Same has happened to me. This BYOD promo was the only reason I switched to scanning Verizon. What was the outcome for you? I have screenshots and no where did it say you had to port in a number; it just says bring your own device. The promo is even titled BYOD.
Anyone else with this issue email me at [email address removed per the Verizon Terms of Service]. I say we start a class action lawsuit for false advertisment!