Stopped by the Verizon store yesterday and asked how to pause my service without deactivating my sim - I have heard the horror stories. I was told all I had to do was remove my credit card info that I had entered for Verizon and that way they cannot auto-renew my account. He also assurred me that this store had a good supply of new sim cards. I forgot to ask the cost if I ever needed one. Has anyone used this method? Did it work? It seems so simple. Sorry if this has been posted before. I have searched for solutions to this problem and I had never found this as the answer here or on any other forum.