Verizon is making a change to the way upgrade swaps can be done. In short, before the change, you are(were) able to do what most people referred to as an “alternate upgrade”. You simply upgraded a non-smartphone line to a smartphone with a LIMITED data package, you did this online via the Verizon website, you waited until the phone came by FedEx overnight and you activated it. However you would then reactivate you old non smartphone on this line and drop the LIMITED data package. This would leave you with a brand new smartphone that you could do anything with that you pleased, including putting your old sim card from another phone into this new one. This way you were able to keep the unlimited data on the smartphone line but still get a phone at upgrade price.