How to end a Verizon plan and start a new one.
December 12, 2011 3:59 PM Subscribe
Help me navigate Verizon from my old family plan (w/parents) to a new family plan with my SO.
posted by modoriculous to shopping (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've had a basic cellphone (voice and texting only) with my parents family plan for years. I had to get a new phone about a year ago and that renewed my contract with Verizon as part of that family plan.
Cut to now. This phone is barely working and I'm due for an upgrade. However, my SO and I want to get our own family plan and finally breakdown to get iPhones. My question is, when I present this to Verizon, will they state that I must end my current phone's contract with my parents family plan in order to start a new one? And hence, to do that, I must buy it out?
I'm not in control of the account, my parents are and I am one of the users under that contract (so basically I am a part of it I just don't get the bill or have control of the account).
I'm not exactly sure how this works and would like a little advice before taking the plunge and going to Verizon, which for the most case, has never been a pleasant experience. It doesn't matter to me either way, I of course would never stick my parents with a bill they weren't responsible for and if it means I must pay extra money to terminate my part of the family plan then I will certainly do that.
Thank you to everyone in advance!