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!
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.
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.