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Copper Contributor
BritInAshburn
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎06-13-2009
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Reset Password on Sub-Account

Is there a way to reset a sub-account password from the primary account?

 

Account is currently locked.

 

Or is only way to change it is to call verizon, get temp password and then change from within the sub-account.

 

Thanks,

Mark

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somegirl
Posts: 2,978
Registered: ‎09-15-2009
Location: Texas

Re: Reset Password on Sub-Account

[ Edited ]

My response from a previous thread (which I found easily with the SEARCH feature):

You change a forgotten password for a sub account the same way you do for the primary account. There's a "Forgot Password" link that will reset it for you once you answer the Secret Question, or you can contact Technical Support and they can reset it for you. There are several options for getting in touch with someone in Tech Support on the Contact Us page.

As for your actual question, the answer is no. You cannot reset a sub's password from the primary account, but calling tech support is not the only way to reset it.

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reachme20
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-25-2011
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Re: Reset Password on Sub-Account

I know what it says but this does not work for some users.  Only way is to call Verizon.   It will not find sub-account when you try to login and change password.  whether you search by phone #, username etc.   I also tried enabling admin access on the sub account thinking that was necessary but no dice.

Call Verizon support until they get this working for everyone

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somegirl
Posts: 2,978
Registered: ‎09-15-2009
Location: Texas

Re: Reset Password on Sub-Account


reachme20 wrote:

I know what it says but this does not work for some users.  Only way is to call Verizon.   It will not find sub-account when you try to login and change password.  whether you search by phone #, username etc.   I also tried enabling admin access on the sub account thinking that was necessary but no dice.

Call Verizon support until they get this working for everyone


 

somegirl wrote:

OK, you guys must be seeing something different than I am.

  • I go to: http://webmail.verizon.net/signin/ and click on: Forgot Your Password?
  • This brings me to a prompt: "Please tell us what you forgot." I select Password and click the Continue button.
  • Next page says "So that we may access your account, enter your Verizon Online User Name and select the Continue button." - I enter the username for my sub and click Continue.
  • I am then prompted to answer my Secret Question and set a new password.

 

Does this somehow work differently for everyone else?

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yamaha_mamma
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-20-2013
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Re: Reset Password on Sub-Account

I have tried this several different ways. I tried through Yahoo and Verizon. When I tried with Verizon I have a temp code sent. After I entered it, it was for my "main" account, not the sub-account.

 

This is totally frustrating. I have people getting random emails (spam). 

 

THIS IS NOT GOOD!!!

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DKUVA
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-11-2009

Re: Reset Password on Sub-Account

No it does not work -- every time it resets the primary account password, not the subaccount password.

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armond_in_nj
Posts: 1,417
Registered: ‎04-10-2012

Re: Reset Password on Sub-Account

[ Edited ]

DKUVA wrote:

No it does not work -- every time it resets the primary account password, not the subaccount password.


There is no possibility that, having entered the correct subaccount user name, answered the correct subaccount secret question, and then requested a subaccount password change, that the system will then reset the main account password.

 

Repeat: no possibility.

 

The detailed procedure carefully outlined in post number four in this thread is the correct (and perhaps only) procedure.

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faulkhugh
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-19-2013

Re: Reset Password on Sub-Account

[ Edited ]

I had the same problem resetting my sub account password and I finally had to go to tech support chat and they were able to reset the password after remotely accessing my computer. So it was not an easy fix. It's a glitch in the password reset system. For some reason it defaults back to the main account ID after you answer the reset questions. VERY VERY FRUSTRATING.

 

armond_in_nj you are WRONG

Repeat: WRONG

 

{please keep your posts courteous}

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JOSEm441
Posts: 618
Registered: ‎12-17-2009
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Re: Reset Password on Sub-Account

One thing I have noticed after repeatedly seeing this  issue is that some are still using VZ/Yahoo email. I do not (I use a standard verizon account  without sub accounts now but have use subs in the past). I know that SomeGirl's instructions work perfectly in either case for me; but maybe there is an issue with the VZ/Yahoo system.

faulkhugh  when verizon took control of your computer did you notice what was done? Thanks in advance

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MFVA
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-05-2014
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Re: Reset Password on Sub-Account

At least in my case, resetting the subaccount password using the security question and  temp. pin provided does reset the primary account password.  Needs to be resolved via a phone call to tech support.  

 

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