1. Jonesing_for_a_BB's Avatar
    My brother got an iPhone, so he no longer uses his Verizon phone. My phone got wet and no longer works, so I need to use his 'til I get a Tour for my birthday. Is there a way I can activate his phone on my line? It's still active on his line currently.
    Last edited by Jonesing_for_a_BB; 07-22-09 at 09:42 PM.
    07-22-09 09:39 PM
  2. lastraid's Avatar
    It can be activated. Put your current ESN on his line and his on yours. *228 opt 1 and you are good to go.
    07-22-09 09:43 PM
  3. Jonesing_for_a_BB's Avatar
    edit: Alright, it succesfully programmed it but I didn't have an option to change the ESN.
    Last edited by Jonesing_for_a_BB; 07-22-09 at 09:54 PM.
    07-22-09 09:44 PM
  4. lastraid's Avatar
    Couple of ways

    1. though the my VZW account online if you access as the account owner.

    2. call VZW and have a rep do it. You will need to be the account owner or account manager to do this. If neither, then the account owner or account manager will have to call to get this done.
    07-22-09 09:54 PM
  5. Jonesing_for_a_BB's Avatar
    Oh, I see I have to make the switch then do *228 option 1. Sorry... Thank you for the help, I knew I'd get a fast answer on here.

    Can I use *228 option 3?
    I just went on the site and I'm assuming I go to activate phone and enter the new ESN to change it? Well it says the phone is active, and to call to change the phones' lines.
    Last edited by Jonesing_for_a_BB; 07-22-09 at 10:28 PM.
    07-22-09 09:59 PM
  6. Jonesing_for_a_BB's Avatar
    Turns out I'm going to have to call. I'm not the account holder, but do you know what info I'll need to make the switch? I have the ESNs, line numbers, and the last 4 digits of the account holder's SSN.
    07-23-09 06:40 PM
  7. lastraid's Avatar
    DOes not matter, if you can verify the account holders SS. if your name is not on the account, they will not do it.
    07-23-09 07:03 PM
  8. Jonesing_for_a_BB's Avatar
    Alright, I'll have the account holder do it then. Thank you very much.
    07-23-09 07:12 PM