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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by zandroid, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. zandroid

    zandroid Android Enthusiast
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    Hey guys,

    I had a broken dinc2 and had it replaced by Verizon just before upgrading to the nexus will full intent to give the new dinc2 to a friend. Upon trying to activate said replacement on his line, I was told warranty phones are solely tied to my number and I'm stuck with it. Is there any way around this?

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  2. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    sounds like you talked to a rep who had no clue what they were doing......... either that or theres more to the story.......... call in and speak to someone different........... as long as theres no blacklist on the phone (stolen/lost/you havent mailed in the broken one/etc) then it doesnt matter if it was a warranty phone..... it can be activated by someone else
  3. zandroid

    zandroid Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Really? Nice.

    That's all the story I can think of. Had a bad dinc2, had it replaced, but I had never activated it. I went straight to the Nexus. The dinc2 sat until today and can't be activated. I'll call CS again and try.
  4. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    and theres teh rest of the story

    activate it on your line......... then put your nexus back on.......... after that all will be fine

    its ''tied to your line" in that it hasnt been activated on teh number that a warranty replacement was issued on
  5. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Android Expert

    Since it was a warranty phone, maybe, (and this is just a guess on my part) it has to be activated first on your number. Then reactivate your Nexus on your line and your friend can then activate your dinc2 on theirs.

    Again, just a guess on my part.

    Edit: When copes online you gotta be fast with your responses.... Haha!
  6. zandroid

    zandroid Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    thnks guys ill give that a shot

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