FAQs for Victra Store and Website Visitors
1. Can I pay my Verizon bill at a Victra store?
Yes, you can pay using any major credit card or by cash. Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay are also accepted. When paying by cash there will be a $3 fee.
2. What devices work on the new 5G Ultra (C-Band) network for ultra-fast speeds?
3. What is Verizon Home Internet?
Verizon provides home internet access through a variety of technologies, including fiber optic and digital subscriber line (DSL) connections. Verizon Fios fiber optic connections provide internet speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 940 Mbps (megabits per second), depending on the plan and availability in your area. These speeds are ideal for high-definition video streaming, online gaming, and large file downloads.
4. How do I return a new device?
You may return devices that are not damaged within 30 days of purchase (the date of activation) and a re-stocking fee of $50 will apply to any return or exchange of a wireless device except where prohibited by applicable law (excluding defective devices that may be exchanged for the same model that are covered under the 30 day warranty). Verizon activation fees are non-refundable unless you terminate the service within 3 days of activation. Some accessories such as screen protectors or earphones are not returnable if the box was opened and the items were used. Damaged devices are not eligible for returning (items returned in the original condition within 30 days are refundable after the restocking fee) although damaged devices may have trade-in value towards the purchase of a new phone, tablet, or smartwatch from Victra.
5. Can I add warranty to my phone, tablet or smartwatch after purchasing?
You may buy warranty coverage such as Verizon Mobile Protect for any device within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, warranty upgrades are no longer allowed until specially designated upgrade periods referred to Open Enrollment is underway. During the weeks of open enrollment, you can enroll your device in Verizon Mobile Protect if the device is fully functioning, without damage (including liquid or cracked screens), and free of defects/malfunctions.
You can check your Mobile Protect eligibility in My Verizon. If Device Protection is listed under the Get Products tab, you’re eligible to enroll.
If you’re bringing your own device, you can check device compatibility before signing up for a new line of service.
Note: Verizon Mobile Protect isn’t available in New York or for New York customers until 4/21/22. Prepaid accounts aren’t eligible for Verizon Mobile Protect at this time.
6. Can I order items not stocked in the store?
Yes. Victra store employees can order devices and accessories not sold in-store, temporarily out of stock, or stocked in our network of distributers.
7. How long does shipping take for items not stocked in stores?
Typically, 2 business days when items are in-stock and available to ship. Items that are not in-stock and available to ship may take longer. A Victra employee will let you know what the estimated shipping time before placing the order
8. What can I buy in a Victra store?
Victra stores sell phones, tablets, smartwatches, Verizon Home Internet that customers can set up themselves at home (recommended for locations with 5G network coverage), Hum Connected Car Systems for advanced vehicle monitoring which is great for parents with children driving for the first time, Mobile Internet Hotspots or Jetpacks, and accessories such as carrying cases, screen protectors, chargers, and wireless chargers.
9. What is a Hum Connected Car System?
10. What services are offered by Victra in stores?
Free Account Analysis to ensure you’re on the right rate plan and getting the most value
Setup & Go: Ensure you’re device is ready to go when you leave our store with all of your contacts, apps, email, and your accessories installed
Screen Protection Installation
Device Trades and Recycling
Device protection as a service for your phones, tablets, watches at the point of sale, as well as warranty upgrade solutions during Verizon’s Open Enrollment periods during each year. Victra also provides Verizon Home Device Protect for $25/month that protects your eligible home entertainment, home office, wearable, and smart home products, plus offers premium tech support.
11. What data plans are offered by Verizon?
You control what goes into your plan. myPlan starts at just $30/line*. From there, you decide exactly what goes in and stays out of your plan, so you pay for what you want…..
12. What data plan is recommended for an average phone customer?
Usually Victra store employees like to start discussions about data plans with the 5G Play More data plan from Verizon and recommend it because it is a Premium Unlimited Plan which means you may receive more value from Verizon when trading-in your device in the future and upgrading. Also 5G Play More offers access to appealing streaming solutions such as Disney+ (included), Apple Music (6 months free), Apple Arcade (12 months free), Discovery+ (12 months free), Hulu (included), ESPN+ (included) as well as 25 Gigs of hotspot data per line. Ultimately finding the right data plan comes down to your budget, preferences, historical usage patterns, personality, device as well as sometimes your occupation can make a difference.
13. Can I switch to Verizon and keep my number if I am currently with another cellular carrier such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular? How exactly?
Yes! Verizon makes it easy and financially compelling to join our 5G cellular network which wins awards regularly for performance and reliability. You can come to Victra and Verizon’s network even if you want to keep your existing phone number and to change your account over to a Verizon account we would need your account # and password from your previous carrier in order to bring you over to Verizon and set up your account with the same phone number as before. If you want to keep your phone and change phone numbers, Victra can also do this and install a Verizon SIM card into your phone and help you with setting up your new account and device.
