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Port-In Promos for Wireless Cell Phone Carriers - Buy a number to port in if you don't have one available - $4.50 via eBay "Make Offer" (possibly cheaper)

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Various carriers are having promos that require that you port in an existing number from another service to qualify. Verizon, for one, has an extremely lucrative BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) promo where you get a $250 GC for a new line with a port in. But what if you want a completely new line, but still want to qualify for the promos that require you to port in a number from another service?

There are tricks where you can order a sim card (even digital delivery on ebay) and then sign up for a $10 tmobile pay as you go plan and then port to verizon from there, but i found a faster , easier, and cheaper method. JUST BUY A NUMBER TO PORT OUT FROM EBAY! There are multiple sellers that will send you a number, account number, and account pin to use for this purpose exactly. The cheapest, reliable-looking seller charges $4.75 for an AT&T number, account number and pin to use for porting purposes. Small additional savings via his listing for $5 that has a "Make Offer" option. I tested and he auto-rejected offers @ $4, pending his manual answer @ $4.25 and auto accepted @ $4.50.

Others can test amounts between $4.26-$4.49 to see exactly what offers he will auto accept. Can also test offers between $4.01 and $4.24 to see what offers the seller is willing to manually approve.

AT&T Numbers to Port - Fast Same Day Processing - choose Area Code (with "Make Offer" option):
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If he stops auto-accepting offers, there is also his listing without "Make Offer" for $4.75:
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OP EDIT: I WAS TOLD THAT THIS POST IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH RULES TO POST EBAY DEALS. THIS POST IS NOT REALLY ABOUT A SPECIFIC EBAY LISTING, BUT MORE TO SHARE THE IDEA AND HOW TO MAXIMIZE CURRENT VZW AND SAMSUNG PROMOS. ADMIN'S, IF THIS MUST BE REMOVED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW I CAN SHARE THIS INFO WITHIN THE RULES OF SD






For more back story of why I needed this and a great deal on some phones too, keep reading:

I was looking to sign up for a new Verizon account with four lines using the Nurses discount and maybe get a few new phones at the same time. I needed the ebay port in number for line #4 that is for someone that didnt previously have a number, so this let me get the BYOD $250 promo for the fourth line as well.

When it came time to look at phone options, I saw a thread on SD about a deal for the s20 UW (i ended up going for the s10 instead) and someone said to check samsung with edu and referral as it could be cheaper. I found the phone for basically the same price as from Verizon on Samsung.com and bought it outright (there is also 3 year 0% financing available, but I wanted to get double manufacturers warranty buy paying for it on my AMEX) with their tradein promo. They even give decent values for phones with cracked screens if you do the order via the samsung shop app.

My samsung account is verified as edu (available on ebay if you dont have one) for extra (i think) 5% off and I used a referral code from a friend (these can be found online) for an extra $25 off. there was a lucrative 10% samsung cashback at that time (not any more) so look around. (BTW, I wanted to see if Rktn samsung CB would post even if I used a referral coupon, and it did)

Then I wanted to be super frugal and found a cashback site offering $115 per new line of service for new accounts. I added four new lines on a new vzw account in one order and there is $460 cashback pending that will be ready for cashout in 2 months.

Combine this with 4 x $250 gift cards from Verizon for porting in lines and BYOD, and this was a super slickdeal!
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Yeah bro. This post gonna be gone or trashed by the community soon. It's doesn't meet the qualifications for a post on a eBay listing on this site. https://slickdeals.net/f/40596-rules-faq-tips-store-contact-info-common-abbreviations#anch21
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Yeah bro. This post gonna be gone or trashed by the community soon. It's doesn't meet the qualifications for a post on a eBay listing on this site. https://slickdeals.net/f/40596-rules-faq-tips-store-contact-info-common-abbreviations#anch21
What if I remove the ebay listings and just tell people how to find them?
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What if I remove the ebay listings and just tell people how to find them?
I can't say. I'm no mod, but most people just comment in other post when it makes since to bring up.
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I'm a former corporate Verizon manager and know how to work the carrier system better than anyone (over 10 years in management experience between T-Mobile and Verizon). This seems like a lot of work for medium return. A couple things you might be forgetting: $40 activation fee per line, 6 month minimum for each line receiving the promo, or else they claw back. These aren't a big deal if you plan on actually keeping the lines, but if you're trying to churn them it isn't really going to work. Also why not just create Google Voice numbers, they're free to create and only $3/line to port out of GV into your carrier of choice.
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I'm a former corporate Verizon manager and know how to work the carrier system better than anyone (over 10 years in management experience between T-Mobile and Verizon). This seems like a lot of work for medium return.
I wanted to switch from tmobile to vzw for the better service anyway and my mother-in-law is a nurse, so we get that too. This was just cream on top. I got 2 s10s for under $200 each after everything and lots of service paid for via BYOD GCs.

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A couple things you might be forgetting: $40 activation fee per line
Activation fees were either halved or waived depending when you do this promo.

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6 month minimum for each line receiving the promo, or else they claw back. These aren't a big deal if you plan on actually keeping the lines, but if you're trying to churn them it isn't really going to work.
I believe it is actually now 12 months, but I'm keeping the service anyway.

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Also why not just create Google Voice numbers, they're free to create and only $3/line to port out of GV into your carrier of choice.
Not a bad idea, but most carriers see google voice as a landline when porting in and it can take a few days. For a couple more dollars, I'd rather not wait and port from a cellular carrier.
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I can't say. I'm no mod, but most people just comment in other post when it makes since to bring up.
Done

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Thanks for the suggestion. Repped
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This thread needs to be moved to deal talk, not hot deal.
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Verizon Postpaid - $250 will be eaten up real fast given how expensive their plans are (at least for individuals)
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Verizon Postpaid - $250 will be eaten up real fast given how expensive their plans are (at least for individuals)
I'm only paying $30 + taxes/fees per line. Thats around 7 months of free service, with only a 1 year requirement for the promo.
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I'm only paying $30 + taxes/fees per line. Thats around 7 months of free service, with only a 1 year requirement for the promo.
Isnt there a line access fee of $20 per line? Postpaid is definitely better for multiple lines, but for individuals really expensive
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Isnt there a line access fee of $20 per line? Postpaid is definitely better for multiple lines, but for individuals really expensive
No there is not. I am on the nursing promo, but even without that, its $5 more per line per month.
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