Hi kate rogers,
We would love to have you join in the VZW Family! I am excited to hear that you have purchased a refurbished phone at a yard sale. Have you attempted to activate the device on our Pre-paid services http://vz.to/13vQ7NT? If so, what was the result? Keep me posted.
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