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Switching to Sprint from VZW...

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  1. residentgiant

    residentgiant Member This Topic's Starter

    Jun 3, 2010
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    Probably a stupid question -- but if my wireless contract with Verizon is shown as ending tomorrow (6/16), am I considered off-contract or do I have to wait until the next day?

    I want to pick up an Evo tomorrow and port my number from VZW. The only reason I've waited until now is because I didn't want to pay the early termination fee with my contract ending relatively soon. So if I switch on the day my contract ends (as opposed to the day after) will they try to hit me an early termination? Should I just play it safe and wait until Thursday?

  2. MarkHirt

    MarkHirt Guest

    I think you will live one more day
  3. rilharri

    rilharri Active Member

    May 2, 2010
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    Better be safe than sorry, you can always get the phone and set up your Sprint account and then port your number a day later if you want
  4. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2010
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    Get the Sprint phone you want. Set it up. Use it for a day or two. Then port your number over. Porting will close your account with VZW. Then call VZW to request a final bill if you owe for anything or to show a zero balance, closed account.

    Being off-contract for a month also wouldn't hurt you if the phone you order isn't immediately available. You'll only have a pro-rated monthly amount to owe for the days you stay into the next billing cycle.
  5. mysticmead

    mysticmead Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
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    the easiest way to find out is to call Verizon and ask them when you can cancel without paying an ETF (That's what I did). they'll tell you exactly when you can kick them to the curb... oh yeah... when I called they didn't even bother trying to keep me... Sprint has been MUCH better for me and my family.

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