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Bring Your Own Device to Your Account

Do you already have a phone that you'd like to begin using on your Verizon account?

Whether you're new to Verizon or an existing customer, we can help you add a device you already own to your account and start using it right away.

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Five Things to Know About Bringing Your Own Device to Verizon

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Did you know that you can bring a device you already own over to Verizon? Keep the phone you love (and already paid for) and take advantage of Verizon's network. Here are five things to know about making the switch!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Can I add a device to my Verizon account that I used previously with a different wireless carrier?

      That depends on the device you'd like to bring. Check your phone's eligibility on the Bring Your Own Device page. Enter the device's ID to find out if it's eligible to add to your Verizon account.

    2. Can I bring a device that I used with a previous carrier and keep my old number?

      Yes. We refer to that as "porting your number." For more information about porting your number, see our Port Your Number to Verizon FAQs.

    3. How do I add a device I already own on a new line on my Verizon account?

      Desktop/mobile/tablet

      1. Go to the Activate a device you already own page.
      2. Tap Activate on a new line.
      3. Enter the device ID of the device you're adding and tap Check my device.

        1. If you need a SIM card for your device:

          1. Tap Add SIM to cart.
          2. Tap Add to cart & continue.
          3. Keep your plan or select a new one.
          4. Add accessories (not required) and tap Check out.
          5. Confirm shipping and device information, and that you agree to the Terms & Conditions and tap Place your order.

        2. If you already have a SIM card for your device:

          1. Enter your SIM ID, and tap Check my SIM.
          2. Tap Add to cart & continue.
          3. Add accessories (not required) and tap Check out.
          4. Confirm device information, and that you agree to the Terms & Conditions and tap Place your order.

        My Verizon App

        1. Go to the Devices page.
        2. Tap Add device.
        3. Select Activate a device I already own.
        4. Select the type of device you're adding.
        5. Select the operating system of the device you're adding.
        6. Enter the device ID of the device you're adding, and tap Next.

          1. If you need a SIM card for your device:

            1. You'll need to order it online via desktop / mobile / tablet at this time, or
            2. Pick one up at a Verizon store near you.

          2. If you already have a SIM card for your device:

            1. Enter your SIM ID and tap Next.
            2. Choose the first six digits of your new phone number and tap Next.
            3. Tap Check out.
    4. How do I add a device I already own to an existing line on my Verizon account?

      Desktop/mobile/tablet

      1. Go to the Activate a device you already own page.
      2. Tap Activate on an existing line.
      3. Select the line you want to add the new device to.

        1. Select No if it's a device you haven't used previously on your account, and then tap Next.

          1. Enter the Device ID and tap Check Device.
          2. Tap Text Me the Code to have the authorization code sent to your old device.
          3. Enter the 6-digit authorization code and tap Confirm.

        2. Select Yes if it a device you've used previously on your account.

          1. Select the device from the dropdown menu, and tap Check Device.
          2. Review your changes and tap Confirm Changes.

            1. If you need a SIM card for your device:

              1. Tap Add to Cart
              2. Add accessories (not required) and tap Check out.
              3. Confirm shipping, billing and device information, and tap Complete your order.
                 
            2. If you already have a SIM card for your device:

              1. Enter your SIM ID, and tap Check SIM Card.
              2. Review your changes and tap Confirm Changes to complete activation of your new device.

        My Verizon App

        1. Go to the Devices page.
        2. Tap Add device.
        3. Select Activate a device I already own.
        4. Select the type of device you're adding.
        5. Select the operating system of the device you're adding.
        6. Enter the device ID of the device you're adding, and tap Next.

          1. If you need a SIM card for your device:

            1. You'll need to order it online via desktop / mobile / tablet at this time, or
            2. Pick one up at a Verizon store near you.

          2. If you already have a SIM card for your device:

            1. Enter your SIM ID and tap Next.
            2. Choose the first six digits of your new phone number and tap Next.
            3. Tap Check out.
    5. Can I swap devices with someone else on my account and still keep my phone number?

      Yes, but we refer to that as "switching—or swapping—devices." Or you can swap numbers between two devices on your account, also. See our Swap Phone Numbers between Devices on Your Account page.

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