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Target has the Verizon Samsung Galaxy J3 for $89.99 http://www.target.com/p/verizon-s...A-51150480

I assume its the J3 V because it's 16gb.

It says Price requires New or eligible renewal 2-yr wireless voice agreement with qualifying data plan, credit approval and may require deposit. However, when you checkout it doesn't require a verizon login, what would happen if the phone was purchased and just used to upgrade an existing post paid line.

As many deals fly around I can't believe I can't find this phone for purchase outright for $100 or less. If I have to extend my contract I might as well get a better phone at that point.
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Target has the Verizon Samsung Galaxy J3 for $89.99 http://www.target.com/p/verizon-s...A-51150480

I assume its the J3 V because it's 16gb.

It says Price requires New or eligible renewal 2-yr wireless voice agreement with qualifying data plan, credit approval and may require deposit. However, when you checkout it doesn't require a verizon login, what would happen if the phone was purchased and just used to upgrade an existing post paid line.

As many deals fly around I can't believe I can't find this phone for purchase outright for $100 or less. If I have to extend my contract I might as well get a better phone at that point.
It's probably a prepaid phone and won't work on postpaid without paying the $30 for WiFi only prepaid plan.
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It's probably a prepaid phone and won't work on postpaid without paying the $30 for WiFi only prepaid plan.
Thanks. I was thinking about that as well, but I'm not sure if the prepaid has the 8gb. Could be funny wording by target. I guess that would still be better than paying the $168 outright.

Do you know if I pay the $30, can I immediately switch it over to post paid?
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prepaid has the 8gb.
Yes but the 16GB on the Target website could be a typo.

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Do you know if I pay the $30, can I immediately switch it over to post paid?
Yes but you have to activate the phone through the activation on the phone during set up. You cannot put it on an already active prepaid line, that won't unlock it for postpaid use.

Do you have a nano SIM already active on your postpaid line?
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I suspect that this is the device that Target is selling and the 16GB is a typo.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/veriz...Id=5165400
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I suspect that this is the device that Target is selling and the 16GB is a typo.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/veriz...Id=5165400
Right, I was just thinking the same as I looked up the listed UPC Frown

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Yes but the 16GB on the Target website could be a typo.


Yes but you have to activate the phone through the activation on the phone during set up. You cannot put it on an already active prepaid line, that won't unlock it for postpaid use.

Do you have a nano SIM already active on your postpaid line?
My current phone is a LG G2 and it has a micro sim.
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My current phone is a LG G2 and it has a micro sim.
I think the J3 takes a nano SIM. If it does, then after you activate the J3 on the prepaid plan for $30, you would have to call prepaid and tell them to terminate the prepaid line to release the phone.

Then once that is done, you may be able to reactivate the nano SIM on your postpaid line in the J3. If not, you can either call Verizon and tell them to mail you a nano SIM for the J3 or take it to a corporate store to have them activate it for you on your postpaid line.

But you need to get it released from prepaid to activate a SIM card in it on postpaid.

You don't have UDP do you?
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Nah, no unlimited data. I'm not a big phone person. I'm a desktop, tablet, laptop guy. I have a tablet with unlimited data for tmobile.

I didn't think trying to find a decent modern phone for $100 would be so difficult lol

I can always just do the 2 year thing, I was just trying to avoid it. I've had the account for about 15 years. 16gb j3 is $39.99, G5 is $199.99 and S6 is $199.99
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I just activated this very phone for my grandmother on her post-paid account.
The 8gb one from BB, not the 16gb from Target.

You have to activate it on pre-paid first, paying the $30 for the cheapest 1/mo plan.
Then you can turn right around and cancel that line, then activate on your post-paid line.
I'd wait about 1hr after the cancellation though, just to be safe.

If you already have a post-paid sim (that fits), you can just pop it in there after canceling the pre-paid.

Verizon reps will tell you "it's not possible", "has to be active for 6/mo", and that you have to "wait 24hrs" or till the "end of the month you paid for the pre-paid".
NONE OF THAT IS TRUE, AT ALL.

I spent 8 days on the phone with them, and a combined 18 hrs on the telephone to get everything straightened out that they screwed up.
You just can NOT believe how retarded some of the people are that work for VZW.
They had her account so twisted up, and even canceled it at one point.
I can't even begin to tell all the crap they did within a few days time. Took me 5 days to fix it all back to where it was before trying to activate this phone.
Truly astonishing.

It's an alright phone. Decent for the price. Now I have an extra one that won't be used and can not be returned since we are past the BB return window.
Thanks VZW. You guys are a gem of a turd.

I was thinking of putting it up for sale on Amazon. If you are interested in it, let me know. Either that or fleaBay.




BTW, I do not believe there is a 16gb variant of the J3-6. (VZW variant)
Thankfully, it does have a microSD slot.
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The 8gb one from BB, not the 16gb from Target.
I doubt the Target one is the 16GB model despite the incorrect listing.

