Verizon states customer's responsibility to check phone's ESN # prior to activitation
First time posting on website. I hope someone can shed some light on issue. As you all know, Verizon has don everything they can to get me to drop my UDP. If I want a new phone and keep my UDP, they say I can either do monthly device payments or I can buy a phone from a 3rd party and activate it on my account. They have suggested and encouraged me to do the latter to keep my UDP. Today I went to the store and I was told "If you purchase a phone from a 3rd party, it is your responsibility to check the phone's ESN. If at ny point, the phone was originally purchased using an upgrade and was subsidized (regardless how many user have used it before me), then when I activate the phone, I will lose my UDP." He stated to me that Verizon computers will view the phone as discounted, no matter who it was sold to, and I will lose my UDP. Has anyone ever been told this before?? I was going to look for deals on Cyber Monday, (the manager tried selling me on buying a Nexus from a 3rd party) but if this is true, I am much more hesitant. Thank you all for your time.