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Prepaid phone for post paid account
kona0197
Newbie

I have a phone that is broke so I was wondering if I could pick up a prepaid phone at Walmart and have it activated on my post paid account. I would not be able to call it in to activate. I would have to take it to the Verizon corperate store. Would this work?

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spottedcatfish
Champion

No.  Phones that are retail packaged for prepaid service must be used on prepaid for 6 months before they can be activated on post-paid service.

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kona0197
Newbie

According to those I talk to that is not the case. Other I know have done this. I will find out today.

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spottedcatfish
Champion

Read the terms and conditions on the packaging for the phone you purchase.  If you choose to circumvent them, that's your call.

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acraftylady
Specialist

See if someone has an old phone laying around they are not using that will work on verizon.  I keep a couple old flip phones here in case one of our phones break and we need one in a pinch.  You can also buy a used one on e-bay or craig's list, just make sure the ESN is clear and it's a verizon phone.  Also if your phone broke and it's not in warranty you might qualify to buy a certified like new one from verizon so look into that.    Mary

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kmd
Newbie

I am want to add a line with my daughters prepay phone. Add it to my account. If you are able to let me know. I have asked the question but I keep getting either they do not know or they will have to check into it. I have even sent the question to verizon with no response. If I have to get het a new phone we will. She wants to keep this one.

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acraftylady
Specialist

kmd wrote:

I am want to add a line with my daughters prepay phone. Add it to my account. If you are able to let me know. I have asked the question but I keep getting either they do not know or they will have to check into it. I have even sent the question to verizon with no response. If I have to get het a new phone we will. She wants to keep this one.


We haven't had prepaid in a while but unless it's changed what you would do is go buy a prepaid phone and that would be your daughters and you add minutes to it every monthy or what ever.  We had 3 prepaid phones at one time all were separate with 3 separate numbers and we had to add minutes to each one every few months but they were not considered one account.    If you have a contract account with regular service you can add lines for like $9.99 each on top of the main line.  Mary

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