If your Verizon unlimited plan was incorrectly changed, Verizon will allow you to get it back
0. phoneArena 09 Jul 2012, 19:57 posted on
Those whom pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S III from Verizon before the June 28th start of Big Red's Share Everything plan had been promised that they could still be grandfathered in for unlimited data; but what happened to those whose plans was mistakenly changed by Verizon
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1. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
Unlimited data is dead like the dodo and RIM.
4. Hammerfest (Posts: 370; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Hes a troll, Ive already reporting him to the Otterbox PR team... his trolling here is very bad for business...
16. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
Stating the obvious is not rooting.
5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9045; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Otterbox, why are you even on this article?
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9045; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I got the T-Mobile version and it's stunning. Just simply stunning. You would have to be an idiot to pick an iPhone over this.
8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3043; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I took my SGS3 and held it over the iphone 4S and my screen was bigger than the entire iphone itself. I don't care if it isnt as easy to hold with one hand or use. The screen size for web browsing and watching videos kills it completely. One of the biggest reasons why I love this device. It's litterally not much taller than the DROID RAZR, it's a really nice device all around.
12. cfprelude (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Couldn't agree more! I actually returned the razr because it was too wide/big for me to use one handed... and I'm a fairly big guy. Because of hownthe built this, it fits great in my hand or my wife's smaller one. And we're both coming from iPhones most recently. And the screen is justplain impressive. Vibrant colors that make our iPhones feel really old. And outdated. Obviously we're quite pleased with them so far so now wellwjust see about battery life ;) over our first full day tomorrow.
15. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
Why would someone be an idiot for choosing a good phone?
18. tedkord (Posts: 5503; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
They wouldn't. Buy what's best for you.
The idiots are the ones, like my sister-in-law, who buy it "because its an iPhone." Or who won't even look at another phone "because its not an iPhone."
I actually had that conversation with her when I suggested she try another phone when she was complaining about her iPhone constantly dropping calls.
7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3043; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
As much as I miss unlimited data, we all know it's going to be gone sooner than later. I am fine with having 5GBs of data every month, I rarely ever go anywhere near the limit. While the data abusers will get charged up the butt like they should be lol
9. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
They'll never make me get rid of my unlimited data. I'll be upgrading at full price from now on. Completely worth it for me, considering I use about 10 GB a month.
19. tedkord (Posts: 5503; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Eventually, they will get you off it. At some point, the phones they offer will be deemed incompatible with the plans.
10. tgom222 (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
Got my pre-order on Friday. Activated and kept unlimited without a hitch. I really love this phone. Anyone worried that you can't handle the size (that's what she said /MichaelScott) owes it to themselves to just handle one. It really is a delight to use.
11. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
It was an "accident." I just have a feeling they did this on purpose.
13. nicholassss (Posts: 358; Member since: 10 May 2012)
A conspiracy to nab everyone who wasnt paying attention.
17. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
It happened to me. I had preordered it and took screen captures showing on my receipt and my contract that it was still unlimited "Web and Data" as they put it just because I feared something like this would happen. I called right away after realizing I had been switched over to the 2GB. At first they tried telling me it was supposed to happen and 4G Unlimited was not that same as Unlimited data or some bs like that, then when I basically had to prove that I knew what I was talking about in tech lingo and they changed it back. Really annoying, but at least I have Unlimited 4G LTE.
21. MCurry01 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)
I ordered the S3 strictly to keep my unlimited plan.
Does anyone know how soon I will need to activate the phone (or any other 4G phone) in order to keep that unlimited plan? I am not quite sure I'm ready/willing to carry a phone of this size, and I am considering just selling the thing and using that money to buy something that really excites me in the future. But if I don't activate a 4G phone under my new 4G plan (I'm currently wielding an iPhone), will I lose the unlimited plan? I'm completely willing to renew the contract, I am just not in a hurry to switch phones.
Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.
22. tgom222 (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
You will need to activate it to agree to your new contract. If you don't activate within a certain time (I believe it is 14-30 days) they will charge you full price for the phone because it would be a contract-free phone.
Any new contract in the future will terminate your unlimited. If you activate and find you don't like it, you can still go back to the iPhone and sell the GS3 while staying under contract. I personally think mine carries very well. I actually was patting my pocket yesterday to make sure my phone was still there.
23. needgeech (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
What happened to the people who preordered S3 from BB etc?? Did they get to keep unlimited data, 22-25% corp disc. AND the TT Plus Data $20 per line discount???? That extra $20 x4 lines/mo discount is what kept me from buying for $50 less at BB after the future-now present--$50 price match.
I activated my wife's S3 preordered from VZW.com yesterday at a Corp. store and they had problems seeing that I ordered it by June 27th, but I showed them the email. I think, though, that if they had just pushed through the activation with out me asking to make sure that unlimited/corp disc/and talk text plus data $20 would still be there. . .that it would have gone through automatically anyways as I did not get the email/receipt saying unlimited was no longer available.