Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tips from Verizon for a smooth transition to the iPhone 4S

1. If you want to keep and transfer your current phone number to your new device, do not cancel your current service provider just yet: Your current account and phone number MUST be kept active until a Verizon Wireless sales representative transfers your current, active number to your new account during the sales transaction. Once this happens, your former carrier will be notified that your account is now terminated, and your friends, family and business contacts can continue to reach you at the same number they all know.

2. Don’t erase your contacts; keep your contacts in your current phone for easier transfer: Depending on your current device, there are applications and programs available to move your contact information to your new phone wirelessly. For example, if you’re already an iPhone user, your contacts will sync automatically via iTunes.

3. Turn that old phone into a gift card, or donate it to a great cause: When you’re making a new purchase, you have two great options for that used phone:

-- Take advantage of the Verizon Wireless trade-in program : Regardless of carrier, Verizon Wireless accept all devices and models. You can use the website ( to get an idea of how much your device is worth and receive a Verizon Wireless gift card for its estimated value.
-- Donate your no-longer-used phone to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program: HopeLine recycles no-longer-used phones from any carrier and uses the proceeds to provide wireless devices, airtime and grants to local domestic violence shelters. You’ll be helping someone in need and doing your part for the environment.

4. If you’re a new Verizon Wireless iPhone user, save the voicemails from your current phone: the iPhone 4S on Verizon Wireless uses a different voicemail system than other devices. If there are voicemails on your current device that you wish to keep, be sure to preserve them before making the switch. Just follow these instructions to save your important messages.


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