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Dukeboyz

@rcn.com

Replacing feature phone with smartphone

my old flip phone finally died and I don't feel like getting a replacement thru verizon otherwise i'd have to commit to a 2 year contract. My friend has an old smartphone previously used with VZW. Can I take his old smartphone and activate it on my voice only line without being forced to buy data plan? I have done phone swaps in the past thru verizons website but it was strictly with feature phones.



Hall
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2

Unless the smartphone is many years old (like 3-4), the answer is "no". They don't care where, how, or how much you paid -- if it's a smartphone, a data plan is 100% mandatory.



Shrapnel64
Premium
join:2001-01-24
VA, USA
kudos:1
reply to Dukeboyz

Check out eBay. I recently purchased a replacement VX5500 phone for $30 to replace one of our basic flip phones that had a problem.



Varmint

@myvzw.com
reply to Dukeboyz

The Pantech "HOTSHOT" was the only smartphone (?) that we could get without the data plan but, still had to sign a 2 year contract. That was last year tho. The phone was free.