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    How do I get a Jitterbug J cell phone activated?

    I bought two Jitterbug J cell phones on ebay. Both had previously been activated on Verizon. Every number I call, Verizon and Great Call, the person answering says these phones can't be activated. Can anyone help please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbarber View Post
    I bought two Jitterbug J cell phones on ebay. Both had previously been activated on Verizon. Every number I call, Verizon and Great Call, the person answering says these phones can't be activated. Can anyone help please?
    What was the reason given for being unable to activate?


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    The Jitterbug's service is from a MVNO (Great Call) that uses Verizon. There are several problems:

    1) It may be locked (for instance a Virgin phone is locked to Virgin even if it would otherwise be compatible with other service.)

    2) Jitterbugs are highly tied in to Jitterbug service. Contacts are added and removed via a web interface or calling Jitterbug's customer service! To me this may be the biggest problem, unless you really can deal with no contacts.

    3) VZW does not activate non VZW branded phones. They don't do anything to restrict LTE devices but Jitterbug's not LTE 8-) PagePlus will activate anything, probably you could activate with them if it's not locked. Picture messaging settings can be a problem when moving phones but Jitterbug does not support MMS anyway.

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