1. timpo's Avatar
    I have an upgrade with Verizon, and I wanted to buy an iPhone4 off of Verizon's website using my upgrade. Once I get the phone, however, I want to give the phone to someone else to activate who is not part of my cell phone plan. Can I do this? Will I avoid signing up for data plan this way? Is there a better way or any hoops I have to jump through to accomplish my goal?
    02-23-2011 12:32 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    yes you can give it away but you will need to wait it out for a upgrade again
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    02-23-2011 12:35 PM
  3. timpo's Avatar
    Not a problem. The upgrade actually belongs to a family member who is content with his free phone that makes calls and occasionally sends short text messages.
    02-23-2011 12:46 PM
  4. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    I have an upgrade with Verizon, and I wanted to buy an iPhone4 off of Verizon's website using my upgrade. Once I get the phone, however, I want to give the phone to someone else to activate who is not part of my cell phone plan. Can I do this? Will I avoid signing up for data plan this way? Is there a better way or any hoops I have to jump through to accomplish my goal?
    I'm not sure you can buy it without activating the data plan. Also, if you use your upgrade, you need to activate it on that line. You could then take it off that line, but you still need to put it on 1st and as such also add data.
    02-23-2011 02:07 PM
  5. swooshme's Avatar
    I'm not sure you can buy it without activating the data plan. Also, if you use your upgrade, you need to activate it on that line. You could then take it off that line, but you still need to put it on 1st and as such also add data.
    You can buy it without activating the data plan without a problem. You might however run into a problem when the person you are giving it to plugs it into iTunes and it gets activated. What happened to me once was when I, plugged it into itunes, it activated the iPhone with the original purchased phone number. I then had to call verizon and have them change the ESN's around so that the iPhone had the "gifted" number on it.
    02-23-2011 03:33 PM
  6. cellphonejedi's Avatar
    As long as it is on the same account, there is no problem. If you are on different accounts, you could be subject to ETF.
    02-24-2011 09:53 AM
  7. roll-tide's Avatar
    this isn't one of those "gifts" that will end up on ebay for $1000 is it? anyone who buys those are complete idiots anyway, lol
    02-24-2011 09:55 AM
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