You have to call up Verizon to cancel your current service, not Tracfone. This is very important if you want to protect your credit rating.
Regarding Tracfone, I would *never* select a service by price alone since there is so much competition in the pre-paid market. Nickel and diming to save so little makes little sense if you aren't yet confident that it will suit your needs. In other words, don't pre-pay very much ahead (definitely not a years worth to save $) until you are fully satisifed with their system/handset/coverage.
I have a new Motorola TFW376-4 Tracfone to activate. Having read a few horror stories about transfering an old number, I'm wondering if it would be "safer" to just let them give me a new number and avoid the human intervention aspect of transferring numbers?
It would be desirable to retain my old number, but no big deal at all.
Also, if I did have them transfer the number, does that mean that they will notify my existing cell provider (Verizon) to discontinue service?
I selected Tracfone based on price, and I have some reservations about the service aspect of dealing with their reps based on reading from this forum primarily. The forum info has been a great help.
Thanks for the advice...