Thanks fihart! Yes i checked, the current owner(private owner) said it is a verizon phone so when I do get it in the mail how do I make it mine sort of speak? Do I take it to a verizon service center and have them just add the phone with same # to my existing account i have through them, will they give me crap for not buying it from them etc.? Sorry if these questions seem so elementary but I've never bought a "used" phone from someone I've just always upgraded through verizon. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.