Dear Gear Diary Readers:
As many of you know, Judie typically uses this space to answer questions from readers about problems they may be having with their technological gadgets. Well, we thought it was high time we turn the tides on all of you and ask you for a little help.
Here is the situation. I am a Verizon Wireless subscriber. About a year ago, I bought a RAZR phone with a 2-year service plan (man I hate those lock in plans). Anyway, a friend just offered to give me his Verizon Motorola Q Smartphone.
Ideally, I would like to be able to just switch the service from my RAZR phone to my Motorola Q. I know if I had a GSM plan like Cingular, this would be a matter of taking out the SIM card and plopping it into the new phone. But, I don’t, so I can’t.
Does anyone know, will Verizon do this? Will they just transfer my service from one phone to another? Will there be an activation fee or a penalty? I guess my question is what is the best way to approach this?
Thanks for your help and thanks for reading/