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can i switch a number from a lost phone to an older device?
metalliman98
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Lost my current phone at the airport (an LG EnV2, old I know) and none of the phones on the current plan are eligible for an upgrade.  Found out that to buy even a new basic flip phone from verizon out of contract will cost $200--that isn't happening.  I have an unused cellphone at home...can my number be switched from my lost phone to this older phone?

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Re: can i switch a number from a lost phone to an older device?
playitagainsam

You should be able to do this unless the phone is too old or if it is not a Verizon phone.  Just try it and see if it works.  You have nothing to lose...Here's how:   Go to the Verizon website and look for "activate or switch device" under My Verizon and follow the steps. I have done this before and it worked just fine.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hi metalliman98!

I'm sorry your phone was lost! The steps @playitagainsam are correct! Just login to vzw.com/myverizon and follow steps to get the phone activated. Let me know if you need any more assistance!

Thanks,
AdamE_VZW
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