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Topic # 112018 23-Nov-2012 08:43 Send private message

Hi,

I'm currently on the old Smartphone 40 plan and have about a year left on my two year contract. I'm going away for a week and will likely need more than 500 MB of data. In the past I've simply moved up to Smartphone 60 for a month, then swapped back to 40 the following month.

Even though the old plans are now grandfathered, am I correct in assuming that I can still switch between them (I'm going by the logic that I agreed to stay on that "type" of plan for two years)? Is that's not possible, am I able to go to the new Smartphone $59 and then down to $39 without incurring any fees?

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 721673 23-Nov-2012 08:53 Send private message

If plans are grandfathered then I would be amazed if you can move between them,




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  Reply # 721676 23-Nov-2012 09:00 Send private message

The rule was always special permission needed (usually in exceptional circumstances and yours isnt it) to move to a grandfathered plan.

No consideration for the current plan the number is on.

Change of plan must be to a current plan.

This is old info. I would guess the rules are even tighter now.




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  Reply # 721677 23-Nov-2012 09:02 Send private message

I doubt you'd be able to. Grandfathered means once you're off it you can't go back.


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  Reply # 721684 23-Nov-2012 09:29 Send private message

I too would be very surprised if you were able to move between grandfathered plans - they've been discontinued for a reason and the respective companies want you on a current plan.

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  Reply # 721690 23-Nov-2012 09:35 Send private message

The $39 plan has 500mb anyway so just move sideways to the new plan. No need to chop and change as you will be getting more minutes and data for the same price.



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  Reply # 721693 23-Nov-2012 09:37 Send private message

riahon: The $39 plan has 500mb anyway so just move sideways to the new plan. No need to chop and change as you will be getting more minutes and data for the same price.

Well, that was my second question. If I can do that without a penalty then that's great :)

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  Reply # 721696 23-Nov-2012 09:41 Send private message

Behodar:
riahon: The $39 plan has 500mb anyway so just move sideways to the new plan. No need to chop and change as you will be getting more minutes and data for the same price.

Well, that was my second question. If I can do that without a penalty then that's great :)


They are both tier 4 so no penalty to pay, your existing contract will remain so a good win for you.



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  Reply # 721704 23-Nov-2012 09:49 Send private message

Excellent. Thanks for the help :)

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