1. aparker2005's Avatar
    Hey guys I had a quick question that's probably been asked. My birthday is next week and my mom is probably going to get me a GNex. I have to use her upgrade however. She has just a basic family plan with no text or data. I am on my own contract. Can she buy the GNex, activate it on her "dumb phone" plan, immediately switch back to her dumb phone, and then let me activate the GNex on my line with nothing having to change on her plan?

    She's afraid she's gonna have to get a data package just to activate the phone in which case she won't help me get it :/. Just checking. Thanks!

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    01-17-2012 12:02 AM
  2. paul-c's Avatar
    Her line will be fine, it just extends her contract. The line that the phone ends up on will be charged for data.
    01-17-2012 01:06 AM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Her line will be fine, it just extends her contract. The line that the phone ends up on will be charged for data.
    True, I did this on my dads line for my best friend when I bought her a RAZR for Christmas.

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    01-17-2012 07:34 AM
  4. Super_Mario's Avatar
    Her line won't need to add the data. As a matter a fact if they process it as an alternate upgrade for your line she won't even need to activate it on her line at all. It will just extended her contract and the upgrade will be on your line.
    01-17-2012 09:51 AM
  5. aparker2005's Avatar
    Thanks guys!

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    01-17-2012 12:14 PM
  6. Jude526's Avatar
    He is on HIS own contract. Not on hers.

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    01-20-2012 08:30 PM
  7. Jude526's Avatar
    Smartphones can't be activated without data plan

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    01-20-2012 08:31 PM
  8. blackjaguar25's Avatar
    Smartphones can't be activated without data plan

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    Just choose to activate it later when buying it and you can activate it on your line when your mother gives it to you. You can buy it on upgrade without activating.

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    01-20-2012 08:42 PM
  9. Super_Mario's Avatar
    He is on HIS own contract. Not on hers.

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    Every line has it's own contract. What's your point?
    01-22-2012 02:50 PM
  10. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    If you buy the phone directly from Verizon they can do an alternate update and basically steal the upgrade from her line.

    Depending on their systems, some indirect agents may require you to briefly activate the phone on her line and then switch it back. Yes upon activating the phone you would have to add the data plan BUT can drop it when you swap phones back a few minutes later.
    02-06-2012 12:25 AM
  11. muzhik's Avatar
    OP says that it's family plan, so verizon can use "buddy upgrade" and activate on OP line...
    02-10-2012 03:00 PM
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