How Do I Switch My Cellphone Provider to Verizon Wireless?

Switching to a new wireless service provider doesn't have to be stressful. First, know the device you want and then pick your new plan. Verizon has many options depending on your needs and one of the best networks which proves that a good phone isn't just a necessity, it's an investment.

When you hear that Verizon Wireless has been in existence since 2000, what comes to mind? It's a company that is obviously doing something right. A wide variety of phones, plans and deals to grab the attention of new customers regularly are good practices. With many people switching, how can you get the right deal for you? This guide will show you some options. Read on for more information.

Summary of Plans

Verizon offers everything from prepaid plans, data plans and unlimited plans. You can also find plans for connected devices, shared data as well as plans for people who serve the United States and plans for students. Although Verizon has prepaid plans ranging from $40 to $70 a month, you can take advantage of loyalty discounts. The loyalty discounts start at the fourth month of service and get you a $5 discount every month. Your discount increases again after month 10. These discounts can be maximized by putting your service on auto-pay, therefore saving you an extra $5 per month as quickly as the second month of having service. Keep in mind that the first month is always going to be the full price.

Verizon also offers Unlimited plans for those who adore more perks. Keep in mind that one line of service is between $70 and $90 per month for 5G nationwide and 4G LTE data. These plans do come with extras like 6 months to a year of free streaming with Disney+, Hulu, discovery+, Apple Music and more. There's also a multi-line discount that can help you save when you switch.

Device Options

Before you switch, think about what kind of phone or device you want the most. If you want to keep the one you have, Verizon can work with you. You can bring any 5G compatible device and even check for compatibility using the "Check Compatibility" feature of the website. If you want a new phone or trade in your current phone for an upgrade, Verizon can do that. Are you looking for a new smartwatch or tablet? Verizon has those and more, including accessories for many devices.

The Verizon Switch

When you are ready to switch, you have a few options of that, too. You can schedule an appointment at your nearest Verizon store, call Verizon Wireless customer service or you can visit Verizon's website.

To make a purchase, click on the Shop tab and click on devices. This will bring up a new sub-menu including bring-your-own-phone, certified preowned, and trade-in options. Click on the topic that most applies to you. Please note that most purchases qualify for free two-day shipping or free pickup from your nearest Verizon store. If you decide to purchase a phone, you can expect to be offered a selection of accessories, protection plans and service plans. It is worth it to note that some phones won't qualify for a prepaid plan, you can only purchase one of Verizon's Unlimited plans. Pick your phone, or bring your own, then pick your plan and you're all set to check out. As always, Verizon customer service is available for you by phone or chat if you need help.

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