Buddy upgrade and new iPhone activation
Does anyone know if you need to have the phone for which you are transferring the upgrade from with you when you activate the iPhone on another line? The line that I am using is from my mother-in-law. She lives in another state and does not understand much about how to do anything with the phone (except make phone calls). I fear having to ask her to do much with her phone. Can it be done without affecting her line? I guess I could ask her to turn her phone off but hope that she does not have to do anything beyond that...anyone know???
counting the minutes until the anticipated (and hoped for) Monday delivery!
- 02-04-2011, 04:25 PM #2
- 02-04-2011, 04:27 PM #3Banned
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Not shure what your asking but this is what i think your saying.
Upgraded to iPhone using Mother-in-law's line that had an upgrade available. With the intention on using that device for your line which was not up for a upgrade yet.
If this is correct, the preferred way vzw wants you to do it is activate the iPhone on the line that it was ordered for, in this case your mother in laws, then swap devices either to her old device or your device, whatever the case may be. Then activate the iPhone on your line.
- 02-04-2011, 04:31 PM #4
There are a few different ways to accomplish what you wrote, but the least-invasive way requires you to be the primary account holder for her line (or family share) or have permission to make account changes to her line (or family share).
- 02-04-2011, 04:39 PM #6
- 02-04-2011, 04:41 PM #7
- 02-04-2011, 04:42 PM #8
I'm busy at work and don't have a lot of time right now.. I hope this clears up some of the confusion..
Any questions feel free to ask, it may be a bit before I can reply
- 02-04-2011, 04:44 PM #9
I'm not sure if Apple/Verizon will use a different rule-set for the iPhone, that has not been made clear to me, yet..
- 02-04-2011, 04:46 PM #10
- 02-04-2011, 05:00 PM #11
That was my question...we have a family plan with several lines one of which was ready for an upgrade. The phone with the available upgrade is the one I used for my iPhone. This phone is my in-laws ( yes we pay for her cell). She is not very comfortable doing anything more than turning it on and off and making calls on it. She also lives several states away...so...my concern was having to have her do much with her phone to get the upgrade transferred to my number. My husband is the primary account holder and is very happily taking my Droid X (he has an original Storm) so no problem there...just do not want to fluster his mom...
Cannot wait! My new case and charger and ready!
- 02-04-2011, 07:41 PM #13
#1: Activate the iPhone on the number you upgraded.
#2: Call Verizon and have them put the old phone on the upgraded number and the iPhone on the number you want.
#3: Have the holder of the old phone call *228 and hit option 1.
That is the easiest way of doing it. There are other options, but that involves the least amount of input from the other party.