what's the easiest way to cancel a line still under contract and port my ##7-777-777# number out?

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I want to port one of the lines on my family account to another carrier.
That line is still under 2-year contract.(20 months remaining)

Can I just go to that other carrier and have them port the number out?
If so, will Verizon just automatically close out that line and bill the $350
ETF and whatever monthly fee is due on that line for that month?
(which I'm happy to pay)

I don't want to call Verizon and simply say I want to cancel, because
I want to keep that phone number. It's a pretty good number with
seven 7's.... ##7-777-777#. It was originally my landline number
several years ago before I ported it to Verizon)
 

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Just call your new carrier and they will gladly initiate the port process out of Verizon. Which will automatically cancel your verizon account. You'll need you Verizon account info. (Account # and billing password) Don't call verizon to cancel your line(s) because you'll lose your number. Yes anything you owe will be due in your final bill from Verizon.
 

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In this situation , since the OP has a family plan, porting out a line won't cancel the account, but rather just disconnect that specific line
 

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In this situation , since the OP has a family plan, porting out a line won't cancel the account, but rather just disconnect that specific line

last night, I ported it out to Google Voice because I couldn't decide which carrier to take it to.

within 11 minutes, Verizon disconnected the line. (completely disappeared from my account when I logged in)

this morning, my account shows a $350 early termination fee... boy that was quick. :)
 

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last night, I ported it out to Google Voice because I couldn't decide which carrier to take it to.

within 11 minutes, Verizon disconnected the line. (completely disappeared from my account when I logged in)

this morning, my account shows a $350 early termination fee... boy that was quick. :)
OTOH, porting from a landline to cellular takes days. Where "landline" includes services like Comcast Voice. Been there, done that.
 

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