If you’re planning to port-in a number to your verizon wireless prepaid (non-sim) device
- do NOT activate it
- FIRST initiate the port-in process
- VZW will collect: MEIN, current MDN (uh oh catch 22), account password (uh oh catch 22),
- ideally: wait for the port department to call you with competition notification
- *22899 to [re]activate new VZW account profile to device
OBSCENE VZW prepaid GOTCHA:
- during the prepaid port-in you CANNOT receive calls on the handset
- VZW cancels the current MDN and immediately assigns the port-in as MDN *prior* to port-in completion
- VZW claims minutes cannot be transferred between devices
- minutes on current MDN will be FOREVER LOST when MDN is cancelled
other MVNO of VZW do not have this ultra retarded policy: they want you to spend your incoming minutes.
- Port-in to TracPhone (on verizon): keep existing number until *228 pushes port-in MDN.
- Port-in to StraightTalk (on verizon): keep existing number [MDN] until *228 pushes port-in MDN.
What should happen on prepaid should match VZW MNVO and VZW contract:
- profile created with port-in MDN and pushed through activation (*228) AFTER port-in completes
- allow one to receive calls at original MDN during port-in process
- allows subscriber to forward all calls from port-in number to current number for a SEAMLESS transition from the perspective of callers
- properly handle RDNIS information
Attaching minutes the MDN is obviously FOOLISH. The MIN would be better suited allowing a minute share between current- and would-be MDN. There are other VZW tools available to help verizon customers spend money on verizon services during the port-in process.
VZW agents additional DAILY prepaid silly claims (read as: FALSEhoods):
- only charged for calls answered by- or initiated from handset
- not charged for calls dumped into voicemail
- not charged for calls answered by NoAnswer-Busy-Forwarding line
- voicemail is deleted from account in 60 days if not setup
Himself be Sagacious