Spread the word. Verizon Wireless keeps you entire Social Security Number on file after the credit check.
If you oppose that, they charge you a $400 deposit that you get back when you close the account or they make you buy a prepaid account which amounts to an extra $25/month with one plan. They penalize you for trying to protect your identity. They will not do the credit check and then purge their files of your number. This is from the office of the President of Verizon.
There are no exceptions or special rules. This was a complaint to the alleged top.