The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to go up for pre-order sometime next month and should be in stores by the summer. However many Verizon users are faced with a conundrum.
Earlier last year we discussed Verizon’s announcement about how many users would lose their unlimited data plan privileges when they upgraded on contract. At the time we explained how these users who wished to keep their unlimited Verizon data plan would have to buy their next smartphone without a contract.
Well it looks like there is some confusion as Droid-Life tried to have Big Red clarify this. So if you’re looking to upgrade to a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 and keep your unlimited data plan, read on.
DL recently recapped the Verizon device payment plan when it went live for handsets and if you want to upgrade your device earlier than the 24 month cycle, this plan could be for you. How to keep your unlimited data or the effect it would have on your current contract is a little on the murky side at the moment and that’s why they asked Verizon for clarification.
Verizon have said that if you are already a customer with them and you have a plan with unlimited data, then you can keep your data when you buy a phone at retail price. You can also consider the new device payment plan. Here is what Verizon said:
“Currently if an existing customer has an unlimited data plan, they can keep their unlimited data plan as long as they pay full price for their smartphone and the Verizon Wireless Device Payment Plan is an option available to them.”
So if you’re looking to upgrade to the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 or for that matter any other new smartphone coming in the future but don’t wish to give up your unlimited data plan, it’s going to cost you quite a bit.