How to Check Verizon Wireless Approval

Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile telecommunications network in America, routinely runs credit checks on its potential customers interested in signing up for traditional post-paid service. Post-paid customers receive monthly bills for the phone service, unlike pre-paid customers, who must pay for their service first before their phones will work. While it is possible to order a Verizon Wireless phone and service over the Internet, which will automatically run a credit check, it makes more sense to call Verizon if you simply want to see if you're approved for service in the first place.

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Verizon Wireless usually requires new customers to undergo a credit check.

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Call the Verizon Wireless sales line at 800-2-JOIN-IN (1-800-256-4646).

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Press "1" to speak with a Verizon Wireless sales representative.

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Wait through the prompts as instructed by the automated system.You will not need to press any additional buttons to speak with the appropriate party.

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Inform the sales representative that you are considering Verizon Wireless phone service, but you would first like to know if your credit would be approved for a new Verizon Wireless account.

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Give the sales representative the appropriate identifying information, including your name, address, Social Security number and driver's license (or state ID) number, which are required to run the credit check.

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The sales representative will then tell you whether you've been approved for a new Verizon Wireless account and whether a deposit will be required to open a new line of service. If approved, you will also be able to open a new account over the phone at that time, if you choose.