How to Change Verizon Phones for Free

By Brennan Mcmahon

Switching cell phones through Verizon Wireless is a very simple task that only requires a few minutes of your time, and of course, a new cell phone.

Things You'll Need

  • Verizon Wireless user ID and password
  • New phone

Step 1

First, you must log in to and type in your user ID and password. After you do, your personal profile page will pop up.

Step 2

On your personal profile page, notice the section to the right labeled "Quick Links." Click on the "Activate New Phone" tab.

Step 3

You will now be on the "Activate Phone" page. Now remove the back and battery from your new phone to find the ESN/MEID number listed inside. Enter the number where designated and click the "Continue" button.

Step 4

You will be navigated to a processing page and must wait until Verizon Wireless confirms that your new cell phone has been programmed. Put the battery back in and place the back on the phone. Turn it on and start talking!