How to Add Minutes to a Verizon Wireless Cell Phone

By Christa Titus

Updated September 22, 2017

New minutes can be automatically added to your Verizon Wireless account.
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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.

Visit a Verizon Store

One option to add minutes to your Verizon Wireless cell phone is to go to any local Verizon store. This option may be more desirable to you than others if you do not have a credit or debit card and instead wish to pay with cash or check. You can purchase more minutes at the counter with the assistance of a sales associate or by using a self-serve kiosk. You can also buy minutes at any Verizon Wireless outlet or any other retailers affiliated with the company.

Buy Minutes By Calling

Another quick and easy option to add minutes to your phone is to buy minutes right 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. This usually takes no more than a few minutes to complete.

Buy Minutes By Texting

If you would rather not call into add minutes then you can instead send a text to the number 89729 or #768. 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.

Verizon Wireless Website

You can visit Verizon's website to add minutes. 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.