Thank you for your post.
Yes your friend can absolutely keep their phone number. They will need to port the number over to Sprint. The process to do this will be creating a new line of service with Sprint with a 'dummy' phone number. Once the account is created we can put it the information from the previous carrier and the number will be transferred to us. Have your friend advise the person he speaks whith when opening the Sprint account to port his number from Verizon.
When they port their number to Sprint, don't forget to take advantage of our Sprint Rewards Referral program. We want to thank you for recommending Sprint service to a friends and we also want to thank them for making the switch. Visit http://sprint.com/refer for more info and to sign up.
Social Care Team