I want to buy Droid X, but heres the catch


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    bosox2k1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am very interested in buying to DX after reading all the reviews, visiting forums, and watching youtube videos on it. However, I am on my parents plan (I am an authorized administrator on it though--with my dad) and I am not due for an update, but my dad is. I was told that it's really no issue to just have my dad use his upgrade and then give it to me.

    After reading these forums, I want to get the phone off of newegg.com due to the free shipping and $180 price tag. I have a few questions about that

    1. When newegg asks for the phone number on the account, do I put my dad's because HE is the one with the upgrade available?

    2. Assuming question 1 is true, when I receive the phone in the mail and activate it--will it automatically default to my dad's number, or can I make it activate to my number immediately?

    3. If it has to activate to my dad's account, all my dad would have to do is dial #228 on his "old" (current) phone and reactivate it...then all I would have to do is dial #228 on the DX and link it to my number? How do I choose it to go to my number, would I dial it in a certain prompt?

    All in all, is this a pretty easy/fast process? Or is it a lot of trouble?

    Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

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    I ordered my Incredible with someone elses upgrade. All you have to do is call 611 when you recieve it and they can activate it on your number no problem.
    PS use your dad's number when you order from new egg
     
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    bosox2k1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I dial 611 (is it #611 or *611 or just 611) and the rep will activate it on my number instead of going thru the whole process of activating it on my dads number then my dad reactivating his old phone, then me reactivating the droid x to my number? My head is spinning.
     
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    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

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    Just 611. And they will just activate your new phone. Pretty much hassle free
     
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    Or if you have access to the online account, just activate it there. That's what I did with my DX.
     
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    bosox2k1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, here I have a few other questions after looking at newegg again...It's asking me to choose the plan (minutes, etc) as I am checking out. I know I want the minutes to remain the same as they are on the account (crurently 1400 per month between Dad, Mom and me, but I want to have the unlimited data plan....Do I choose the minutes that correspond to our current plan or just go with whatever? I don't even see a 1400 option....

    Thanks
     
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    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

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    just go with whatever, vrw CSR will sort all that out when you activate.
     
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    bosox2k1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I guess choosing the plan through newegg confuses/confused me. So you are saying I could choose any plan listed (just have to do it to move on with the order?) and once my phone comes and I dial 611, I could keep the current family plan we are on now no problems--just add a $29.99 data plan?
     
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    But if you dial *228 Im pretty sure it gives you the option to put the phone number in you are activating it on. But calling customer service would ensure everything is set up right and thats what you should do.
     
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    bosox2k1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is there an option through Newegg as an upgradeable customer to just upgrade the phone and NOT change or update phone plans (minutes allowed) outside of the required data plan.

    I called verizon just now and they said (they can't really comment on third party websites, naturally) that I should not have to update or change my current plan since I am due for an upgraded phone....
     
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    I used my mom's upgrade to get the Dx. I did *228 to accept the terms on my mom's line so her contract is extended and then I pressed the number that allowed me to activate it at a different time. After that i activated the phone online onto my line. I had a few problems because the Dx still asked for an activation even though it was activated already. Had to call costumer service and get it fixed, but it was rather easy.

    To insure you don't run into any bumps, you can just call costumer service when you get the phone and tell them it's an alternate upgrade.
     
  12. mruno

    mruno Well-Known Member

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    with the 10% coupon and instant $100 rebate, the price should be the same on vzw.com as newegg's
     
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    bosox2k1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Where is this 10% coupon?
     
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    bosox2k1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nevermind, I did a google search and got webch10.

    Thanks for the tip.
     

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