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You have to activate it on pre-paid first, paying the $30 for the cheapest 1/mo plan.
And you need to do the activation through the phone itself - do not do it online and do not activate it on an already active prepaid line. If you don't do the activation through the phone itself, it will not get whitelisted for postpaid use.

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Then you can turn right around and cancel that line
Yes, this is key - you need to cancel the prepaid line.
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Verizon reps will tell you "it's not possible", "has to be active for 6/mo", and that you have to "wait 24hrs" or till the "end of the month you paid for the pre-paid".
NONE OF THAT IS TRUE, AT ALL.
The 6 months is true for basic and 3G phones but not for 4G LTE phones. For 4G LTE phones, the phone just has to be activated through the phone on the $30/mo plan or higher, then the prepaid line needs to be either canceled or you also could put another phone on the prepaid line if you wanted to use the prepaid line.

Most of the reps know the difference b/t unlocking the basic/3G phones and the 4G LTE phones for postpaid use but some don't. But even the ones who do know the difference mistakenly think you have to wait for the 1 month of prepaid service to be up and as you know, you don't.

To test if the phone is unlocked for postpaid use, you can get it appraised through the Verizon trade-in site. If it is not unlocked you will get an error saying the device is ineligible for trade-in after you type in its IMEI.
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Now I have an extra one that won't be used and can not be returned since we are past the BB return window.
I would unlock it by paying the $30 and then sell it as unlocked for postpaid use. That is what I did with a prepaid phone I had that I unlocked. IME you get more money for them if people can use them as temporary phones on postpaid for instance, if they had an iPhone that they lost and need something to use until the iP7 is released or they are eligible for an upgrade.

You can just explain in the listing that the phone was merely activated on prepaid to get it unlocked for use on postpaid. I wouldn't sell it as new, but I would sell it as mint used with that explanation.

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BTW, I do not believe there is a 16gb variant of the J3-6. (VZW variant)
There is a postpaid device that is $168 that is 16GB:

https://www.verizonwireless.com/s...laxy-j3-v/
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I would unlock it by paying the $30 and then sell it as unlocked for postpaid use.
I have not opened this one. Still in her box.
Who ever buys it can do that so they are assured it is brand new.

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There is a postpaid device that is $168 that is 16GB:
Huh, that is interesting. So VZW has 2 models produced for them. How is that cheaper for manufacturing?
Looks like all the other variants besides the VZW pp and International versions have 16gb.
Strange.. VZW decided to house 2 models.

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Most of the reps know the difference b/t unlocking the basic/3G phones and the 4G LTE phones for postpaid use but some don't. But even the ones who do know the difference mistakenly think you have to wait for the 1 month of prepaid service to be up and as you know, you don't.
Heh, you would be surprised. Out of the 20+ people I dealt with over that ordeal (not exaggerating), only 4 of them knew this.
3 of them were Supers in the call centers.

I even had a little smartA$$ youngster at the local Corp store tell me I was flat out wrong and treated me as if I were a liar in front of all the customers.

I was instructed by a Super to go to the store and get a replacement SIM, since the one we had would not activate.
Punk at the store refused to help at all.

I told him to call their support center to get the correct info.
He told me, "no I wont, but you can call them".
I $hit you not.

So I did, and I put it on speakerphone for everyone to hear.
THAT pissed me off something fierce.
All he could say after being put in his place was that "we never received a notice about these changes".
Even said that to the VZW supervisor that I had on speakerphone. She told him that they did INDEED send out an email with a notice about the changes.
He stood his ground after the call and blamed the fault on VZW for not notifying them.

That was just ONE person I dealt with on this week long excursion.
Just a few weeks ago too.


Sorry for the rant.
My point is, know your crap before you deal with these @ssHats, else they will jerk you around for hours. And/Or screw up your account to the point that you may loose your phone plan or phone#.
Luckily, we were able to recover the lost # in 24hrs, before it was taken by someone else.
My poor GM was without a phone for 8 days!!!

WOW Verizon, wow...
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Luckily, we were able to recover the lost # in 24hrs, before it was taken by someone else.
Verizon doesn't recycle post-paid numbers for 49 days. But if your number was not originally a verizon wireless number and was ported in, then it gets re-assigned back to whichever carrier/landline operator it was originally assigned to. That can happen sooner than 49 days.
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Verizon doesn't recycle post-paid numbers for 49 days. But if your number was not originally a verizon wireless number and was ported in, then it gets re-assigned back to whichever carrier/landline operator it was originally assigned to. That can happen sooner than 49 days.
Well like I mentioned before, things got a little twisted.
The # was sent to pre-paid before it was lost.
Still can't fathom WTH these VZW reps believe they are doing.
We were told it would not be recoverable past 24hrs (maybe was 48. frustration makes me forget)

I've put more than I needed on here so far.
My point was to make the OP aware of the process and hurdles involved, since we just activated this very phone a short time ago.
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