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Can Verizon take a grandfathered cell phone plan away? I've

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Can Verizon take a grandfathered cell phone plan away? I've had the plan for 5 years with no changes and on time payments every time
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello and thank you for contacting us. This is Dwayne B. and I’m an expert here and looking forward to helping you today.

There is nothing that requires a private company to "grandfather" a membership or contract so the answer is "yes".

Many companies do allow you to keep your old plan even after it expires to that they keep you as a customer but it isn't required by the law. The "grandfather" laws really only apply to the government. This is due to the ex post facto rules of the Constitution. However, these don't apply to private companies.

The only other way that the company would be required to allow you to keep your old plan is if there is something in the contract that states they must do so.

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Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 10 months ago.

I am going to be offline for a couple of hours but will return later this evening, so if you have any follow ups I will pick up on them then.