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Moving an LGV20 from Corporate to Personal - Options?

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I personally own an LGV20 that my company pays the bill for; I've changed employers and would like to transfer the number for personal use, as too many people have this number and I will need to continue to interact with most of the same folks.

The simplest approach seems to be just to go into a Verizon store and, with my former company's blessing, have it moved to a personal plan.

My only concern is that Verizon seems expensive, yet I have a Verizon-specific model (LG V20 VS995). As a test, I've tried a Tmobile/Metro SIM in it, but didn't have any luck, since Metro seems to not allow SIM transfer without their help. That's all I've done to test other carriers.

What are my options? Suck it up and pay Verizon $70/mo? I can say that I love the phone and the range/connection with Verizon have been stellar, so if that's what I need to do, so be it.

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Can you just go to another carrier and get a new LGV20?
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From the specs, it doesn't look like that model will work on carriers other than verizon.
https://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones...-Titan-v20

There are what are called MVNOs that use other carrier's networks. The phone should work on a Verizon MVNO. Here are a few:
Visible (owned by verizon, just cheaper and slower)
Xfinity mobile (used to be a great deal if you have xfinity internet, after some recent changes now just a good deal)
Red Pocket
Boom mobile
Tracfone
Total wireless
Page Plus
...

https://www.androidcentral.com/co...izon-mvnos


with some of these you can choose between different carriers.

Sometimes there can be issues porting between carriers that use the same network and it's necessary to temporarily port the number to an intermediate carrier like t-mobile prepaid.
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I personally own an LGV20 that my company pays the bill for; I've changed employers and would like to transfer the number for personal use, as too many people have this number and I will need to continue to interact with most of the same folks.

The simplest approach seems to be just to go into a Verizon store and, with my former company's blessing, have it moved to a personal plan.

My only concern is that Verizon seems expensive, yet I have a Verizon-specific model (LG V20 VS995). As a test, I've tried a Tmobile/Metro SIM in it, but didn't have any luck, since Metro seems to not allow SIM transfer without their help. That's all I've done to test other carriers.

What are my options? Suck it up and pay Verizon $70/mo? I can say that I love the phone and the range/connection with Verizon have been stellar, so if that's what I need to do, so be it.

I know I pay about $55 a month after all fees and taxes for my V20 under Verizon with 5GB of data. I do not consider that expensive but I guess that is relative. I know you can shave a few bucks off by lowering the data limit as well. Personally, I rather stick with Verizon than go with some crummy service like Tmobile or deal with ATT and their BS, but that is me. At least Verizon actually works everywhere. Going with some third party MVNO to save maybe $10(?) a month hardly seems worth it, but I guess it depends on how much you use it.

Also, imo you should stick with the V20 as it is a great phone and has a replaceable battery. There really is no need to upgrade phones as such and that saves you money obviously long term.
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From the specs, it doesn't look like that model will work on carriers other than verizon.
https://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones...-Titan-v20

There are what are called MVNOs that use other carrier's networks. The phone should work on a Verizon MVNO. Here are a few:
Visible (owned by verizon, just cheaper and slower)
Xfinity mobile (used to be a great deal if you have xfinity internet, after some recent changes now just a good deal)
Red Pocket
Boom mobile
Tracfone
Total wireless
Page Plus
This is very comprehensive and I thank you for it. Visible might be an option; I've also used Red Pocket for a family member's service and it seemed OK as well.

To the other two posters, I'm in agreement that it's a great phone and I've had it barely a year. With casual use, I can go 2 full days without a charge that's just one of its perks.

Thank you all..
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First is the phone is probably locked and verizon will unlock, there are some cheaper providers that use verizon network.

https://www.androidcentral.com/be...ns-network

one out there.

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Whichever carrier you choose, I wouldn't base the decision on your phone. It's old enough that you could replace it with a very similar GSM model for maybe $100, so paying extra monthly for Verizon service you may not otherwise want is probably not worth it.
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Whichever carrier you choose, I wouldn't base the decision on your phone. It's old enough that you could replace it with a very similar GSM model for maybe $100, so paying extra monthly for Verizon service you may not otherwise want is probably not worth it.

While generally true, the V20 has a changeable battery, so one can avoid paying for phone upgrades\changes as such until such time as the phone becomes too slow to use (not likely for some time). Unless you are the type that needs to impress people by spending money on new phones every 2-3 years, there really is no reason to switch off the V20 imo unless your carrier is not providing decent service (not likely with Verizon) or the price for that becomes too expensive.


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