for the heads up but I would rather it be put in media outlets later than sooner so Verizon does not change that sooner but rather later. This is not a story I would think I would want to put out there first. It's kinda like tattle tailing or ruining it for people considering how many people read this and these kind of sites

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 07:13 1

6. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

I was thinking the same thing, why the heck publish this in the mainstream??? Verizon Managers read these articles, as does Apple (that's why PhoneArena has an "Agreement" with their employer [Apple] to ban certain anti-Apple words from this site, but I digress; publishing this is one sure fire way of bringing a speedy end to this "system glitch".

I was actually able to get Unlimited Data for my RAZR™ a completely different way but, I promised the rep' that I would never tell anyone and, therefore, I can not share. But at least I got rid of that KRAPPPPY DROID X.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 04:52 2

2. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

or switch to sprint

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 04:56

3. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

Cause unless you don't have unlimited data on Verizon sprint sucks compared to from my experience. 10 extra for 4g that is not as good and is not going to see another two years before it is replaced by real 4g

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 07:17

7. e.wvu (unregistered)

Well Sprint pretty much no longer uses the $10 add-on as just a "4G Smartphone" now calling it a charge for all premium devices, smartphones 4G or not.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 08:36

13. EvoHero (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 May 2011)

I'm surprised by how many people still think the $10 fee is for 4G phones.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 18:59

26. Gdrye (Posts: 110; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

Im surprised how many people think thats a rip off..you get a $79.99 with Text messages and Data included with the minutes, not add another $20 for text and $25-$30 for 2GB of data allowance..yet you complain about $10

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 23:27

29. Kease (Posts: 36; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

Yes! Now that is hilarious, because when you do all the math, for the same services it works out sprint its the same or cheaper in most instances. Verizon had the killer network, but pricing is not their advantage.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 06:08

4. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I already have unlimited data for everyone on my family account. I have a Thunderbolt myself so no issues here.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 06:34 2

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3103; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Doesnt work anymore. There is no way to add Mobile Hotspot, it just tries to transfer you to customer service.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 07:44 2

8. phoneguru173 (Posts: 54; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

Sprint's Unlimited plan is a great value.....now if you only had COVERAGE in which you could use your handset, then you might be on to something!

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 07:53 2

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3103; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Yea their data is basically useless if you are inside a building. I get good coverage outside everywhere I go but the data speeds stop all together in any house or building.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 08:06 2

11. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

That's why we here in NYC have special outdoor Sprint Glass Hubs, they also dubble as MTA Bus Shelters but do not let that fool you. Whenever we have problems with coverage we just leave our apartments and walk to the nearest MTA bus stop (with glass shelter), take a seat, pretend we're waiting on the bus and make use of our Unlimited Data; these hubs come in handy in the snow and rain, I just wish they were heated (or cooled for summer) in some way.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 07:59 1

10. davin8r (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)

I got transferred to customer service, the rep added it for me (I gave her the feature code from the article), and it worked!

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 08:20

12. akhi216 (Posts: 61; Member since: 01 May 2011)

Worked for me of an Xperia Play. Thanks Phone Arena.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 09:13

14. xupru (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Failed once with galaxy nexus. I already have 12 gb with hotspot. Paying 70 a month for it so you can probably tell why i wanted to get this deal.

If someone with similar situation can get it to work, i'll give it another try.

Was told by rep that the 30 only activated hotspot for phones already with unlimited data

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 10:06

16. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

Because you already have the hot spot feature ... I wonder if that is why?

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 10:01

15. terry_12s (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jul 2008)

It seems to have worked for me.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 12:23

17. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

I still have my unlimited plan from when I signed up in fall 2010. Hope I get to keep it when I switch to a 4G phone some day...

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 13:36

18. seanjohnusa91 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

You should. I did. And if you don't talk customer service's ear off until they put it back on =].

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 14:12

19. MagicTaco (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I had unlimited data when I upgraded to a 4G phone and I was able to keep it. I was a little worried I would lose it too but I called customer service prior to my upgrade and they said I would be fine.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 20:26

27. BattleBrat (Posts: 1431; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I went from my droid 1 to my RAZR, and they let me keep my unlimited data.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 14:34

20. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Wow, a useful article from PA for once.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 14:37 1

21. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

tried to do this recently and had no luck. anyone have an update? i'm a verizon employee on a customer based account so I would like to have unl data too!

the feature code already doesnt work however, so i imagine Verizon got wind of this.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 15:48

23. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

Of course they got wind of this you dummy. Go sell another Iphone case and milk data from your FIOS.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 16:56 2

24. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

im glad that in your overly condescending response you failed to read the other postings of people who got this to work no more than 4 hours ago (from my original posting).

perhaps in your anally retentive dissection of my post i should have mentioned the phrase "Verizon got wind of this and actually DID something about it"

no need to be a complete jerk.

clearly Verizon got wind of this but by implication i was saying that they actually did something about it.

gonna blame the dummy card on you for not figuring that out

Secondly i think the iphone sucks and FIOS doesnt even exist in the state of Michigan at this time (or at least not in my area). So im glad that not only do you make irrational insults, but clearly dont catch any form of implication.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 22:09

30. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

Less QQ. More Pew Pew. I did fig. it out, dummy. Ur comment wasn't needed. Mine wasn't either, but you spoke first and I had to crush. Iphone doesn't suck. True techs no this. Battery is amazing, love watching droid users (and I like Android Phones) running for a charging port at the airport. Too Funny.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 15:47 1

22. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

10 hours ago, by Victor H. Someone should beat Victor H for posting this. Freeeking N00bs

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 18:29

25. RAIDERWILL (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

Better Read The Fine Print..

Before you get yourself into Legal Trouble.. And a Finanical Hole when they send collections after you..

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 20:34

28. Courtimus (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

I work at a retailer and saw this occur a few weeks ago, but to my knowledge this no longer works.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 08:14

31. vzwapple83 (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

You all realize that there is a team of people working on fixing this problem and removing the plan from people's accounts, right? And that you'll be charged any overages from your normal 2/5/10 gig plan? It's Verizon. One of the biggest companies in the world - you really think the company will let you keep your illegal data plan?
Thanks in advance for the money you'll be paying in overages. Helps my bonus at the end of the year. The more money the company makes, the more money I make.

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