My RAZR2 V9m has returned from the Motorola Repair Facility…
They sent me a completely new phone! The one I sent out was manufactured in Week 49 of 2007, and the one they sent back was manufactured in Week 39 of 2008!
It was marked as a Sprint phone but it had the US Cellular firmware on it. I flashed it over to DST and then Telus and it’s now active and completely working on my account, despite Verizon’s best efforts to keep me from it.
(Hint: *228 option 3 will activate any valid device on any account.)
The screen isn’t actually that staticy; I digitally enhanced this picture in The GIMP.