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How do I break away from my parents account?

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I have been on my parents family plan for a while now and would like to move to an account of my own. I already have a phone, obviously, so is that possible and what steps would I take to get this done?

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Re: Break Away From Parents Account??

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You need to do what's called an Assumption of Liability which is the process to move your line from one account to another.

You will likely need to undergo a credit check which may result in you needing to put down a deposit.

http://support.verizonwireless.com/support/faqs/AccountManagement/faq_billing.html

What are the requirements for transferring my account to a friend or family member?

This is a process known as Assumption of Liability (AOL). In order to perform an AOL, all of the following requirements must be met:

Current Account Owner

  • You must ensure that the balance on the account you want to transfer is current. You will continue to be responsible for account charges until the transfer has been completed.
  • If the line you are transferring is the primary line on a Family SharePlan® or the only secondary line on a Family SharePlan, the remaining line(s) must be placed on eligible calling plans prior to processing the account transfer. Please contact Customer Service at (800) 922-0204 for assistance.
  • You must contact Customer Service at (800) 922-0204 to authorize the account transfer and provide the name of the person who will be taking over the account.

New Account Owner (person taking over responsibility for the account)

  • You must read and agree to the Verizon Wireless Customer Agreement Terms and Conditions prior to assuming responsibility for the account.
  • If the line you are taking over is being added to an existing Verizon Wireless account, your account must be current.
  • If you agree to the Customer Agreement Terms and Conditions and up to a one-year contract term, you must contact the Assumption of Liability Department at (888) 832-4540. A representative will assist you with completing the AOL request.

Nota: Tu reconocimiento de servicio estará sujeto a una verificación de crédito. You may be required to switch to current pricing and promotions. A security deposit may also be required.

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Re: Break Away From Parents Account??

Sr. Member

You need to do what's called an Assumption of Liability which is the process to move your line from one account to another.

You will likely need to undergo a credit check which may result in you needing to put down a deposit.

http://support.verizonwireless.com/support/faqs/AccountManagement/faq_billing.html

What are the requirements for transferring my account to a friend or family member?

This is a process known as Assumption of Liability (AOL). In order to perform an AOL, all of the following requirements must be met:

Current Account Owner

  • You must ensure that the balance on the account you want to transfer is current. You will continue to be responsible for account charges until the transfer has been completed.
  • If the line you are transferring is the primary line on a Family SharePlan® or the only secondary line on a Family SharePlan, the remaining line(s) must be placed on eligible calling plans prior to processing the account transfer. Please contact Customer Service at (800) 922-0204 for assistance.
  • You must contact Customer Service at (800) 922-0204 to authorize the account transfer and provide the name of the person who will be taking over the account.

New Account Owner (person taking over responsibility for the account)

  • You must read and agree to the Verizon Wireless Customer Agreement Terms and Conditions prior to assuming responsibility for the account.
  • If the line you are taking over is being added to an existing Verizon Wireless account, your account must be current.
  • If you agree to the Customer Agreement Terms and Conditions and up to a one-year contract term, you must contact the Assumption of Liability Department at (888) 832-4540. A representative will assist you with completing the AOL request.

Nota: Tu reconocimiento de servicio estará sujeto a una verificación de crédito. You may be required to switch to current pricing and promotions. A security deposit may also be required.

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