To those who did a Verizon ESN swap...

DVNIEL

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Original poster
Oct 28, 2003
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I refuse to lose my unlimited data so opening up a new line and canceling it is just as bad as paying retail.

So I picked one up and am ready to do that swap. Did you do your swap through My Verizon online or did you call CS?

Either way, did it result in you keeping your unlimited data or a fail: still lost your data and had to raise a stink?

In no rush to do it. Feedback is greatly appreciated.
 

imazu

macrumors regular
Jul 4, 2012
207
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Couch
i bought a no contract Verizon at Apple Store and did the Activation online. you have to select Activate or Switch Device. and select your #. then just follow the on screen instruction.

this is assuming you bought your iPhone in full retail price, not sibsidized.
 

DVNIEL

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Original poster
Oct 28, 2003
923
505
California
Subsidized. None of the reservation systems were allowing me to reserve a no contract phone so I figure $360 now, then $350 to terminate, it'll be the same price.
 

dontwalkhand

macrumors 603
Jul 5, 2007
5,195
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Verizon activates using the SIM card for 4G phones, so just ask them for a new card that is on the right line you want, and pop that sucker in the phone. Remove the data plan from the line you stole the upgrade from. Done.
 

PacificBeach

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Aug 20, 2011
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I refuse to lose my unlimited data so opening up a new line and canceling it is just as bad as paying retail.

So I picked one up and am ready to do that swap. Did you do your swap through My Verizon online or did you call CS?

Either way, did it result in you keeping your unlimited data or a fail: still lost your data and had to raise a stink?

In no rush to do it. Feedback is greatly appreciated.
Their is no ESN on the vzw iphone5. Sim Card only
 

PacificBeach

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Aug 20, 2011
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Verizon activates using the SIM card for 4G phones, so just ask them for a new card that is on the right line you want, and pop that sucker in the phone. Remove the data plan from the line you stole the upgrade from. Done.
When you Remove the data plan from the line you stole the upgrade from, will that line remain under a new 2 year contract? or can i cancel it?
 

bwhitta

macrumors regular
Feb 3, 2011
107
13
I stole an upgrade from another line. I had trouble activating the phone on my line, but I finally got it to work by using the Verizon activation site. For some reason, the upgrade line and my line have retained unlimited data. I thought that the upgrade line was going to change, but it didn't. Obviously a mistake, but I'm not going to complain.
 

PacificBeach

macrumors regular
Aug 20, 2011
241
0
Verizon activates using the SIM card for 4G phones, so just ask them for a new card that is on the right line you want, and pop that sucker in the phone. Remove the data plan from the line you stole the upgrade from. Done.
When you Remove the data plan from the line you stole the upgrade from, will that line remain under a new 2 year contract? or can i cancel it?
 

sangreal06

macrumors member
Sep 18, 2012
56
1
I'm on a Business account and our MyVerizon (or MyBusiness) doesn't work, even on the primary account. So I added a new line on my own personal account to transfer to my unlimited "business" line. Since MyVZW doesn't work, I had to call in and they weren't able to switch the iphone without it being activated and deactivated on the new line (tried activating a different phone instead but that didn't work). Anyways, after doing that and waiting the 24 hours for the SIM to reset I called back and they were able to activate the iphone on the line I wanted. Other than the 24 hour wait, all is good and I still have unlimited data
 

Po1soNNN

macrumors newbie
Sep 23, 2012
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Where do you go to activate it online?

Also couldn't you just cut your old sim card down to nano and tell them you switched?
 

Skyfox16

macrumors newbie
Oct 15, 2008
21
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I am in the process of doing the swap, just waiting to pick up the iphone5.

If you dont have a nano sim card, does the phone come with one or do you have to get one from verizon?
 

Cozmo85

macrumors regular
Oct 2, 2007
211
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Where do you go to activate it online?

Also couldn't you just cut your old sim card down to nano and tell them you switched?
Login to my verizon and do switch device. put in the sim code number and the IMEI off the settings screen.