Replacing Droid with old phone ?

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    Hi,

    I dropped my Droid in water this morning and am fairly certain it's fried (though I am trying the rice trick right now). My mom and I are on a Verizon plan that's tied together ("family plan"). She is eligible for a 2yr contract renewal upgrade, and therefore can purchase a Droid for $100. I am not and will not be for another 14 months, and therefore it would be full price for me.

    So, what I am looking to do is have my mom upgrade to a Droid, switch numbers with me, and she can activate a simple flip phone to the number my Droid used to be on (she has no desire for a smartphone or anything). My only question is - since I agreed to a 2yr contract with Droid, do I have to continue to pay for the same amount of texts, minutes, data plan, etc. as I did with the Droid, even though it's now only a flip phone? Would I essentially have to pay for 2 Droid plans? Or can I lower the plan on my old number (my mom's new number) to less minutes and texts than I had on Droid?

    Thanks for any help you can provide!
     
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    Just ask Verizon to replace your Droid with the new Droid, and reactivate the flip phone on your mom's line. Easy peasy, they do it all the time.
     
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    And I'll be able to get the $100 2yr renewal price on my line even though it's only eligible on my mom's?
     
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    Yep........
     
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    Wow okay, didn't think that'd be the case but thanks, I'm glad it's that easy!
     
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    I've used my upgrade credit for my son's phone before, I just told VZW what I wanted and they were glad to sell the phone. They don't care what line you activate the equipment on.
     
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    I always use credits on other people's lines, since they are happy with their phones, and I'm the tech loving one in the family.