I currently own a LG Env 3 phone on a verizon family plan. please feel free to ask questions and I will do the best to answer them. I have never had a droid or any smart phone before hand. I have a friend at work that can help me set up the ROM, but have some questions. I found a droid 1 on craigslist going for $100. The seller has all fees paid and seems to be a descent human being. I want to upgrade from my Env3, but do not have an extra $30 a month for a data plan. I want to use this phone for internet, camera and making calls. I have read that I have to activate the phone to my account and have heard that you can do it over the phone. So i need to know if i buy the droid on craigslist can i have it activate it without verizon prompting a $30 when I call them. I want to buy the phone, root it, and activate it so i can still use it to make calls as well. Questions: Will it be easy to activate the phone once I buy it? Can I still make calls with the rooted droid? is this process possible without owning a droid beforehand? I have been trying to research this idea all night and just need some answers. I would greatly appreciate any and all advice. I am pretty tech savy and know how to work well with torrents and simple hacking. Thank you everyone and I hope to hear from you soon.