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Mthazeleyes
Member

Im eligible for upgrade 4/2015 but am having issues with my current S5 not holding a charge and rely on it for work so I must have a working device. It's much cheaper to buy a phone via Amazon than through Verizon. If i buy a phone elsewhere, how will this affect my account.

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SickFreak
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Unless you specifically make changes to your account, replacing a phone with one you purchased somewhere else doesn't affect your account at all.  I've done this many times (in order to keep a grandfathered plan.)  You just need to activate the new phone on your account.

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Tidbits
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If he has an unlimited data plan he needs to make sure he buys outright and not under contract.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

That's an excellent question. If you were to purchase a device through a 3rd party, the only thing that would change on your account is the Device Effective Date. It will not impact your Device Upgrade Date.

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Bibilou
Member

I'm not receiveing any text messages from this one person at night I can it... But I can't receive them and it's making me mad... Every since I updated to this 9.2.1 why can't I receive my text

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klinker1959
Member

how did you do it. step by step?

 

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klinker1959
Member

So, how about a step by step procedure for replacing my current phone with one i have bought from Amazon?

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KH-OrnEsh
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