How To Make A Verizon Phone Alltel
Switching mobile phone providers can be a pain, but you can easily know how to make a Verizon phone Alltel by following these few steps. Verizon and Alltel both use the same network protocol (CDMA), which is the main reason that your Verizon phone will work on Alltel’s network. In fact, Verizon acquired Alltel in many states.
- Contact Verizon to cancel the service for the phone you want to use on Alltel. Be aware that most wireless service providers charge a termination fee to customers who cancel service before the end of their contract.
- Locate and visit your local Alltel retail store. To use your existing phone, you will need to see a retail store to sign up and make the conversion. You will need to select a plan that is right for you, as well as your phone. Some phone features might be disabled if you don’t select the right wireless plan.
- Tell the Alltel representative you want to use your current phone. A representative will have the ability to flash, or reprogram, your Verizon phone. Flashing the phone will set it up with the Alltel system information and make it useable with your new plan. The representative will then activate the phone to your new Alltel wireless plan.
It isn’t necessary to get a new phone number when you make the switch. You can usually transfer your phone number from one wireless provider to another.
Since Alltel and Verizon both use a CDMA network, their phones are completely compatible. You cannot make phones from companies like AT&T or T-Mobile work on a CDMA network as they use SIM cards for programming their phones.