For those with unlimited data and verizon and an unused upgrade
YMMV BUT My kids have have had unlimited data for years. They all had upgrade phones sitting on their accounts for years that couldn't be used or transferred without a plan change. Not sure what possessed me but I called the other day and asked if they could transfer the upgrade to me(old plan but not unlimited). Sure they said- they wanted me to sign up some edge crappy thing but said if I paid $360 the phone was mine with no plan change to my account- they said I could activate the phone under one of the unlimited accounts when it came. To make matters stranger they said my account would be up for an upgrade in March since I was paying in full the $360- so no monthly fee, no account change just $360 for an Iphone 7 with 128GB. She offered to "free" the other locked upgrades too. MY kids will be thrilled to have something new-it has been years. All the paperwork has been reviewed- looks as promised.