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Verizon unlimited data plan switch over

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I'm currently with AT&T. No big issues with AT&T except LTE service has seemed to be going down hill in rural area that I live in. Switching over to Verizon's unlimited plan will also drop my bill significantly. I currently am paying on my iPhone 7+ so that will have to be paid off. 

Verizon's switch over plan will pay me monetary incentives to trade my phone in & then have to purchase a new iPhone 7+ that will work on Verizon's network. Offering incentives also for veteran status.

Has anyone went through this procedure of porting in your numbers from one carrier into Verizon's network? Any issues? My only concern is that you can read multiple stories on the Internet about Verizon scamming people & not really coming through with any incentives being offered. Of course, I know you cannot trust everything that you read on the Internet.

Any comments are greatly appreciated.

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My wife switched from AT&T to Verizon during one of their incentivized programs, and never saw a dime.  I recently switched to Verizon for coverage reasons, and it is fine. 

Keeping your same phone number is not an issue.  Mine has seen three different carriers.

If your bill is going to go down, and your coverage improves, does the incentive money really matter?

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Thanks for the info. Never changed carriers before so was not familiar with that process. Yes I understand about coverage improving & bill going down... on the other hand I hate to lose nearly $1100 in incentives...

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Be aware of throttle back to 3G from 4g after 10 gig of use....

Unlimited on phone and tablet.....but throttle back on mobile jet packs and such...

They lied to me about the Nest camera system they sell in regard to data use,,...I care for an autistic brother I monitor with cameras...eats data...

I don't stream videos or music...I have to really watch my use in my rural area 

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I recently changed from Sprint to Verizon. All it took was a copy of my DD-214 to get the military discount. It's not much but every little bit helps. 

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I recently moved 4 voice lines from Sprint to Verizon unlimited.  Porting all the numbers was easy and free.  They gave me a bunch of different incentives and I got them all.  Some were 3 billing cycles down the road but I got them. My bill went down and I got better cell service.  I was with Sprint since 1995.  Don't know why I stayed so long.

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20 hours ago, Norwood said:

Be aware of throttle back to 3G from 4g after 10 gig of use....

Unlimited on phone and tablet.....

The 10GB limit is only for using your device as a hot spot...and it's per device.  For example, we have two phones and a tablet, so we have a total of 30GB available to use as hotspots.  And I think the speed goes down to 2g if you exceed the 10GB hotspot usage on a device, doesn't it?

You don't *really* get unlimited on phones and tablets; instead, there's a 22GB "soft" limit after which you get prioritized on the tower, depending on how busy the tower is, so you might see your speeds go down.  Just like the hotspot usage, the 22GB limit is a per device limit.

Edited by LindaH

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1 hour ago, LindaH said:

  "And I think the speed goes down to 2g if you exceed the 10GB hotspot usage on a device, doesn't it?"

No, it goes to 600 kbps.  However, I haven't noticed any reduction  when using an iPhone or iPad as a hotspot, only my JetPack.

 

Edited by dzwiss

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Thanks to all who replied. Turns out my niece has Verizon. Found out that the excellent coverage promised was too poor to pick up a connection inside of the house. Ended up staying with AT&T. Was actually able to get my bill lowered so that helps. LTE coverage not as good as I would like but I can get a decent signal inside the house.

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