- 01-28-2011, 02:24 PM #2
- 01-28-2011, 03:28 PM #3
As long as you are upgrading an existing line, I would think you would be fine. On a new line, you can not do this, unless you have a different phone to put on that line for the duration of the contract.
Worst case, is you activate it on your line for a short time, and switch back to your old phone. Done.
- 01-28-2011, 03:34 PM #4
Are you going to pay for the service as well? If so, you can add a line and give the phone away as a gift, and be responsible for the monthly bill.
/ / you sound like a very nice guy... How do I become a friend in good gift receiving status? //
- 01-28-2011, 09:04 PM #5
- 01-28-2011, 09:08 PM #6
in order to give it to someone you would first need to activate it on your line for a few minutes, then swap back to your phone, all it takes is a simple esn swap online via myverizon. then after that you could get the iphone to whoever to activate for their line.. hope this helps..
- 01-28-2011, 09:22 PM #7
- 01-28-2011, 09:39 PM #8
The typical activation on Verizon for phones that are ordered and shipped involves calling a toll free number to accept the terms and conditions of the contract before you activate and program the phone. If that process is not done - accepting the terms & conditions - the phone can not be activated by someone else, because it's tied to your account.
If the process is the same for the iPhone - before you give it away, you'd have to activate it on the line on your account it was ordered under - then, put another phone on that line before the iPhone could be put on another line, or given away.