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Old 09-13-2016, 03:53 PM   #1
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Verizon Grandfathered Data Plan

Anyone have any experience with a grandfathered in Data plan form Verizon or AT&T?
How about purchasing and taking over someone's existing plan?
There's a plan for sale on eBay that's two lines unlimited data, talk and text. It's listed at $900 and after purchase you pay as little as $50 a month for the plan.
Okay that initially seems like a crazy price but I pay about $150 for two lines a month with little data. Whereas in a few months at that price id make my money back.

Anyone have experience in this? Or bought/sold their plans before?
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I didnt realize you could transfer the plans like that... i was always told by my verizon store that I could keep a plan as long as I wanted after it went away unless i changed the phone number or changed away from it (I could never go back to it if i ever changed it even though I once had it).. you may have different luck.. or it may be a scheister on Flea-Bay

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Old 09-13-2016, 04:19 PM   #3
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It's a thing on many popular RV sites in regards to Internet on the road, so it's pretty legit. But, apparently it involves a decent process involved to do the switch. Needing a business account and what not with Verizon before going through with the AOL (assumption of liability).

Verizon is apparently contractually obligated by law to never throttle your usage on these plans, which makes them quite coveted. Less than 1% of all Verizon users have such a plan now. If you miss two payments in a row you're dropped; you must purchase all phones outright and are not eligible for phone payments.
They're looking for ways to drop people from the plan legally.
But, I mean for me the initial cost would be gone after 10 months of use. Just looking to see if anyone has done this before. It seems very interesting
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Also you can apparently lease the use of someone's plan for about $130 a month with unlimited data. Which is actually a good deal too
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i bought a Verizon unlimited data plan through a vendor of Verizon UDP's. i paid $500 upfront for the line and my monthly bill is $50.

from a different vendor, i purchased a hot spot, and a dummy phone to register the sim card with verizon.

i registered my assumed line with verizon on the dummy phone and then swapped sim cards into the hot spot. any changes or communication with verizon will need to be with the dummy phone and the registered sim card.

i gave up my primary home internet line for the verizon line. the speed is faster through the 4g-lte service, and i can take the hotspot with me for internet on the road.

at home i can plug the hot spot into my home router and tether my home internet through the router.



the AOL process is a bit sketchy but once your done and have that unlimited plan, you feel like you just got the holy grail.

this will pay for itself in less than a year for me. glad i did it.
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cool stuff I never knew you could do that... I have never had a plan like that since I always got new phones all the time with subsidies in the past until I started getting smart-phones.. then i started the business and run the acconts through there...

with me using my bus as a Monile DEV lab it might be worth it for me to buy one of these... although the type of things i do it would take alot of data for me to rack up $900 to buy one of these plans then the admin fees to switch it over.... programming over SSH and SIP traffic doesnt burn up data too quick for me... even on a Heavy month im still at maybe 13 gigs... I get 8 included in my AT&T at full speed and then shared bucket of 20 on my verizon.. most months I use 5-10 max...

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since it now monitors my entire internet usage its real easy to share. im running between 30 and 50 gigs/month.

@$50 a month, its a bargain.

i did forget to mention that i joined

https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/

their advice and help is worth the membership cost. that membership help me get the right gear, the AOL, and the UPD.
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Turf,
Can you touch up more on the use of a hotspot and dummy phone compared to your phone on the UDP line?

Seems really worth it to me
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my UDP is a "data only" plan through Verizon called the "loyalty plan". the line has the unlimited data, 30 minutes talk, and pay per text. because of the limits on talk and text, i use a cell phone from a different provider.

if you want talk and text, there are other plans available. a data only line made sense for me.

verizon doesnt seem to care if you swap sim cards between devices, but the line needs to activated/managed by a phone and not a hotspot. some vendors will supply the dummy phone for you, but i didnt think the cost was much to get my own.

i got a hotspot, but now there are some cool mobile routers, now that can take the sim card directly if you go that route.

the hotspot lets you connect 5 devices via wifi. the routers are more robust.

i got a mofi 4500 router for my house, and the hotspot tethers to that for my home service, or i can just take the hotspot on the bus and connect my wifi devices.
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