How to transfer Verizon internet service to your new address.

From moving into your home to finding TV and internet service, there's a lot for new homeowners and movers to consider. Moving doesn’t have to mean losing your favorite network, though. In fact, your new address may have an even faster home internet option, from blazing fast Fios to ultra-fast 5G. The first step in transferring your Verizon internet service? Check the internet availability for your address. 

Make life easier with these tips for moving.

Make a checklist.

List everything you need to tackle in order of importance and timing, such as transferring internet and utilities and finding moving companies.

Get a jumpstart.

Check things off your list daily and pack a few boxes weekly – making sure to label by room. Sell or donate things you no longer need or want. Call your internet service provider to see what deals they provide in your new neighborhood.

Do your research.

Check out Verizon’s award-winning internet services available at your new address and shop for what's important to you. 

Find utilities by address before the big move.

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or on your third property, making a utilities checklist can save you from forgetting something as important as power. Here's a list of utilities you might want to contact before your big move:

  • Electricity

  • Internet, phone, and TV service

  • Natural gas, oil or propane

  • Public water service

  • Trash and recycling collection

  • Home security system

Search the internet to find utility companies and internet providers in your area, and compare services, plans and prices. Also, check the city and county's websites for information on setting up utilities. Make sure you schedule the installation at least two weeks prior to your move-in date.

Switching internet providers at your new address.

Moving means leaving familiar faces and places behind, but with a little planning, you can change internet service providers (ISPs) or transfer your existing service and still stay connected to your world.

Here's a helpful guide for finding the right internet service provider:

Step 1: Determine your needs

What's missing now - speed, bandwidth, reliability? 

Step 2: Calculate the savings of switching to Verizon

Check out our deals for movers and see what subscription services you could save money on.

Step 3: Shop for ISPs

Search by address or zip code to find which home internet services are in your new area.

Step 4: Make the switch

Pick your new internet plan and schedule an install.

Step 5: Cancel existing service

Contact your current internet service provider to deactivate service and return equipment.

If you want the fastest and most reliable internet available at your new home, check the availability of our  100% fiber-optic network or ultra-fast, ultra-simple 5G Home. Fios Gigabit Connection delivers incredible speeds up to 940/880 Mbps and bandwidth that can connect up to 100 devices at a time. Or, you may be in an area eligible for LTE Home Internet– broadband service based on our wireless 4G LTE network. 

Check availability to learn what home internet options are available in your area.

Additional tips for moving into a new home.

Preparation is everything. Here are a few key tips for curbing the stress of moving.

First, breathe and get some rest so you can deal with whatever comes your way. Start collecting boxes, old newspapers and packing tape weeks before your move. Hire moving pros if you can squeeze it into your budget and schedule 6 weeks in advance. Move during the week when it's not as busy or as expensive. And finally, ask for help from friends and family with anything that might lessen your load.

By the time you're ready to pack, you will most likely have gone through everything you want to sell or donate. Now, it's time to create an inventory of what's left to move and start by packing all the items you won't need right away.

Here's a list of typical items: Extra bedding/linens, artwork/paintings, books/magazines, dinnerware and china for special occasions, anything from an extra room or guest room, and kitchen and all household items you rarely use.

This is up for debate, but internet is considered by many as an essential home service in today's digital world. Millions of homes across the US utilize internet service to power their TV entertainment, security systems, virtual assistants, devices and more.

Typically your town or city's website will provide instructions about establishing and disconnecting utilities at your new or existing home. If you're renting an apartment, your landlord is usually responsible for garbage, sewage and water. Check your rental agreement for details.

As a general guideline, you will need to: Complete a service application/agreement; show proof of identity – a valid driver's license, passport, alien registration card, state-issued photo ID; provide proof of residency, such as mortgage papers, proof of ownership, lease or rental agreement; and submit a direct deposit authorization form.

Before you move into your new apartment, make sure to ask the landlord or broker about available internet services. Some questions you should ask include the following: Is internet available in the unit, or do tenants have to purchase their own internet plan from an ISP?; Is the apartment already wired for cable internet?; Can you get fiber internet, like Verizon Fios, in your apartment?; Is 5G available in your building? If so, is 5G Home Internet available in your unit?

Ask your landlord or broker these questions, then check internet availability at your address.