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I have an Alltel smartphone plan, now on Verizon. Will I have to upgrade/change my plan if I get an iPhone?

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Gaber76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 5, 2011 12:47 PM

Question: Is there anyone here who was an Alltel customer with a smartphone before the Verizon takeover, and were you able to get the iPhone without changing your plan? I've seen people having some issues with facetime, but nothing esle...


I got on the Verison website the other day and chatted with a rep. His advice was to go through the online checkout process and see what it said I had to do to get the iPhone. I did that and it didn't ask me to upgrade my data plan at all. But I'm not sure I trust it.


And I'm afraid if I call Verizon, their lousy phone reps will just say I oh yes, I have to upgrade my plan and fork over the $20 a month or whatever for it to work.


My other concern is this: I know the new iPhone is coming out, so I've been holding out for that. But Verizon is set to roll out their ridiculous tiered data pricing really soon, and I would hat to get stuck with that as my only option. again that would kill my hopes for an iPhone for the foreseeable future.


I've been looking for solid answers to this, and haven't found any yet. I have a good deal going with my Blackberry and my old Alltel smartphone plan, and I don't pay anything extra for data. I'm eligible for an upgrade, and I'm finally looking at picking up an iPhone, but I have no interest if I have to pay +$20 or +$30 for data. I don't care what anybody says, a $100+ wireless bill is just ridiculous, and I'll go without the iPhone before I ever pay that much.


Crossing my fingers that I'll finally be able to get an iPhone...

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