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    Ok so I have 2 lines ready for an upgrade on 8/28 of this year. And I'm thinking of getting the bionic next month. If I do get it and something better comes out a month later when the trial ends. Will I be able to use my second line's upgrade as my own and just give my bionic to the second line???

    And if so, do I have to go to a store for it or can I do it all online?

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    only have one line, but I have given my old phones to others. Handled that all online. I don't see why you couldn't do it online. I think you would have to order it against the line with the remaining upgrade, but do the activation against previously upgraded line. Then activate "older" phone..... not sure I'm explaining this well.... I do believe it can be done, with some planning. Might take a while.... and you might want to move SIM from older to newer phone to keep it with 1st line. Backup SD card, depending one your apps and data you might want to move it with SIM card... It's early I need more coffee... not sure my fingers are moving as fast as my brain this morning.
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    So, pretty much just use upgrade the second line and just switch them by using the activate old phone option for both?

    And also will all this make me pay full retail? I don't want that haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5h4un360 View Post
    So, pretty much just use upgrade the second line and just switch them by using the activate old phone option for both?

    And also will all this make me pay full retail? I don't want that haha

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    Order the 2nd phone on 2nd line. You will be charged when it ships. Activate 2nd phone on 1st line using first phone SIM and SD card. Then activate old 1st phone on 2nd Line with new SIM and SD card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleSwine View Post
    Order the 2nd phone on 2nd line. You will be charged when it ships. Activate 2nd phone on 1st line using first phone SIM and SD card. Then activate old 1st phone on 2nd Line with new SIM and SD card.

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    Ahh ok. Cool thanks man. Also Guaranteed this works? Ha just making sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleSwine View Post
    Order the 2nd phone on 2nd line. You will be charged when it ships. Activate 2nd phone on 1st line using first phone SIM and SD card. Then activate old 1st phone on 2nd Line with new SIM and SD card.

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    Since VZW doesn't use SIMs, I believe, only the SD cards need be swapped. A call to VZW to have them assign/reassign ESNs can be made or one can go online to do the swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jahoobob View Post
    Since VZW doesn't use SIMs...
    All 4G/LTE phones use SIMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5h4un360 View Post
    Ok so I have 2 lines ready for an upgrade on 8/28 of this year. And I'm thinking of getting the bionic next month. If I do get it and something better comes out a month later when the trial ends. Will I be able to use my second line's upgrade as my own and just give my bionic to the second line???

    And if so, do I have to go to a store for it or can I do it all online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    Just so you know... The old 30 day satisfaction guarantee is now 14 days.

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    Umm... yea I already knew that, idk if I wasn't clear or not but I meant to say was once my 14 day trial ends and I'm like a month in and a better phone comes out, can I use that bionic to the second line and use its upgrade as mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahoobob View Post
    Since VZW doesn't use SIMs, I believe, only the SD cards need be swapped. A call to VZW to have them assign/reassign ESNs can be made or one can go online to do the swap.
    All Verizon LTE and World phones has SIM cards..... For me that has been the last three phones
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5h4un360 View Post
    Ahh ok. Cool thanks man. Also Guaranteed this works? Ha just making sure

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    Just don't start activating old 1st phone on 2nd line until it's replaced on by the new phone ordered. website may take up to 20 minutes to 2 hours (so I've been told, 20 minutes I've seen) to reflect change. Basically you need old first phone off the account before activating it on 2nd line.
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    Ok, so I just found an option to use upgrade from another line option. I just bought the Bionic day one and so can I transfer my second lines upgrade to mine? If so, will I have to pay for retail of the Bionic?

    Thanks again. Never really used my lines upgrades as my own

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