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What is cheaper? Creating a new account for a phone or adding the phone to a line?
jbushaw1416
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I need to know if it would be cheaper to add my phone to a line of an existing account, or add it to a new account.

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Re: What is cheaper? Creating a new account for a phone or adding the phone to a line?
rcschnoor
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It will normally be cheaper to simply add it to an account. Sharing data is less expensive than each line having its own pool of data.

For example, if you have 2 lines on separate accounts, each with a 3 GB data allowance your total monthly cost would be 2 x ( $20 line access fee + $45 data allowance) = $130. If you have 2 lines on 1 account your total monthly cost would be 2 x $20 line access fees = $40 + $60 data allowance = $100. That is a savings of $30

If you have 3 lines on one account with 12 GB in shared data and 1 line on a separate account with a 3 GB data allowance your monthly cost would be 4 x $20 line access fees = $80 + $80 data allowance + $45 data allowance = $205. If you have all 4 of those lines on 1 account with an 18 GB data allowance your total cost would be 4 x $20 line access fee = $80 + $100 data allowance = $180. That is a savings of $25/month.

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Re: What is cheaper? Creating a new account for a phone or adding the phone to a line?
chris1060
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It depends. Has your phone been on Verizon before? Is the phone coming from an active account, on contract or is it on device payment plan?

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Re: What is cheaper? Creating a new account for a phone or adding the phone to a line?
rcschnoor
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It will normally be cheaper to simply add it to an account. Sharing data is less expensive than each line having its own pool of data.

For example, if you have 2 lines on separate accounts, each with a 3 GB data allowance your total monthly cost would be 2 x ( $20 line access fee + $45 data allowance) = $130. If you have 2 lines on 1 account your total monthly cost would be 2 x $20 line access fees = $40 + $60 data allowance = $100. That is a savings of $30

If you have 3 lines on one account with 12 GB in shared data and 1 line on a separate account with a 3 GB data allowance your monthly cost would be 4 x $20 line access fees = $80 + $80 data allowance + $45 data allowance = $205. If you have all 4 of those lines on 1 account with an 18 GB data allowance your total cost would be 4 x $20 line access fee = $80 + $100 data allowance = $180. That is a savings of $25/month.

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Re: What is cheaper? Creating a new account for a phone or adding the phone to a line?
jbushaw1416
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The phone is not active, I have never been on Verizon before. It pretty

much is a deactivated phone that I want to put on a active account.

On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 8:18 AM, chris1060 <forums@verizonwireless.com>

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Re: What is cheaper? Creating a new account for a phone or adding the phone to a line?
chris1060
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If the phone is a Verizon phone, with a clean IMEI, the account owner (if eligible to add additional line) can add the phone to their account by logging in to their My Verizon account, or by calling 1-800-922-0204.

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Re: What is cheaper? Creating a new account for a phone or adding the phone to a line?
19jon73mark
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Transferring from an active multiple line account to a separate account.

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Re: What is cheaper? Creating a new account for a phone or adding the phone to a line?
vzw_customer_support
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19jon73mark, we are always ready and eager to help. To better assist you, I need to ask you a question. Are you providing an answer to the initial question or are you asking us a question?

-JacobG_VZW 

 

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