Is this going to work? Regarding upgrade

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  1. bitter
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    I really don't think there's going to be any issues with this, but I figured I'd ask.

    My mother is eligible for an upgrade, she is going to let me use her upgrade to get the Bionic (we have 2 different VZW plans). I would then take the Bionic when it arrived, and activate it on my plan, and I am giving to give her my DX.

    Should I be able to do this without a hitch?
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    ya no problem.
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    Do you think going into the store with her and her buying it on her upgrade, taking it home and activating it on my plan would work as well?
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    if its in her name go in with her tell them you want to use her upgrade on your line the will say ok and hook you up there.:happy:
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    Even though it's 2 completely different accounts? For some reason I don't think it's going to be that easy.
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    It works just like if you were to sell someone your phone. As long as the device's SN isn't black listed, they'll activate whatever you bring with you.
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    Alright so here's the scenario, my Mom and I both go into the VZW store Thursday night, and she says, I want to use my upgrade, but he's going to activate the phone on his own account, and then I'm going to take his old phone and activate it on my account.

    Just like that?
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    I guess I'm thinking it's going to be a lot more complicated, but now that I think of it, it sounds super easy. I thought I was going to have to do it on their website.
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    You can do it just as you said above. They have no reason to tell you no, they sell a phone and get a new 2 year contract from your mom, which is what they want.

    They could care less who uses the phone after the sale.
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    Damn, I just got super excited. Here I am thinking I'm going to have to wait until Saturday (with shipping) to get this thing in my hands.

    But she'd still be getting a new 2 year contract even though she's getting a hand me down?
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    Yes, she'll still be locked into a 2 year contract, just with your old phone.

    My wife & I are on the same account, but we did something similar when her phone broke. They had no issues activating her new phone off my upgrade, then I was able to do the same when her upgrade time came (which is how I got my OG Droid).

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    But she'd still be getting a new 2 year contract even though she's getting a hand me down?[/QUOTE]

    Is this a real question? Yes! How else do you get the bionic at contract pricing?

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    Thanks for the input Tegamel.
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    As far as I know Verizon really doesn't care what you do with the phone after you buy it and get a new contract
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    should not be a problem... In fact, some people may take the option of opening a second line for a month or two to get a new phone at new contract pricing, than when they have their primary line come to an end, they discontinue the second line instead of the primary line.
    All you really end up doing is changing your plan to a shared account & paying the extra $10 or so per line.. Better than paying retail for a new phone when you want a new phone right away but your upgrade isn't due for a few months. (Probably why they offer upgrades prior to the end of your 2 - year as it saves that hassle and locks people in contracts).

    But, yes, you should not have a problem. They could simply activate the bionic w/ her # than swap the ID #s so she has your X w/ her # and you get the bionic with your #. Now your line doesn't have a contract extension added to it, but she does. If she doesn't utilize the phones like you do, than a X should last her quite a long time.
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    I have been hearing rumors, that if you have unlimited and if you upgrade after July 7th.. they might do it by mistake just so that you loose your unlimited plan.. Check before you walk out..
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    Well I'm sure Verizon would have some extremely mad customers if they started changing their plan without their knowledge, so I'd bet they would switch you back to unlimited if you got switched to tiered, I mean its not like they are thinking, "Oh this customer walked in and asked to be switched off unlimited." Well... at least I hope they don't.
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    A new scenario enters the battlefield! I have a family plan with my woman, 700 minutes, unlimited txt/pix/flix, unlimited data and a D2 (me) and D2G (her). If I were to add a 3rd line on an old handset, say one without a data plan, how much is that? I could use that upgrade for a bionic and just switch it to my VZW #, right? I ask because I have the opportunity to get one for a ridiculously good price, but I need to have the available upgrade to get it.
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    Yup verizon doesn't care as long as they have you locked into the contract.
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    They won't let you have a new plan I don't believe without at least a minimal data plan of $10 a month for a "feature" phone anymore. At least that happened with my daughters, so you are looking at the cost of the third line, plus the $10 a month. Regardless, you don't have to "upgrade" to get a new line added. Pretty sure you can just get a new line and they will give you the $100 giftcard..... BUT you will then have to pay for three $30 data plans (the two original unlimited, and the new tiered) because even if you swap phones (in order to be able to use the Bionic on the unlimited plan), you still have to put something on that line you just created. It is possible you may be able to downgrade it back to a non-smartphone to save $20 a month, but you better check on that before you go that route.