Reclaim a number which is available/new service

I had a Verizon Wireless Number that has been off for a few years now and needing to reclaim the old number. Is this possible? Who can I speak to for this matter?  I would like to start service with vzw and this number

I confirmed that the number rings to out of order message and suspect it is back in the available telephone number pool

Re: Reclaim a number which is available/new service
Customer Service Rep

Hi there. My name is Heather. Your Verizon Wireless account expert. Thank you so much for reaching out on Chat today. I would be delighted to help you any way I can. I can understand wanting an old number back, but after 51 days this number is allowed to be reassigned, and can no longer can be claimed be the previous user. I am sorry.