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Past customer returning to U.S. for two-week visit
koby2
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June 2011 I signed up for a two year contract, receiving a Storm 2 Blackberry.  A week later I left for Europe, not knowing how long I'd be away from the U. S. The account and phone when unused, and I payed seventy and some dollars a month through November/December before canceling, and paying three hundred and sixty something for the phone.  In the meantime as Verizon does not offer service in Europe I'm using a Nokia with a Vodafone contract, but doing without when on the Continent.  In early February 2013 I'll be in California for two to three weeks, and would like to have the Storm 2 phone available for phone and e-mail use in the States as I leave the plane in San Diego.  Separately I'd like to have the Blackberry unlocked before returning to the U.K. for use there and in Europe.  Questions: can I get a short term arrangement with Verizon for use of the Blackberry while the U. S.; and will Verizon unlock the phone before I leave the U. S. in order that it can be used while I'm abroad for telephone and e-mail?  Detailed advise would be appreciated.

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Re: Past customer returning to U.S. for two-week visit
silver6056
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You MIGHT be able to activate it on the $80 smartphone prepaid plan, hard to tell from the web page:

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/shop/prepaid.html

(There is Already Have a phone part towards the bottom).

Re unlocking, I am only familiar with the postpaid rules (have to be a current customer for a period of time, account in good standing) and I don't know how they apply to prepaid.

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koby2
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Thanks for replying to my query.

td

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SydneyK
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If your account balance was paid off, your ESN should be clear and I don't see why you couldn't purchase a few weeks of service.

Re: unlocking, you can ask, but I anticipate you may run into problems because Verizon will want you to be a customer in good standing for a certain length of time. Plus, Verizon may not unlock a phone that hasn't been active for a certain length of time. If you run into problems, an alternative is purchasing an unlock code elsewhere.

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verizonmoderator1
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<See for an additional reply.>

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