1. chadderbox's Avatar
    So I'm a disgruntled AT&T customer right now. I mostly use my phone for work and am a sales/marketing hybrid and travel a good amount. I've been having so many issues with missed calls, dropped calls, and poor service lately it's impacting work.

    My question is if I buy a Verizon iPhone off a site like eBay, can I port my number from AT&T to Verizon without signing a 2yr contract and wait until the next iPhone comes out to sign the 2yr deal in order to get the subsidized price? Basically if I bring my own phone and don't buy one from them am I on a month to month contract where I can still use an upgrade at anytime?

    Thanks in advance
    03-19-2012 07:28 AM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    Even if you "bring your own phone" to VZW, I don't think you can get service without signing a contract... and I don't think VZW offers less than a 2 year contract...

    Check with your company and see if they have an affiliate/sponsorship program with VZW... also, if your company is large enough, they may have a dedicated VZW rep who may be able to get you some sort of deal or offer another solution...
    03-19-2012 09:48 AM
  3. Gixxer07's Avatar
    It's best to call verizon on this. But honestly I don't think you have to sign the contract or at least lose the subsidized pricing if you have your own phone and you aren't buying one with the subsidized pricing. That's the way it was when I was with verizon but that was 2 years ago.
    03-19-2012 10:15 AM
  4. itsalexaye's Avatar
    It's best to call verizon on this. But honestly I don't think you have to sign the contract or at least lose the subsidized pricing if you have your own phone and you aren't buying one with the subsidized pricing. That's the way it was when I was with verizon but that was 2 years ago.
    But it has to be a phone that is Verizon Branded, like the iPhone 4S, or one of their droids, etc.
    03-20-2012 11:27 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    It's best to call verizon on this. But honestly I don't think you have to sign the contract or at least lose the subsidized pricing if you have your own phone and you aren't buying one with the subsidized pricing. That's the way it was when I was with verizon but that was 2 years ago.
    I'll second this. Any Verizon branded, current model (within the past 2 years...) should get you going.
    03-20-2012 11:43 PM
  6. KidKid99's Avatar
    Yes you can "Bring Your Own" iPhone to Verizon and port your number as well.
    I did the same thing last year when I had left T-Mobile to join Verizon. Verizon will offer you subsidized 2 year offer after you join after a few months of a good status on your account with them.
    One thing too make sure is, when buying a used from eBay or Craigslist. Make sure to check the ESN/MEID with Verizon first. Cause if you buy an iPhone with a bad ESN/MEID, Verizon will not activate the phone on their network.
    03-22-2012 10:58 PM
  7. chadderbox's Avatar
    Thanks for the help guys I really appreciate it. I'm going to give it a go and see what happens. Would I be on month to month at that point or am I forced to sign the contract?
    03-27-2012 08:04 PM
  8. KidKid99's Avatar
    If you go ahead and bring your own phone to Verizon. Then you'll be month to month.
    03-29-2012 04:28 PM
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