Older data plans will work with Verizon's Apple iPhone 4?

Older data plans will work with Verizon's Apple iPhone 4?
Are you a current Verizon Wireless customer that’s still grandfathered to a data plan that’s no longer being offered? Well if you are, you might be intrigued to know that it just might work with Big Red’s upcoming shiny new Apple iPhone 4.

One of our tipsters recently placed a pre-order for the smartphone, but after reading the long listing of features that are intended to work with the handset, there is a piece of information at the bottom of the page that’s going to be great news for some. Specifically, it says that “if you have an existing smartphone data feature (e.g. former Alltel customer, 150MB plan or a bundled voice & data plan) you can still activate the phone by calling customer service at 1-800-922-0204 upon receipt of the phone & activation, and stay on your existing calling plan.”

Granted that you still have to select either the $29.99 or $44.99 smartphone data packages when you place your pre-order online, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be placed on it. Meaning, if you’re currently paying $15/month for the 150MB data plan, then it’ll still work with the handset – but you’ll need to call customer service for it to activate correctly. Nevertheless, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not customers sitting on even older data plans will be able to transition it to the iPhone 4.

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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h talk time)



1. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

I go through 150mb in 4 days. Doesn't work for me!

2. DieselSurfer unregistered

This doesnt apply to Verizon Customers, only to Alltel customers that were brought over with the buyout. Some tipster.

3. applesauce unregistered

Wierd, it says the visual voicemail is free in the pic. It's supposed to be $2.99/mo

4. applesauce unregistered

Whoa, and insurance too? I thought apple was doing the same thing with the at&t version, AppleCare and/or that insurance app for $11.99/mo. Wierd, or incorrect?

13. tragichero

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 07, 2011

at my authorized retailer we are offering are same old insurance. 99.99 up front fee in store and if anything happends to its 39.99 claim fee. you get a brand new replacement (not referb) up untill your contract ends. by far the best deal out there!

5. Big_red_rep_24 unregistered

The 150mb data plan is discontinued for new people signing for a smartphone but if you already have it, you are grandfathered in on that plan. Visual voicemail on the iPhone is free, it is apple's version. It replaces the regular voicemail we have always had at verizon. You can get our total equipment coverage insurance for $6.99 per month with a $100 deductible through asurion or AppleCare for $69.99 for only an extended warranty through apple

6. Big_red_rep_24 unregistered

They have changed everything so much so who knows for sure

7. HowStupid unregistered

Who the fucx cares about this, what does this article even show? Everyone knew the data plans last week. Phucking stupid

8. zer0luxx

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

TEC is 10.99/month. $169/$199 deductible 16gb/32gb

9. Glorfindale

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

I don't think it's the same visual voicemail, doesn't apple have their own?

10. Glorfindale

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

Disregard, already addressed :)

11. Yoda unregistered

Visual voicemails on Apple iPhone are free. Carriers do not charge for that feature on the Apple iPhones. It does apply to other smartphone users (ex. Blackberry)

12. ronjon400 unregistered

seems like alot of money just to say "i have a i-phone" i have a pretty good job & i couldn't imagine working for $9/hour and having a cell phone bill that high. just seems silly to me when there are other cell phone companys out there wayyyyy cheaper. at the end of the day it is still a cell phone.

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