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    Default Transferring service from Verizon/Prepping Galaxy Nexus for sale

    Hey guys. Realize that this has probably been asked already, but I'm having a hard time finding one that exactly answers my questions, so here goes.

    I bought me a Nexus 4 and I'm transferring service from an old Verizon family plan to a T-Mobile prepaid. My contract is already up, so no ETF should apply. From what I've read, if I transfer my old number (to either T-Mo or GV), it should cancel my Verizon line automatically on that family plan... right? I can then just pop out the 4G sim and be good to go on that front? Or do I need to haul myself to a Verizon store, endure the BS about keeping me as a customer, and get them to cancel it for me?

    My follow-up - I am selling a Verizon GNex. I've sold phones before, but never actually an Android phone, so I wanted to be extra careful in how I deal with the data wipe. My plan was to do a built-in encryption, overwrite the SD section manually on Windows, then do a factory wipe on the phone itself. Anything I'm missing, or is this already overkill?

    Thanks guys. Never actually posted before but huge fan of the community you have going on.
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    Default Re: Transferring service from Verizon/Prepping Galaxy Nexus for sale

    Yeah no need to go into a verizon store just port your number over to the other carrier. You will need the account number for the Verizon account which can be found on the bill.

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    Default Re: Transferring service from Verizon/Prepping Galaxy Nexus for sale

    You should be ok with just porting the number to the new carrier and not having to do anything with Verizon -- just be safe, a follow-up with Verizon would be suggested that the account (or line) was closed in good standing.

    Also, most people simply wipe/factory reset from the phone settings or custom recovery (if you are rooted) before selling a device. If you feel doing so from Windows is more safer then no problem with doing that. It's your device, your information. Do what you believe is best
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    Awesome. Thanks guys, looking forward to jettisoning service with them

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