How to Add Minutes to a Verizon Wireless Cell Phone

by Christa Titus

Verizon offers several options to add minutes to your wireless cell phone if you need more of them. The rates for your minutes are based upon the prepaid plan you select when you create your account with the company. Your payment is automatically applied to your account, so you will have immediate access to the new minutes.


Go to the Verizon Wireless store where you bought your phone. You can purchase more minutes at the counter with the assistance of a sales associate. You can also buy minutes at any Verizon Wireless outlet or any other retailers affiliated with the company.


Buy minutes from your Verizon Wireless cell phone. You can either dial (800) 294-6804, or 611. You will need a credit card or debit card to purchase the minutes. Follow the prompts as directed by the automated system to complete the transaction.


Sent a text to the number 89729; this corresponds with the letters VZPAY. Write in the text the refill PIN you want to redeem for more minutes. As of the date of publication, refill PINs can be purchased in denominations of $15, $30, $50, $75 and $150, and they are delivered via email. When Verizon receives the refill PIN, it adds the denomination to your account.


Visit Log into your account and follow the screen directions to purchase more minutes with a credit or debit card. You can also purchase a Refill Card to add minutes to your account at a later date. As of the date of publication, cards were available in denominations ranging from $30 to $74.99.

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About the Author

Christa Titus is a dedicated journalism professional with over 10 years writing experience as a freelancer with a variety of publications that include "Billboard" and "Radio & Records." Her writing has also been syndicated to such media outlets as the "Washington Post," the "Seattle-Post Intelligencer," the Associated Press and Reuters. Titus earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Rowan College.

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