I like to play with techie stuff even though half the time I don't know what i'm doing. So i'm always at risk for breaking something. Was thinking of buying either another Ally or a Droid 2 to have a spare phone to 'play around with' so-to-speak (if I got a D2, i'd make the Ally the play phone). One that I can try to learn how to build ROMs, test ROMs, play with different apps, etc. without having to worry about screwing up my main phone. I see a number of people here who have multiple devices and was curious about a couple of things. 1.) Is there a way to use these phones without actually having an account with Verizon? I.E., with my 'play' phone I could care less about making phone calls. Can it be booted up and used just over a local wireless network without actually activating it? I wouldn't want to have to pay for another line or data package if I have no intentions of using it. 2.) Do you have to get the phone through Verizon or can you get a phone off of say Ebay that can be activated if need be?