My impression is that which loyalty plan is available to you depends more on the person you talk to than on any set rules. The first time I called I got to this nice CS rep that gave me what I wanted right away. Last time I had to call 5 times until I got to a cooperative rep. The others before him tried to give me all kinds of BS how this was not available, I needed to get into a contract (I am on EM+ with no contract), etc. My advice is, have your parents call before you get the new phone, tell them they are considering getting you an Android phone and they want to put you on the preferred android unlimited plan for $20/month. Keep calling until you get this and then buy the phone. Good luck!