If I'm posting in the wrong spot, please move me lol. But, I have plans to get a Xperia Play from verizon, and i wan't to get it flashed using the CricketUsers Remote Phone Flashing (full) service provided on this website. I only have a couple of questions

1. I'm using a $45 plan right now, do i need to buy the $55 plan before i do the flashing for the phone to work?
1a.If i can keep it on the $45 plan, will i be able to text, call, and use the web?

2. There are NO cricket stores by me, so can i activate the phone through the phone, or do i just have to wait till i can get to a real cricket store and get it activated there?