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Dustin Good
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+Anne Good... Before and after
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Instructions for porting your Verizon number to Google Voice and keeping your Verizon account.

So up until this week, I had two plans on Verizon Wireless.  I have been a customer of theirs for years and was grandfathered into the unlimited data plan which is no longer being offered.  I recently ordered a Nexus 5 phone from the Google Play store which Verizon does not support.  I activated it with another carrier and wanted to do two things:

1. Port my phone number to my new carrier.
2. Switch my wife's phone & phone number from my non unlimited Verizon Account to the Unlimited Data Plan account

Initially, I went into a Verizon brick and mortar store to get this accomplished.  They said that it is not possible as the data plan is tied to the phone number, so I would essentially need to create a new account losing my unlimited data.  I later called a Verizon CSR and received a similar explanation.  Convinced that this was possible I scoured the web  and personal contacts and discovered a workaround.  I used this forum post as a reference but thought I would document my process here for posterity in the event this forum post gets removed. (it is on a Verizon site after all :) ) 

https://community.verizonwireless.com/message/850559

Please note that this process works and worked for me as of January 17, 2014.  I am not responsible if it no longer works or did not work for you.

Before you Begin: Make sure you have your Verizon Account Information handy, you will need your Account Number Account Number: #########-#####, note: it's just the first part of this number (before the dash), billing password (PIN), etc.

Step 1: Go to Google Voice and request a number port, enter number and account information gathered from Verizon Website or statement.  Note, this will cost $20 to port your number to an existing Google Voice account.

This process takes up to 24 hours.  In my experience and the experience of those I also read about it takes exactly 24 hours.

Step 2:  Sometime in that 24 hour window.  Log into the Verizon Website and request a phone number change.  I waited about 5 hours just in case I had entered invalid data and the porting request was not able to be processed.  If you do not do this, Verizon will cancel your account and you may be assessed an ETF if your are still on contract.  You will receive an email from Google Voice when your port is complete and your Verizon account should be in tact and remain in good standing.

The main part of the article is done here, but for me I took the following two steps:

3. Ported my wife's cell phone number to my unlimited data plan account.  I attempted to do this using the Verizon website, however I received an error, apparently they won't let you port a Verizon number to a different Verizon account, so I had to call a CSR to get this done.  They did it with no problem.

4. Since my wife wanted to continue to use her same device, I had to request that it be switched over to the new number now too.  In my case the CSR handled that for me over the phone as well.

Note: Even if you do not want to keep your Verizon account, if you have an unlimited data plan you should not just voluntarily close your account.  There is a market for unlimited data plans.  You can do a search for the Verizon policy called "Assumption of Liability" in which someone can just "assume" your plan as is (on or off contract)... it is a legitimate policy offered by Verizon and there is a market for people that want these plans even if you don't, you should at least investigate if it's worth it for you to sell/transfer your account to someone.
Hello All. I would like to port my Verizon wireless number to Google Voice but keep my existing plan, service and contract. I don't want to lose my Verizon unlimited data, corporate discount and open a new account. Every customer service rep I spoke with is confused and I can't get a straight ...
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Nice, dig.  Your nomination of Paul ultimately ended up with a cold, wet cross faction challenge, btw.  :)
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My Biggest Question / Problem with this statement:

As for the new group of 4G LTE customers, users who will see the throttling on Verizon's network will (1) be in the top 5 percent of data gulpers (aka more than 4.7 GB in a single billing period), (2) have fulfilled their minimum contractual commitment, (3) are on unlimited plans using a 4G LTE device, and (4) are connected to a congested cell tower.

What defines #4?  What is a "congested cell tower"?  Seems very open to interpretation
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Lastly, I love their wording. Vocabulary like "gulpers" is meant to incriminate people who are using the service they paid for instead of admitting that Verizon is greedy in their billing practices and not able to hold up their end of the contract...like the one with the FCC for the C-band
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Needed to drive to Boone today... Bergies run? I think so...
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Picked up some furniture at +Redeker's Furniture
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Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA
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Only the places I could walk to... bourbon street, jackson square, superdome
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The Superdome was decorated in John Deere colors last night
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Very nice.
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  • University of Northern Iowa
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2002
  • Cedar Falls High School
    1994 - 1998
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  • John Deere Financial
    Technology Architect, 2002 - present
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Urbandale, IA
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I had my Nexus 5 screen replaced and thought they did a decent job, they were fast and I thought the price was good compared to what I researched my cost would be to do it myself. I thought they could have paid a little more attention to detail however, after getting it replaced I noticed the screen was bad (had burnt out pixels) within the first 3 seconds I looked at it. But they did do a good job replacing it again and it was relatively hassle free just had to make a second trip out there. I still recommend them and in the unfortunate event that I need this type of service again I will consider them for my next repair.
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