My friend is going to merge her account with some other family members' accounts to form a family plan. Someone on the other plan has an upgrade available so she is planning to use it. Verizon told her to get the phone first an then merge in case the upgrade was lost in the shuffle. She was planning to pick it up tomorrow at the apple store but Verizon said not to activate it until the plans are merged but it is hard to transfer to other lines... I told her the phone gets activated at purchase at the apple store. I know it will be activated on the other person's line but can't he then transfer it over to her line? Is this more complicate on Verizon than AT&T? They said something about the sim being permanent and more of a problem on Verizon. Please enlighten me as if like to let her know if it is okay to pick up the phone tomorrow.