Like I said previously, I can't see how BB/Verizon can deactivate a sim card just by signing that you received the phone. I will be chatting with Verizon sometime this week. I'll keep you posted of the outcome. Yeah, I too a line with 2gig of data but it's not upgradable until December of 2015. I also have a dumb phone. On that line I can't see adding a data plan for $30.00 a month when in 20 months I'll have paid $600.00. For now, I'll just keep watching. Thanks to all for your replys. If I do bite the bullet and do it through BB I'll let you know.