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What if I buy a phone but don't activate it?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Jmoore1701, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Jmoore1701
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    I've heard a lot about folks who plan to pre-order the SGS3, then sell it to buy the still-mythical Razr HD or some other phone.
    My question is: won't there be some kind of penalty if you pay a subsidized price for a phone, then never activate it?
    Or are you planning to buy the phone, activate it, then sell it?
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    I was told I had 30 days to activate my spare Maxx or I would have to pay full price.
    I stuck the sim in, activated it, took the sim back out put it back in my regular Maxx and put the spare back in the box.
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    What she ^^^ said... all you have to do is activate it for a few moments, then pull the sim and/or reactivate your 3g device.

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    My daughter was just told by a provider rep today to insert the SIM card, make one call, then take the card out and put it in the phone she really wanted to use.
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