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If I change my phone number, can I change it back to the old number?
Johnnyb12345
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Of I change my phone number can i change it back to the old number I had before

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Re: If i change my phone number can i change it back to the old number
Ann154
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Very unlikely. The most you can select is the area code and exchange portion of the number. The last four digits are completely random and odds are someone else is already using the number you want.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: If i change my phone number can i change it back to the old number
Ann154
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Very unlikely. The most you can select is the area code and exchange portion of the number. The last four digits are completely random and odds are someone else is already using the number you want.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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sprmankalel
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Why would you want to do that?

If you want to keep your old number you should port it to Google Voice. To save it.

You most likely won't be able to get it back but I don't think it will be recycled until it has been inactive for 90 days and then it could go to any carrier.

Re: If I change my phone number, can I change it back to the old number?
hanh352
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From the FCC's web page at https://www.fcc.gov/reassigned-numbers-database

To reduce unwanted and intrusive calls intended for a phone number's previous owner, the Commission now requires service providers to regularly report number disconnections and to wait a minimum of 45 days before reassigning a disconnected number to a new user.

If you're beyond the 45 days and your old number has been re-assigned to someone else, you're out of luck.   If not, then contact Verizon support & ask if that number can be assigned to your phone.  

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KH-OrnEsh
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Due to the age of this thread, it will be locked in order to keep discussions current. If you have the same or a similar question/issue we invite you to start a new thread on the topic.

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