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    New member.....Verizon Family Share plan question. Wanting to cancel secondary #

    I have a family share plan with my mom. We share 1400 minutes (never come close to that), she has a regular flip phone and I have a BB Tour 9630.

    So I am wanting to get out of this family share plan and start my own plan . Is there a cancellation fee if the secondary number cancels and starts their own plan? In the long run, Verizon will make more money if I had my own 2 year plan anyways.

    Does it have something to do with me wanting to keep my current phone number?

    If there is a cancellation fee, could it be an option to keep the line I have now but take away the blackberry plan and the unlimited texting plan ($40 for those 2 I think) and just let that number sit out there and not be used. Then I could just start my own plan..... unfortunately with a different number.

    BTW.....this stems from me being tired of my BB Tour 9630 (trackball ) and wanting a Droid X. Plus gain a little independence.

    Thanks

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    If you got the BB Tour for free or a discounted price, as part of a new two year contract, then yes there would be a cancellation fee ($375 if I'm not mistaken for smartphones).
    They'd probably let you and your mom split into two seperate contracts 'BUT' keeping the same phones.... but the good part if they let you split into seperate accounts would be that 'both' of you would then be eligible for the 'New every Two' upgrades... but under the family share plans, only the primary line gets that 'new every two' upgrade.
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    No cancellation fee, but you will have to pass the credit check and pay a possible deposit.
    She'll have her own plan and you'll have yours and a X.....


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    Alright......2 replies and 2 different answers.....

    Keep them coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMorganUSC View Post
    Alright......2 replies and 2 different answers.....

    Keep them coming

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    Two different answers based on two separate scenarios...

    First one based on you already being in a two year contract after you got the secondary line's phone (your BB Tour) for free or discounted...
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    Mine was based on being near upgrade date....

    Just call 611 and ask....
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    Here's mine. Call Verizon and ask them.

    We are here to help, but who would no better about their plans then Verizon themselves? They can lay out all the different plans they have available and explain it better then we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMorganUSC View Post
    I have a family share plan with my mom. We share 1400 minutes (never come close to that), she has a regular flip phone and I have a BB Tour 9630.

    So I am wanting to get out of this family share plan and start my own plan . Is there a cancellation fee if the secondary number cancels and starts their own plan? In the long run, Verizon will make more money if I had my own 2 year plan anyways.

    Does it have something to do with me wanting to keep my current phone number?

    If there is a cancellation fee, could it be an option to keep the line I have now but take away the blackberry plan and the unlimited texting plan ($40 for those 2 I think) and just let that number sit out there and not be used. Then I could just start my own plan..... unfortunately with a different number.

    BTW.....this stems from me being tired of my BB Tour 9630 (trackball ) and wanting a Droid X. Plus gain a little independence.

    Thanks

    MrMorgan
    I have done this several times with my kids, as they have grown older they wanted their own lines. The best way to do this is for you and your mom to got to a vzw store. You have to do what's called "Assumption of liability". All your mom has to do is authorize you to take over the number that you are currently using, she can then change to a lower calling plan to suit her needs. Verizon will run a credit check and if your credit is good you won't have a deposit, if it is questionable they will require $125.

    In the past, you were able to get a new phone because you were a "New" customer. Vzw has recently changed this policy. Since you are "Assuming" the responsibility, you're just picking up where your mom left off. The contract stays the same, (with the exception of whatever calling plan you choose) and you won't be able to upgrade until the current contract expires. (you can actually upgrade with a reduced discount at 1 yr or full discount at 20 mo.) This is probably not what you wanted to hear seeing how you're looking to get an X, however I hope it helps you...good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrMorganUSC View Post
    Alright......2 replies and 2 different answers.....

    Keep them coming

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    Two different answers based on two separate scenarios...

    First one based on you already being in a two year contract after you got the secondary line's phone (your BB Tour) for free or discounted...
    The contract(s) were started in October 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrC1122 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrMorganUSC View Post
    I have a family share plan with my mom. We share 1400 minutes (never come close to that), she has a regular flip phone and I have a BB Tour 9630.

    So I am wanting to get out of this family share plan and start my own plan . Is there a cancellation fee if the secondary number cancels and starts their own plan? In the long run, Verizon will make more money if I had my own 2 year plan anyways.

    Does it have something to do with me wanting to keep my current phone number?

    If there is a cancellation fee, could it be an option to keep the line I have now but take away the blackberry plan and the unlimited texting plan ($40 for those 2 I think) and just let that number sit out there and not be used. Then I could just start my own plan..... unfortunately with a different number.

    BTW.....this stems from me being tired of my BB Tour 9630 (trackball ) and wanting a Droid X. Plus gain a little independence.

    Thanks

    MrMorgan
    I have done this several times with my kids, as they have grown older they wanted their own lines. The best way to do this is for you and your mom to got to a vzw store. You have to do what's called "Assumption of liability". All your mom has to do is authorize you to take over the number that you are currently using, she can then change to a lower calling plan to suit her needs. Verizon will run a credit check and if your credit is good you won't have a deposit, if it is questionable they will require $125.

    In the past, you were able to get a new phone because you were a "New" customer. Vzw has recently changed this policy. Since you are "Assuming" the responsibility, you're just picking up where your mom left off. The contract stays the same, (with the exception of whatever calling plan you choose) and you won't be able to upgrade until the current contract expires. (you can actually upgrade with a reduced discount at 1 yr or full discount at 20 mo.) This is probably not what you wanted to hear seeing how you're looking to get an X, however I hope it helps you...good luck.
    Thanks....

    So what if I drop the blackberry plan, drop the unlimited texting and let mom have the share plan herself and just let me current number sit there for nothing while I get a new number.

    I guess that won't work since people will still be calling my old number right?

    MrMorgan
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