Prepaid Question?

Can I just buy any phone off eBay and use it as a prepaid service on Verizon?

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Re: Prepaid Question?
Champion - Level 3

No, you will need to buy a Verizon-branded device that is compatible with the prepaid plan you want to use.  The Daily Prepaid plans can only be used with phones that do not require a data plan, the "Feature" phones.  The Monthly Prepaid plans can be used with smartphones, but you will be required to purchase a data plan, and the Monthly Prepaid plans are identical to Verizon's monthly contract plans, except that they cost slightly more.


I would calling to confirm that the specific model you want is compatible with the plan you want before you buy.  At the same time, you should check that the ESN for the phone is clear to be activated.