1. juergen99's Avatar
    I have a Droid (since day 1 on 11/6/09). I was planning on upgrading to a Thunderbolt in a few weeks on a 1 year contract. I just found out that if I want a 1 year contract I would have to wait till July (20 months). Now I plan on buying a used Droid X. I haven't bought a used phone in a long time. What do I need to watch out for? I will need one with a good ESN. How do you go about checking if it is a good #? Do I ask the seller then call Verizon? When I do the swap do I need to bring in my old phone? It's rooted so I would rather not have Verizon touch it if possible.

    02-03-2011 04:44 PM
  2. digitalslacker's Avatar
    I'm confused...you should still be able to upgrade your Droid after 12 months because that was the terms of the agreement when you signed the contract back in '09.

    Now if you do that and renew then your are now at the new 20 month cycle for upgrades because it's a new contract.

    I would check into that...when you signed up it was 12 months.

    I never bought a used phone so hopefully someone else can weigh in on this.
    02-03-2011 06:52 PM
  3. juergen99's Avatar
    Yes, I can get a 2 year contract but they will not let me get a 1 year contract until 20 months.
    02-03-2011 07:14 PM
  4. mhans311's Avatar
    Other than just making sure the phone is in good condition, you need to make sure the ESN is clear. Ask the seller for the ESN # and then call Verizon. They will be able to tell you if it is clear or not.

    I buy almost all my phones used. I usually buy from ebay. I haven't ever had any problems.
    02-03-2011 10:22 PM
  5. xliderider's Avatar
    You can activate your device from the Verizonwireless.com website, all you need to enter is the MEID number (formerly known as ESN), then call *228 and choose option 1 to program your phone.

    If you get it from eBay, you can purchase a warranty on it from squaretrade.com
    02-03-2011 10:38 PM
  6. juergen99's Avatar
    Thanks to all. I ordered an X off of Ebay from a reputable seller. It looks like you will be seeing alot of me in this forum.
    02-04-2011 08:02 AM
  7. mhans311's Avatar
    Congrats on getting your X! You will love it. Welcome to AC!
    02-04-2011 09:11 AM
  8. RHChan84's Avatar
    Welcome to A/C. X is a great device.
    02-04-2011 09:23 AM
  9. UltraDroid's Avatar
    My Droid X, purchased in late July, is *probably* my favorite phone. It's easy to root, has a number of really cool roms and themes, and is BIG (love the 4.3 screen!), FAST (great processor) and just about all I could ask for in a phone. You'll really enjoy owning one.
    02-04-2011 04:36 PM
  10. Arelunde's Avatar
    Yep. I agree ... you will be blown away by the X capabilities, appearance, and ability to customize. It's one extraordinary mini-computer that just happens to make phone calls.
    02-04-2011 06:56 PM
  11. RHChan84's Avatar
    With the X, I can make ringtones for a few friends that still have BB, upload them to my server then they can download when they want. I can also use my X to edit my webpages (HTML, no flash/java), I can trim videos and mix music.
    02-04-2011 11:04 PM