- 07-14-2012, 01:55 PM #1Newbie
My Alltel branded Motorola W-315 was grandfathered onto a Verizon monthly account when they bought Alltel. When I decided to downgrade from the monthly plan to a pay as you go plan Verizon wouldn't let me use the ex-Alltel Motorola on that type of account--company policy for some reason but allowed me to keep it on the monthly plan. They then sold me a pay as you go plan with a Samsung Gusto phone. When I found out they had cancelled the Motorola phone account which I hadn't asked them to do I talked them into reinstating it. So my current status is that I have two plans, one for each phone. The Samsung phone plan was mistakenly opened as a monthly plan but I assume I can rectify that mistake. Both plans now carry the same phone number as do both phones and both plans are active, at least I just got a bill showing both. I assume that when I call on the Motorola one account is charged and likewise the other if I use the Samsung. I also assume that when I call the common cell number whichever phone being tracked by the tower will ring. I haven't opened the Samsung packaging to try that out in case I wind up having to send it back. Neither account is under contract. So much for the current setup.
I want to keep the Motorola phone because I like it and am used to it having owned it for 5 or 6 years but I don't want two plans. The Samsung phone was only $10 so it doesn't figure in my considerations. I'd still like to use the Motorola on a pay as you go basis and I have (or soon will have) that payment arrangement set up for the Samsung with my old cell number. Is it possible to find the electronic serial number of the Samsung and reprogram the Motorola with that number. That way I would have two phones on the pay as you go account which would be interchangeable to the network and I could cancel the monthly plan. I believe I could then use either but not both.
I wouldn't be stealing any service that I am not already paying for nor using any extra features since they are both basic phones and I can use only one phone at a time. Verizon would be happy since they would have a Verizon branded phone which I bought assigned to the account.
I am a retired RF engineer. I could design a cell antenna but am an utter rookie on the internal details of cellular phones and systems. Any comments would be appreciated. I would be willing to pay someone to do the programming work if it is not totally simple. Thanks.
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- 07-14-2012, 03:08 PM #2Mr Admin Guy
Re: Putting an Alltel Motorola W-315 on a Verizon account
If you can get a hold of the software that Samsung uses to program that phone, and you reverse engineer the firmware to change the ESN, you could technically do it, but it would be more trouble than its worth.John
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