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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by Inalcanzable, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Inalcanzable

    Inalcanzable New Member
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    Well a friend of mine has the first Andriod and she recently bought a new phone. I was wondering if I were use her old andriod could I just activate it under the current plan of voice and unlimited text. Yes I heard that you need a data plan with that phone, but the current phone I have I bought sometime ago. In a recent visit to verizion the exact phone that I have now apparently now has a required data plan, yet I dont pay for the data plan since it was changed during the time I had it. So if I were to use her phone will the data plan still transfer over even though I still wont be using the data plan?
     

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  2. sitlet

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    What do you mean the "first Android"?

    And FYI, it's Android, not Andriod...

    It completely depends on the carrier, but if a data plan is required now, it doesnt matter how old the phone is, the plan will be required, as you are activating the phone now.
     
  3. Demache

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    If she wants to activate the phone on her account, then yes she will need a data plan. All Verizon Android phones require one. Fortunately, if she won't be a heavy data user, she can pay $15 a month for the 150 MB plan.
     
  4. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member
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    Data plans are mandatory for smartphones on Verizon. That's pretty straightforward IMO. If you're not switching phones you might be grandfathered in with your current phone but it won't remain that way if you switch devices. You'll have to choose between the Android device or no data plan.

    Do you mean the first Droid? The first Droid wasn't the first Android.
     
  5. mdram

    mdram Well-Known Member
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    iirc smart phones released on verizon prior to nov 2008 so not require data plans.
    anything after that will.
    its in your best interest to get a data plan, unlimited preferred, you can use alot of data if you dont pay attention, and run up big bills
     

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