So can we do this?

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by CheezWiz, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. CheezWiz

    CheezWiz Well-Known Member
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    OK,

    So I am stuck with a phone that I hate and would like to get a droid. I have just over a year on my 2 year plan. My mom is on month-month and wants to re-up for a better deal but wants to keep her phone...

    So, could we re-up her with a droid, activate it, then put her old phone back on the plan and I activate her droid on my account? I know this could be done in the past, but since they now require data plans on these phones, are they including them in the 2 year contract. Or are data plans still independent of the contract? I have looked at picking one up on craig's list but people want too much for something with no warranty. I can take hers and still get a square trade warranty..

    Anyone done something like this before?
     

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  2. gruss

    gruss Well-Known Member
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    Yes they can move the contract around. She wouldn't have to keep the data plan, but the higher etf would be tied to her line I believe. If you don't plan on cancelling not a problem assuming this is a family plan.
     
  3. Flaring Afro

    Flaring Afro Well-Known Member
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    I would talk to a verizon employee before trying. I'd bet they'd do it because they should get their commission and verizon will make an extra $30 per month for you to start a data plan.

    If the N1 or Incredible comes out soon you will probably see some droids on craigslist as well.
     
  4. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Your best bet is to wait for some newer phones to come out. This summer a bunch of great phone are coming for the cdma networks. Even if you still want a droid, droid prices will plummit when the new phones hit.
     
  5. Hangdog42

    Hangdog42 Well-Known Member
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    Well, if my local Verizon store is any indication, they have no qualms about moving the re-up between people as long as they get a 2 year contract. I did pretty much what you're contemplating, but it was actually much easier. I went into Verizon to get a Droid, and they just used the existing re-up for someone else on our account to give me the discount, but put my number on the phone. Technically, the other person has a new 2 year contract, but I've got the phone. And yes, the data plan is part of the 2 year contract. I don't think they allow Droids to be sold without a data plan.
     

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