Skip to main content
Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Have a phone you love? Get up to $500 when you bring your phone.
end of navigation menu
***Announcement: Early next week, we’ll be merging the current Fios and Wireless Communities into the all new Verizon Community! Beginning the evening of Sunday 12/4, both Communities will be placed in read-only mode. You’ll still be able to visit the Communities and browse content, but login will be disabled. On the afternoon of Monday 12/5, all users will be able to log into the new Verizon Community. We expect the new Community to be fully functional the morning of Friday 12/9. Additional details can be found in the Announcements board and under Featured Topics!
Switching basic to basic?
Donsou
Enthusiast

My daughter has a very simple basic phone. (Sorry I can't remember the name) anywho, I have another phone that's also basic but, she prefers. Wanted to know if verizon would let me turn that one on for her to replace her 1st phone. Without adding on to my contract? She's on my family plan.

Labels (1)
0 Likes
1 Solution

Correct answers
Re: Switching basic to basic?
SuzyQ
Super User
Super User

If they are both basic phones, it should be a simple matter of turning off the one, then dialing *228 on the other and following the prompts.  As long as the second phone is a Verizon phone....

View solution in original post

Re: Switching basic to basic?
SuzyQ
Super User
Super User

If they are both basic phones, it should be a simple matter of turning off the one, then dialing *228 on the other and following the prompts.  As long as the second phone is a Verizon phone....

Re: Switching basic to basic?
Donsou
Enthusiast

@SuzyQ  thanks for replying! Doing this wont lead me into a longer contract will it? When I spoke to someone a while while back, he said the phone had to of been activated for at least 6 months +. If I remember correctly. I'm cautious bc my contract end date is April 2015 and nothing against the service of Verizon. But, I want out. Lol.

0 Likes
Re: Switching basic to basic?
SuzyQ
Super User
Super User

The 6 months prior activation requirement is when activating a prepaid phone on a contract account - the prepaid device must have been used/active as a prepaid phone for 6 months prior to using it on a contract account.  It doesn't mean you have to keep it active on your account for 6 months (if I am reading your question correctly).


Activating a different phone will not change your  -  using the upgrade eligibility to purchase a new phone at a discount will extend the contract.

Re: Switching basic to basic?
Donsou
Enthusiast

awesome! Thanks so much for all the info!

0 Likes