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paul_r
Member

i have my old functional verizon phones in a drawer and wouldn't mind using them from time to time.

does anyone know if verizon charges a fee to switch phones online via the website?

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mdram4x4
Leader

not that im aware of

the only thing that ma happen is data may be added if the phone requires a data plan

or depending on the age of the phone, it may not be compatible with your plan

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JDLynne
Member

Not sure about online, but you can dial *228 from the phone you want to use and activate it that way too!

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SuzyQ
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You can activate an old phone both online or by dialing *228 from the device you want to activate, and there is no charge to do so.  Just a couple of cautions:

If you are moving from a data to a non-data phone, and are on the tiered data plan, you may have prorating issues to deal with that could result in extra charges.

If you have an unlimited data plan, and move to a non-smartphone, you may lose your unlimited when you try to switch back.

Depending on the age of the old phones, they may or may not work with your current plan. (mdram4x4 mentioned this)

All that aside - we have several old phones that we have saved and activate from time to time or loan out to friends when they need a spare to carry them to their next upgrade.  Activating another phone is pretty straightforward.

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paul_r
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thank you all for replies.. you're all very helpful!

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