How Do I Sign Up for New Service with Verizon Wireless?

Whether you are getting your first wireless plan with Verizon Wireless or switching from another carrier, you can set up a new service with ease. Online you can choose your plan, device and add-ons while comparing plans side by side to get the best deal for you. You can also go to a Verizon retailer and purchase your plan and device in person.

Whether you are switching cellphone carriers or you are getting your very first cellphone, you need to know how to sign up for new service. If you have decided on Verizon as your new carrier, what do you need to do next? How do you sign up for new service with Verizon Wireless? You can get assistance and support from Verizon Wireless customer support here, and you can read below on how to sign up for new service.

Before Signing Up

There are some things you want to do before you sign up for a Verizon Wireless plan. The things to consider and questions to ask include:

  1. Review all the plans Verizon has to offer so you are getting the one that works best for you.
  2. Do you need lots of data?
  3. How many lines do you want to have on your account? Is this an individual or family plan?
  4. Are you bringing your own device to your new plan, or will you need to purchase a Verizon device?
  5. Are you switching from another carrier and want to keep your current number?
  6. What deals are being offered by Verizon Wireless at this time?

How to Sign Up for New Service with Verizon Wireless

You can sign up for a new service with Verizon Wireless online or in person.


You can sign up for a new service with Verizon Wireless online by completing the following steps:

  1. Open Verizon Wireless in your web browser.
  2. Click on "Shop" at the top of the screen.
  3. Select "Plans" to see all the wireless plans Verizon offers.
  4. Choose "Unlimited" or "Prepaid" depending on your needs. (The remainder of this list will deal with unlimited plans).
  5. In the middle of the page, click "Start with Plans" to start building your Verizon Wireless plan.
  6. Select "New Customer" to sign up for a new service.
  7. Enter your zip code and click "Next."
  8. Review the plans that appear on the screen and choose the one that best suits your needs.
  9. Review the extras that can be added to your plan and either choose one or select "No thanks, maybe later" at the bottom of the screen.
  10. Repeat Steps 8 and 9 for all the lines in your plan.
  11. You will see a preview of what you have in your cart so far. At the bottom of the screen, click on "Shop Devices" or "Bring My Own Device."
  12. Select from the list of available devices sold by Verizon or enter the information about your device.
  13. Accept or decline device protection.
  14. Repeat steps 11 through 13 for each line in your new account.
  15. Select "Go to Cart."
  16. Follow the prompts on your screen to complete the secure payment, add your contact information and start your plan.

In Person Purchase

You can also go to a Verizon Wireless retail location and purchase a new phone and plan. The sales representative will be able to help you pick out a plan and device that meets your needs, set up your new plan and activate your new device on site.

Setting up a new service with Verizon Wireless is easy. For more information or assistance, contact Verizon Wireless customer support here.

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