Verizon offers all its customers a service that can be quite good; however, sometimes, we may want to switch to another operator to take advantage of a better offer. Naturally, the company will try to keep us as customers as long as possible, so it is good to know how to cancel Verizon Wireless to avoid continuing to pay monthly bills.
We can consider different options for the cancellation, the most efficient being to go directly to a Verizon store to do the process. But, there is also the option to do it by phone so that we will know the procedure.
How to cancel the Verizon plan over the phone?
To cancel the service over the phone, we will have to follow these steps:
- Call directly at (844) 837-2262.
- We will have to verify that we are the owners of the account we want to cancel.
- We must reject all retention attempts by the commercial advisors.
- Verbally accept the cancellation of our service.
- Obtain the reference number indicating that the service cancellation process has been completed.
It is important to note that the cancellation hours for our Verizon service will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Outside of these hours, no cancellation requests can be made. Service cancellation will not be possible on weekends or at night, so it is important to call during these hours.
Will the service be canceled immediately?
When we contact them, they won’t cancel the service immediately, and we will be asked questions about the reasons for the cancellation of service. During the call, we will most likely be offered different options that we will have to decline before the account cancellation process begins.
One of their tactics will include suspending the service for one or two months or changing the plan to a lower-priced one. If that doesn’t work, they will continue to insist on reducing the price of our plan by $10 to $20 per month. If we want to cancel the service, we will have to reject every offer they may make to us.
The cancellation process can take at least 15 minutes, there will be no way to skip it, and it is what customer service agents are trained to do. When these offers are finalized, they will read us all the lethal terms of service cancellation.
Once the process is completed, it will be important to ask for the date on which the cancellation will apply and the reference number of the cancellation. We will also have to check our account a few days later to verify that the cancellation has been made correctly, or we will have to repeat the process.
How to cancel a line on Verizon and what charges may exist for the early cancellation of our service?
The case in which we will have an early termination fee is if we subscribe to a 2-year contract with Verizon. However, these types of plans are no longer common, so it will be rare for us to have this type of contract.
The maximum early termination fee we can be charged is $350, and this fee is prorated depending on the term of the contract. Sometimes, when we switch to another postpaid provider, they will pay the termination fee on our behalf if we provide them with a receipt.
The representative who takes care of us will inform us if we have to pay any termination fee. On the other hand, if we have signed up with our Verizon account with a third-party provider, we will most likely have to return any discounts we have taken advantage of if the conditions are not met, although this is quite rare.
How to cancel a Verizon order online?
Unfortunately, the cancellation cannot be made by logging into our Verizon online account. The only way to verify is through the hotline, where our identity will be verified.
For verification to be successful, we will need to provide the account holder’s name, phone number, and account PIN. We may also be asked for the last four digits of the account holder’s Social Security number.
If we have a payment agreement for the mobile device we use on the canceled line, we will have to pay the full balance on the next bill once the account is canceled. It will also be much easier to cancel a line than to cancel the entire plan, and sales consultants will always try to keep us on our plan in any way possible.
Is it possible to return to Verizon after canceling?
We will be able to reconnect our Verizon service whenever we want; if we want to cancel the service and re-subscribe immediately, they will allow us to do so. The only reason we may be refused to return to service is if we have not paid our balance in the past and there is no payment agreement in place.
However, we could also try Verizon’s prepaid service, which does not require any credit check and is the best option when this situation arises. It will always be better to come back with a new account because we can take advantage of current promotions.
How to cancel a phone line on Verizon?
We must remember that the Verizon Wireless service will be canceled on the last day of our billing cycle. If the billing cycle has just passed and we cancel, we will be charged for the full month.
Verizon does not prorate for service but is always billed every month. For this reason, we should always consider that we will have to do it before this date, to avoid paying more than necessary. Also, if we rent equipment from Verizon, we will have to return it within 30 days.