There’s going to be a new iPhone at some point this year — most probably in October. That means a lot of us will be upgrading, and anyone with an old unlimited data plan will doubtless try and get it grandfathered onto the new device. Now BGR is reporting that Verizon is automatically kicking some people off their grandfathered plans, which is something that’s not meant to happen.
This comes from someone who preordered a Samsung Galaxy S III, and received an email saying:
Your request to keep the unlimited data plan for the new equipment cannot be granted. Verizon no longer offers this feature. To complete your request we have the following features available (i.e. $30 for 2GB, $50 for 5Gb or $80 for 10GB) please advise which one you would like
Please reply to this email with the above information so that we may continue your request as soon as possible.
Now, the commenters on the original story are quick to note that this is BS, and that Verizon has to allow you to keep your old plan. In fact, many of them claim that a quick phonecall will sort the whole thing out — which is doubtless true. But how many people won’t fight this? How many will just take what the email says at face value, and opt out of their unlimited data plan, and won’t ever be able to regain it?
So when the new iPhone comes out — whenever that may be — make sure to fight to keep your unlimited data plan. It’s yours, and you get to keep it.