14. How does trading-in a phone or tablet or watch work?
Trading-in is easy – we have been doing them for years. Just bring your phone in and we will review your device and account details with Verizon then offer you on the spot the best available promotions based on your current data plan and needs. You will know your trade-in value during your visit and our store employees can do the math to explain by exactly how much your monthly bill will be changing before and after your trade-in.
15. What are the benefits of trading-in my device to Victra?
You will receive instant credit for trading in your eligible device, meaning your credit and benefits start accruing right away if you are an existing Verizon customer who is upgrading or adding a new phone line.
When you upgrade or add a new line you’ll be given the option to trade in your device. Once you provide details about your trade-in device, if you’re eligible for instant credit, your credit amount will display. You can apply the credit towards your order for instant savings.
If you’re not yet a Victra customer, you can get account credit for your old device. If you’re not interested in purchasing a new device while trading your old one, you can trade your device and get a Verizon gift card or a PayPal account credit.
The device that I want to trade-in is active (is receiving calls and using data on any network) – what can I do? If the device you’re trading-in is currently active and you’d like to keep the line active, you must first swap the device with an inactive or new device before turning it in. If the device is active on our network and not with another carrier network, please visit our Activate/Switch Device FAQs for more information about this process. Devices that are active on a Device Payment Agreement (DPA) are ineligible for trade-in until the DPA has been paid in full. You won’t receive credit or a gift card for the traded device until it’s deactivated. For more details on how exactly you can trade in your device please visit the Device Trade-In Guide and for more information on other topics such as device eligibility please to the Trade Your Mobile Device in FAQs page.
16. If I want to receive updates and communications from Victra or Verizon, how can I receive those?
17. What should I do before my visit to a Victra store?
Here are some things you can do to ensure we can make your visit as efficient as possible. Visits in our store usually can take customers anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour with a store employee depending on your particular needs. For more information on what you can do before your store visit please visit Victra’s recommended To Dos Before Your Store Visit page.
(1) Bringing a valid form of identification helps to maximize the range of solutions available in our stores.
(2) It helps if you are an authorized user on the relevant Verizon account before coming into our store so we ask that you check on that before walking in as it helps us verify your account and we can help you more in the store. This especially applies to children or teenagers – if they come in unaccompanied into our store and want to upgrade or change their plans with Verizon we are not able to serve them until they are an authorized user on the Verizon account. They can only buy accessories!
(3) Victra recommends that customers bring their current ID and passwords for accessing their device and cloud information.
Password Reset Assistance:
(4) If you are coming over to Verizon or Victra from another carrier or network, please bring your account number and login as well as password information for your account with the other carrier – this will be needed before transitioning over to Verizon’s network.
(5) Victra also recommends that device-owners perform any software updates and data back-ups to their cloud (Apple, Verizon Cloud, Samsung Cloud, Google Cloud…) at least 3 hours before coming into the store and back ups also can be done directly onto a computer via a USB cable. Taking these actions will help Victra employees assist you faster. For more information on ways to back up your devices please see below:
Apple Device Backups Assistance:
Android Device Backups Assistance:
18. Is a Victra store the same as a Verizon’s?
Victra is an authorized reseller of Verizon’s and the largest in the USA. Victra provides many of the same solutions, if not more than a typical Verizon store.
19. How do refunds work? How fast are they if I want to return something within 30 days?
For information regarding Victra’s return policy please refer below:
You may terminate service for any reason within 30 days of activation. To terminate service without penalty you must return your device in original* condition, with ALL original packaging. Verizon activation fees are non-refundable unless you terminate service within 3 days of activation. A re-stocking fee of $50 will apply to any return or exchange of a wireless device except where prohibited by applicable law. All Verizon security deposits paid will be refunded by Verizon Wireless via US Mail within 30 to 60 days.
Refund and Exchange Policy
Devices and accessories presented for return or exchange must be returned within 30 days of the original purchase and must be returned in original* condition. (All device purchases made before 6/8/21, however, are subject to 14-day return policy.) Returns or exchanges must be accompanied by the original sales receipt and packaging. All missing components, not limited to home charger, manual or headphones will result in a $50 per item fee. Devices without the original manufacturer’s box cannot be returned. All device refunds and exchanges will be charged a $50 re-stocking fee (excluding defective devices exchanged for the same model that are covered under the 30 day warranty), except where prohibited by applicable law. If you received your merchandise through a “Buy One, Get One Free” or any coupon offer, all items must be returned to receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed on headphones, opened screen protection products, any prepaid transactions, software, memory cards, or gift cards. Cash refunds over $50 will be refunded by corporate check and mailed to the customer’s home address. Corporate checks will arrive within three to five weeks.
