Leanansidhe013, we know the importance of being able to activate the phone you want to use. We can help explain that process.
You can certainly activate a phone that was purchased on another account. However, the warranty for the phone would be voided. The manufacturer;s warranty would still be valid when contacting or visiting manufacturer directly.
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