Activating on verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Voski, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Voski macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2008
    I just bought an iPhone and I called Verizon to cancel my contract and the girl over the phone said I could use the phone with them if I wanted and that its a new service they offer. I was just wondering what the downsides to that is? and if anyone has done it before?
  2. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    She was mistaken, ill-informed or lying. The iPhone is not compatible with Verizon's network.
  3. erickufrin macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    huh?? :confused: no... the VZ network is not compatible with iPhone.
  4. Voski thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Oh ok. Do you guys have any info on canceling the contract without a termination fee because of the text message increase?
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    As rotobadger and erickufrin have said, this isn't possible. See CDMA vs. GSM. Sounds like someone was yankin' your chain...
  6. Voski thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2008
    I just activated it on at&t and set my verizon account to the minimum. My new phone number sucks though =(
  7. mikelliott macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Are you waiting for your verizon contract to run out? Call AT&T at that point and they will port your old number and cancel the one that sux.
  8. Voski thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2008
    if they port the number I have to pay a 175 early termination fee which I don't want to.
  9. mikelliott macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008

    I'm pretty sure I said to port your number after your contract runs out. That's what I did. I had an AT&T sucky number for 31 days, then the day AFTER my Verizon contract ran out, I called and AT&T ported it.
  10. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    How much time do you have left in your contract? With the cheapest Verizon plan plus the taxes it would only take four months of service to equal the termination fee.
  11. iPhoneNYC macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2007
    Termination discount from Verizon

    I switched from Verizon to ATT last July. I had about 6 months remaining on my contract and had been a Verizon user for about 10 years. I had read in the NYTimes articles about the NY Attorney General and other states suing the major phone suppliers over excessive termination fees. When told my termination fee would be $175 I spoke of the pending law suits etc and the person said it could be lowered to $100. By lowering to $100 it made far more sense to cancel rather than continue at the lowest rate (and if you caculate the lowest rate remember all those taxes that are thrown in.) Good luck.
  12. Bootsie macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2008
    I don't know if this works with Verizon, but with T-mobile you can have AT&T port your # then call T-mobile and have them reactivate and assign a new # to your account. This is what I am going to do, then my brother is going to get the T-mobile account tranferred to him.

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