Verizon glitch allows users to keep unlimited data on upgrade

Jamie Feltham
October 1, 2013

Verizon has made a bit of a slip up this week, allowing users to keep their unlimited data plans while upgrading their phones.

The carrier confirmed that this was was in fact a software glitch that ran briefly on Monday before being fixed. Anyone upgrading a phone at the time would have been allowed to keep their unlimited data plan while upgrading their phone. That’s a bonus usually reserved for those that decide to hang onto their current phone or are prepared to pay the full upfront fee for the entire phone. Better yet, Verizon announced that anyone lucky enough to make good on the deal before it was fixed will indeed have it honoured.

It later issued the statement that: “The company no longer offers unlimited data plans and customers who want to retain existing unlimited data plans, must pay full retail price for a replacement phone.”

Well, there’s a bit of early week excitement for you Verizon users. Or at least a small slither of you anyway.

Source: All Things D

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Jamie Feltham

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