Want to add a phone line to your plan? Luckily, the setup couldn’t be easier—all you need is access to My Verizon. Just follow these four quick steps:
1. Pick or add your new device
Sign in to (or register for) My Verizon.
For a brand-new device, under the My Devices dropdown menu, select Add a New Device. From there, you can filter by brand, operating system, price and other criteria. You also can compare devices side by side.
Once you’ve made your selection and customized your device, confirm your preferred payment method: monthly, full price up front, or a two-year contract, and click Add to Cart.
If you are adding a line using a desktop, you will then be presented with two choices: Express Checkout or Customize. Choosing the Express option will take you to the device protection page, where you can then go directly to cart. The Customize option lets you go step by step through all plan options, features and accessories before checkout. If you are adding a line from a mobile device, the Customize checkout option will not be available.
If you already have a device that you’re handing down, select Activate or Switch Deviceunder the My Devices dropdown menu.
Next, select Add a Device under the Bring Your Own Device to a New Line option, then locate the device ID number and enter it.
2. Add equipment insurance
Adding Equipment Protection can come in handy if the device gets lost, stolen or damaged. This option will appear after you select your device.
3. Check and adjust the data allowance
With a new device on your account, you may want to add more data to your monthly plan, which you can do at checkout. Not sure how much more data to add? That’s OK; use the Data Calculator to figure it out. Also, in some cases, you might need to choose a new plan. You can always make adjustments later with My Verizon.
4. Get your number
Your last step is to assign a new phone number to the device, or opt to transfer an existing number from another carrier. Once you finish this, you’ll have successfully added the new line.