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Does it cost anything to change my cell phone number?

Discussion in 'General Verizon Service' started by runnerchild3, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. runnerchild3

    runnerchild3 New Member

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    I want to change my cell phone number, will it cost anything?



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    Taskbar New Member

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    $15 -- unless you are porting over a number to your phone. If you wish to change numbers, then it costs $15.

    Source - straight from VerizonWireless Customer Care
  3. Paprika

    Paprika New Member

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    Watch u get in there and they say "yeahh.. but there are also $45 in regulatory, tax, and associative fees.... :D"
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    Damademan3 New Member

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    to change your phone? It does not cost anything where i am from. (Mid West VZW Coverage). I just did a number swap week ago. FREE
  5. Taskbar

    Taskbar New Member

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    Hi there Damademan3,

    Did you port a number over, or did you simply ask VerizonWireless for a new number?
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    Damademan3 New Member

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    Simply Ask. i have had family do the same thing. Its always been free.
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    teamneon www.BigWireless.us

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    TELL THEM YOU ARE GETTING UNWANTED CALLS....ITS FREE
    :)
    (otherwise its $15 with Verizon)
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    paulcman New Member

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    LOL! That is great, I will remember that little trick!
  9. teamneon

    teamneon www.BigWireless.us

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    works EVERY time (ive sold and worked for verizon for over six years.)
  10. Taskbar

    Taskbar New Member

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    Good information to know. Thanks for the heads up guys ;-)
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    It used to be free no matter what...
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    paulcman New Member

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    It gets expensive buying and registering bulk amounts of numbers. Verizon probably got sick of people who were abusing the privilege.
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    Last time I tried changing my number, it cost $20...
  14. Taskbar

    Taskbar New Member

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    That's very interesting indeed, because as I said, a VerizonWireless rep told me $15 when I signed up for service a little over a week ago. I just happened to ask the question about "what if I wanted to change my phone number?", and he replied $15 UNLESS you were porting over a number, which would then be free.

    Go figure... hmmm.....
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    We had someone in the office that just changed their phone number with verizon and were told the first switch is free and the second time is $15.00. However, if you can go back to the dealer you bought your Verizon phone from and they usually only charge you $10 to switch numbers. Depending how long or how short your've had the phone numbers you can probably get the fees waived just pick your strategy.

    Thanks, Mark
    anythingformycell.com

    Also, if you want to bypass the automated system: when you call, hit option #4 then press Zero. It will take you directly to a Verizon Rep.
  16. nicknrm

    nicknrm Super Moderator

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    Despite common belief, Verizon Wireless does not charge you to change your number.

    They have the ability to tack on a $15 charge, but 99% of the representatives will waive this.

    Also, be sure you do it on the start of your bill cycle or you could have some prorated fees which may in turn add up to a larger bill.
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