Got a question cell phone related and know someone here has the answer. +rep/thanks for the helpful advice. I was an Alltel customer and was recently forced to switch to Verizon during the merger this month. I've got close to a year and a half left on my Alltel contract. I've got two Alltel smart phones that need replacing, so I need to know if I can buy a Ebay/CL/etc Verizon phone and replace it. If I can, whats involved in activating it?