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verizon plan question

im currently on a family plan but would like to get my own pre paid plan with verizon. our contract ends in august so i want to know if i can buy a nice phone cheap, then switch and avoid the termination fee. would this work?

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You should be fine...

...as long as you keep paying your bill and don't try to port your current number before your current contract is up in Aug.

Also, where are you going to find a 'nice' phone on the cheap(?) Just curious what you're looking at for pre-paid (and with which carrier??)

cheers,
Pedro

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my mistake

oh sorry, i meant that i would renew with the family, get a discounted phone and then switch to a pre paid plan

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Nope

Renewing means a new contract, generally w/ Verizon. You can't get the free/heavily discounted phones w/o renewing into a new agreement. Just ride out the contract and find a phone you like via ebay/craigslist. Use that newer phone for your prepaid, as long as the phone you buy/like shares the same network technology as the prepaid service you sign up for.

hth,
Pedro

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Verizon

Verizon is a little more picky about activating non-branded CDMA handsets than T-Mobile or At&t which use GSM. If the device is purchased through E-bay/Craiglist your best bet is to get a Verizon-branded device. If someone buys an unbranded CDMA handset, Verizon can refuse to activate it, that could be a costly mistake.

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thanks

thanks for the answer. well that kind of sucks, i was planning on getting a nice touch screen phone for like $50, but i guess thats not ganna work.

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