I would suggest reading the other similar threads in the Verizon Cloud space for ideas on how to not lose your content.
One way to keep your information is to subscribe to the premium version of the Verizon Cloud.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
If I have not arrived too late you can get an external storage device much like a thumb or flash drive. SanDisk makes one that comes with a backup app that is very easy to use. Bestbuy sells them. You could also use this if you do sign up for the premium but decide you dont want to keep it.