lulu20, ensuring you are set up for success for being able to use a device on your account is essential. I am happy to help. To check the compatibility of the device for your account, please refer to our Bring Your Own Device activation page here: http://spr.ly/6604EC92p. If the current line access fee is $5.00 for current Verizon compatible devices on your account, this will not change if you were to purchase a device with a 3rd party provider. Does this help?