How to Disable a Verizon Data Plan

By Valerie Lauer

Verizon Wireless data plans allow you to access additional features on your mobile phone, such as the Web browser, email and certain applications, without being charged per megabyte or kilobyte for the data those services use. If you decide to disable your data plan from Verizon Wireless, you will still have access to these services but they will bill differently. On many Verizon Wireless cell phones, data plans are optional. Smartphones are the exception. If you want to disable a data plan and currently have a smartphone, you will have to change devices.

Disable Verizon Data Plan Via My Verizon

Step 1

Open a Web browser on your computer and navigate to VerizonWireless.com.

Step 2

Select "My Verizon" on the Verizon Wireless homepage. This launches a sign-in screen.

Step 3

Sign in to your existing My Verizon account or register for a My Verizon account if you have not done so already.

Step 4

Select "Change Features" from the main page.

Step 5

Select the mobile phone line you want to disable the Verizon Wireless data plan on. Press "Next."

Step 6

Select the "Pay As You Go" data option. This will automatically turn off the indicator next to your current data plan.

Step 7

Press "Next" located at the bottom of the features list.

Step 8

Review your change. Press "Submit" to complete the change and disable the Verizon Wireless data plan. Unless specifically stated, your feature changes go into effect immediately.

Disable Verizon Wireless Data Plan With Customer Service

Step 1

Dial *611 from your Verizon Wireless mobile phone or call 800-922-0204 to reach customer service. If you are a prepaid customer, call 888-294-6804.

Step 2

Request a customer service representative in the audible menu tree.

Step 3

Give the customer service representative your account information. Tell her that you are calling to disable the Verizon Wireless data plan.

Step 4

Discuss your current data usage and the billing impact of disabling your data feature.

Step 5

Authorize the representative to disable your data plan. Confirm the change on your next statement.