Warranty and Repair Policy
New devices returned in original* condition within 30 days of purchase may be exchanged. After 30 days, if a warranty replacement is deemed necessary, the exchange is completed via mail through the Verizon Certified Like-New Replacement Program with a Certified Like-New replacement, that is either the same as the customer’s original device or comparable to the original device. Apple iPads and Apple Watches cannot be exchanged in store, and customer must contact Apple directly to obtain service. Warranty for all defective accessories are to be handled directly with the manufacturer and cannot be exchanged or refunded in the store.
- Original condition is determined by Victra personnel sole reasonable discretion. Phones must be in new, working condition and cannot have any physical or liquid damage.
***Please contact Verizon Corporate Customer Service for returns information if you need to return an item associated with a Verizon.com order, or order placed through Victra or Verizon Customer Service.***
20. Does Victra offer special discounts for certain member groups such first-responders, nurses, military, veterans, and educators?
Verizon is proud to offer additional data plan discounts ranging from $5-$10 per month for teachers, nurses, first responders, and military as well as veterans. The exact discount amount depends on the number of phone lines associated with your Verizon account. Make sure to speak with a Victra employee about these special offers during your next store visit as they can share with you about the verification process and how to save.
21. COVID is still here. Is Victra following any COVID-19 protocols?
Victra store employees are asked to wear masks except in the case of superseding local regulations and expected to frequently clean high contact areas in the store including but not limited to display devices with a cleaning agent
22. If I have a complaint or want to escalate, can I do that through Victra’s stores and employees?
Please send an email to [email protected] with as much detail as possible including the Victra store that you went into if applicable and Victra’s Guest Escalations department will reach out to you within 48 hours (2 business days)
23. If a price or promotion for my device changes a few days or weeks after I purchased it, can I ask for a refund?
Our customers are able to take advantage of any current in market promotion within 14 days of their purchase. For more information please visit one of our stores or contact Victra Customer Care at 1-800-279-3550 (open from 9 am to 9 pm EST, Monday – Friday)
24. Which phone is good for children or the elderly?
Sometimes a basic phone or even a flip phone is a great fit for a child or an elderly parent/grandparent. However, we’ve found that some of our elderly guest prefer a larger smartphone display for easier viewing over a basic flip phone. The iPhone SE is popular for children wanting an Apple iPhone without breaking the bank. We have many budget friendly Android devices that have a lot of the same great features for a fraction of the cost.
25. Should I schedule an appointment online before visiting a Victra or Verizon store?
We recommend scheduling an online appointment through our Store Locator because it will prioritize your visit over others in the store during the hour that you select. Also before visiting one of our stores we recommend spending a minute to read our recommendations regarding ways that you can prepare in advance for your in-store visit to make it faster.
26. Are there any special discounts, promotions, or limited-time offers available for me?
Rest assured that Victra store employees are informed on the latest promotions from Victra and Verizon which are also typically found on Victra.com because our website is updated weekly with new promotions. There are also frequently in-store and Verizon.com discounts usually applying to device data plans for active military and veterans, first-responders, students, teachers, or guests who are 55+ years young. Verizon also encourages auto-pay enrollment to pay monthly directly from your bank account and paperless billing enrollment – enrolling in these can be an additional way a way to save $5 to $10 per phone number on your Verizon account.
*FAQs were published on 5/11/2022 and future product offerings and prices are subject to change. Answers provided in the FAQs section on Victra.com apply to Victra’s network of over 1500 stores and may not apply to Verizon stores or Victra-managed independent store operators (sub-agents).
27. How much does Voicemail to Text for iPhone cost and how do I get it?
Voicemail to Text for iPhone costs $2.99/mo.
You can add or remove Voicemail to Text for iPhone on the Add-ons and apps page in My Verizon or the Account tab of the My Verizon app. Just follow the prompts.
28. What is Verizon open enrollment?
Verizon Open Enrollment is a security and protection tool for your iPhones. With this service, you can ensure that your personal data, financial information, and confidential files are secure from cyber threats, hackers, and unauthorized access….
29. 5G vs ultra wideband
5G is the latest technology standard for broadband cellular communications, and a much-anticipated improvement over existing 4G and 4G LTE networks. Promising significantly faster data transfer speeds, little to no lag, and the ability to handle enormous amounts of data…..
30. Can I upgrade a cracked phone
An upgrade occurs when you buy a new mobile device to replace a device already linked to one of your Verizon account lines. If your current Verizon phone doesn’t perform as well as it once did, or if you just want to switch to the latest model, you can often upgrade your device…..
31. Should I trade in my phone?
Trading in your old phone will often give you credit or cash towards a new device, presuming the old phone is in good condition. How much credit you get depends heavily on when you choose to trade the phone…..