I have recently broken the screen on my Samsung Intensity AGAIN and a friend gave me an LG enV? Can I switch to this phone even if my upgrade is a year away and will it cost me anything?
As long as this is a Verizon phone, and your friend's account is current with Verizon, you should have no problem with activating this phone on your account. It should not cost you anything to activate it.
And as long as it's compatible with your plan.