Upgrading from Rapture to Droid Eris on vzn

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    I recently decided it's time to upgrade to a smartphone. I currently have the Motorola Rapture on a Verizon plan with unlimited text/pictures. I've purchased Droid Eris off Ebay that I look forward to using. Is it possible to activate this phone using my current ESN? I have full internet capabilities that I rarely use on my Rapture, although because it is not a smartphone I am not required to pay the charge. I would like to continue this on my Eris.

    I understand all new smartphones after November 14th, 2009 require the data plan - yet the Droid Eris was released in October 2009, and I already have a current plan including internet without paying the data fee with Verizon, so I was wondering if anyone could help explain this scenario, and what will happen when I enter my ESN to activate the Eris.

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    I've noticed this is a controversial topic...the data plan being required and all. I'm not here to discuss that.

    All I want to know, if I have a current plan (no data) on a regular phone, can I transfer that to my Droid Eris?

    Only reason I ask is because there has not been clarification on this when someone buys the phone from a third party, who doesn't currently have a data plan, but has internet access (which I've only used a few times).

    I do understand, if you buy it under contract...it's required.
     
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    I don't believe you are able to activate any Smartphone (based on it's ESN) without adding the data plan. But you would be better off calling and asking Verizon.
     
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    All smartphones require at minimum the $30 data plan....

    Not the $10 multimedia and email plan.

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    The ESN is tied to the specific phone, so when you enter the eris's esn that's when you'll find out if you need a data plan. And to my knowledge you'll have to sign up for it.
     
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    It does not matter where you get the device. If it's listed as a smartphone, $30 Data is required, if it's listed as a multimedia device the cheaper $10 web/email pan is required.
     
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    I didn't know that. Will I still be able to activate it myself, considering its a smartphone and my current phone is not? I was hoping I'd be able to stay under my current contract. I really had no idea about this required data plan until this week. In my case it's unneccessary, I rarely check email from my phone..only use for calls/text but wanted a nice looking phone.
     
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    You can activate it yourself online, no problem.
    Your contract will stay the same, but the $30 data plan will be added. No extension on the length...

    The data plan is necessary....You'll see once you get going on it. The Droid eat buckets of Data....
     
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    If that's the case I will have to resell the phone most likely...don't want to, but I can't justify something I don't need because the New World Order has taken over the world and the consumer has no choices anymore.
     
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