VZW Droid Eris activation
I apologize if this has already been discussed, I searched and came up with nothing.
This is my first post here. I just purchased a used Droid Eris from a guy who terminated his contract early so he could get a Droid. Had I known this at the time I probably wouldn't have bought the phone, but too late now I guess. Anyway, VZW isn't letting me activate the phone on my account until the end of his billing cycle, which is March 13. He is going to go by the VZW store tomorrow and see if he goes ahead and pays the ETF if they will clear it for me to activate.
My question is, has anyone else been in this situation? And if so, was there any way to activate your phone before the end of the billing cycle? Thanks!
- 02-18-2010, 10:06 AM #2
- 02-18-2010, 11:39 AM #4
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It does seem sensible that Verizon has this particular policy in place, since they give the guy who sold you the phone 30 days to return the Droid and cancel his contract. I suppose they have to have a system in place to ensure that the new user could have reactivated his old phone and contract if he changed his mind within the 30 days.
Good luck; I hope that him paying the ETF clears this up for you.
Update: Just got the phone activated. The guy I bought it from paid off his EFT this morning, but that alone didn't solve the problem. They allowed him to put an esn from one of my old phones on the account, which cleared up the esn on the Droid Eris for me to activate. Problem solved!
- 02-18-2010, 12:49 PM #6
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