Verizon discontinued its unlimited data plan last July, thereby joining the ranks of AT&T with tiered data offerings for smartphone users. Thankfully, a nifty trick has surfaced for getting unlimited data on Verizon, despite the CDMA carrier technically not offering its all-you-can-eat plan anymore.

While we can’t verify the legitimacy of this method, many Verizon customers have reported that performing this workaround has indeed unlocked unlimited data…

SlickDeals has the step-by-step tutorial:

  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 # and account PIN or last 4 of SSN.
  3. Hit option 4.
  4. When it asks you what you would like to do today say “Add a feature.” You will be transferred to a live Verizon Customer Service representative.
  5. If you have a 3G device (which includes all iPhones): Say you would like to add the $20 2GB 3G Mobile Hotspot FEATURE to your phone. When you add this MHS feature, you will be charged $20/month in addition to the $29.99 unlimited data plan.
    If you have a 4G device: Say you would like to add the $30 Unlimited 4G Mobile Hotspot FEATURE to your phone. According to http://stopthecap.com/2011/07/12/…r-account/ , they may be able to locate this feature via referencing feature code #76153. When you add this MHS feature, you will be charged $30/month in addition to the $29.99 unlimited data plan.
  6. After one of the MHS features above are added to your account, you will now have the $29.99 unlimited data plan, which can be verified via the My Verizon app on your device or at http://www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon
  7. {OPTIONAL – if you don’t want the Mobile Hotspot feature} Log into My Verizon and remove the Mobile Hotspot FEATURE from your account. It is recommended to wait at least a day to remove the feature. The $29.99 unlimited data plan should remain on your account.
  8. 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.

There’s always the chance that Verizon could notice the change and place you back on a tiered plan without your knowledge, so be careful. Reports from this morning have indicated that Verizon is starting to close the loophole, so try this tick out while you still can! And make sure to watch your monthly statement from Verizon for any changes.

(In case you didn’t know, there’s also a roundabout way to get an unlimited data plan back on AT&T. It’s tedious, but it could be worth it if you’re really itching for an all-you-can-eat iPhone connection. Check out the loophole here.)

Did this method work for you? Let us know in the comments!

  • Prathik Nair

    They asked me if i had read idownloadblog..lol

    • Anonymous

      Lmao are you serious?

  • Matt

    i got my iphone in june so still got that real unlimited plan 🙂

  • no longer works, verizon real person on phone when adding new feature to phone

    • YA!!!!!! That is what is say will happen you need to speak with a real person for this to work!!!!….

  • Anonymous

    This hack is absolutely awesome! So far it has worked PERFECTLY for me. I hope they don’t discontinue this to the people who already have it after they close the loophole.

  • Can I use myverizon account to do it?

    • Ok..update I just call 611 and talk to a repersenitive after the feature update i rebooted my iPhone and it worked!!!!

  • Can I do this now if I currently have a non 3g blackberry device, and am looking to upgrade to an iPhone in the future?

  • Daniel Bostic

    It works! She said oh wow this gives you unlimited data….that’s cool. Haha