reply to VirtualLarry Verizon does indeed have a vacation option so you are not billed until you reactivate. The options may vary by state. I was told could suspend and reactivate the account for no fees in Florida. The CSR also told me I have to pay for a minimum 3 months every year. It turned out there is a $20 fee to go on vacation hold so the 3 months may be wrong as well. I did have my service suspended for 6 months and then had no problem activating it again.