Cell Phone Question [Verizon]
If I buy a phone off eBay to replace the current phone I have, can I just take it to a Verizon store for it to be operable (transferring my contacts, phone number, etc.)? Or do I have to buy a phone directly from Verizon?
You can buy one from eBay or online, just make sure it's CDMA and compatible with Verizon.
Verizon can't transfer your contacts.. but if you buy one off ebay all you have to do is call verizon, have them deactivate your old phone and then they'll guide you through activating your new one
Verizon [b4f59aa767a]can[/b4f59aa767a] transfer your contacts. They will most likely charge you $10 to do it but if you get a nice person they might wave it for you. They did for me.
yeah verizon charges 10 bucks to transfer, I said fuck that and did it myself
you can do it online
if it doesn't work, you call the number....and they do it.
and I've done it about 10 times (i have a phone for camping and my nice phone)
Oh and it's ALWAYS free this way ($10 if you go to a store).
Thanks guys. Yeah, I got my contacts transferred by Verizon for free when I had to get a replacement phone.
Do I have to call them to deactivate my old phone? I can only find info about activating online.
[quotebd1e7b8803="manOFice"]yeah verizon charges 10 bucks to transfer, I said fuck that and did it myself[/quotebd1e7b8803]
lol, my dad has Verizon. So he said it was worth paying $10 to transfer because he had over 100 contacts. P
jsut take it anywhere verizon dealer and they will switch the phones numbers for free
[quote9fffb3c228="JordanE"]Verizon [b9fffb3c228]can[/b9fffb3c228] transfer your contacts. They will most likely charge you $10 to do it but if you get a nice person they might wave it for you. They did for me.[/quote9fffb3c228]
What he said.
And, you can activate the new ESN online, though often-times the online changer doesn't work, so you'll be prompted to call. If you're persistent enough, you can often encourage them to waive the $20 phone registration fee. They did it for me.
Finally, there's no reason to deactivate your old phone unless you plan on selling it. if you do plan to sell it, so long as you delete your contacts, texts and call logs you're really likely fine. So far as I know, you can only have one ESN registered to one number at a time, so even if the buyer tried to make calls on the old phone, they'd be unable to do so, because you would have your new phone (ESN) registered to the phone number.