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How to Trick Verizon Into Giving You an Unlimited Data Plan

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jan 3, 2012

Subscribers have been grumbling ever since Verizon switched to a tiered data plan from their once-unlimited data plan, but a new trick promises to give users their unlimited plan back again (for the time being, at least). According to Cameron Summerson, over at Android Police, when subscribers add a $20 2GB 3G Mobile Hotspot feature to their plan over the phone, it actually gives them access to unlimited data. Here are the steps Summerson gives for unlocking the unlimited data:

  1. Dial *611 from your Verizon phone, or 1-800-922-0204 from any phone.
  2. Wait for computer CSR to go through the main menu. You will need your Verizon phone number and account PIN or the last four digits of the Social Security Number attached to the account.
  3. Hit option four.
  4. When it asks you what you would like to do today say "Add a feature."
  5. If you have a 3G device: Say you would like to add the $20 2GB 3G Mobile Hotspot FEATURE to your phone
  6. If you have a 4G device: Say you would like to add the $30 Unlimited 4G Mobile Hotspot FEATURE to your phone.
  7. Your data plan will now be the $29.99 unlimited data plan, and you'll have either the 2GB or unlimited Mobile Hotspot feature on top of that.
  8. {OPTIONAL - if you don't want the Mobile Hotspot feature} Log into My Verizon and remove the Mobile Hotspot FEATURE from your account. Many people recommend waiting a few days (at a minimum) to remove the feature. The $29.99 unlimited data plan should remain on your account.
  9. If they say they can't add that feature to your plan, or that you must bundle your data + mobile hotspot service together as a single data plan, tell them thank you, hang up, and repeat the steps above.

These steps seem to be working right now but there's no telling when Verizon will clamp down on users attempting to secure data this route and switch them back to their old tiered plan. Good luck!

Source: Android Police

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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  • CJ Brown Feb 28, 2012 Link to comment

    a month later, haven't tried it (I'm tempted to) & wondering what Carrier offers the more affordable service to Canada from the US of A (AT&T raped my wallet one too many times) ...

  • Theoretically, an unlimited data plan is very good, but it might not be long before Verizon begins cracking down on this method for grabbing one.

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