Hello techies!
I recently upgraded from a Droid 3 to a Samsung S4 - I love the new phone but I've had bad luck with it. Cracked it right after months warranty and had to spend $250 to get screens repaired (after getting the phone from Verizon for $25 in upgrade deal). Now it's gone dead.
Can anyone advise me - can I simply buy the same model device, from Amazon for instance, and put the simm chip in the new device? Does the device have to be unlocked?
I want to keep the Verison Wireless plan but I don't want to shell out $500 for new device. Right now I'm back on the Droid 3 which seems to be indestructible by comparison.

Thanks for any information!