I was given an unused Storm 9530 with what looks like a SIM card in it. Never been activated.
Wife has been without a cellphone for a while and we want to get an affordable plan for it.
Firstly, is a prepaid plan possible for the 9530? I get the impression that it isn't... Smartphones are not compatible with Verizon's prepaid plans
Secondly, is the $30 data package required because it's a BlackBerry? Yes, as a smartphone the Storm is required to have a $29.99 data pkg
Lastly, is the $40 single-line plan (450 minutes) the cheapest? Yes the $39.99 450 plan is the cheapest unless you have been a customer long enough to activate the phone on a loyalty plan in which case the 50 min loyalty plan for $25 (still need the data pkg) would be the cheapest.
Honestly, we don't want to have to pay $70 to use this
phone. Prepaid would be the best fit at this point. If it is unused, sell it on Ebay and use the money to get a feature phone, or swap it on Craig's list for another phone that doesn't require data.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks! You're welcome