Activate new phone before unlocking old device?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rpearlberg, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. rpearlberg macrumors 6502a

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    Can I activate my new Verizon iPhone while my AT&T unlock request is still pending?
     
  2. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Do you mean activate or port?

    I would advise against porting while you have an unlock request active. Porting will close your AT&T account, and may make the unlock fail or become more complicated.

    If there is nothing wrong with your unlock request, and you are still an AT&T customer, an unlock should only take a few minutes - a few hours at most. Patience, grasshopper! ;)
     
  3. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm porting my AT&T number to Verizon. I have the new VZW phone already, but haven't called to activate yet. My AT&T unlock request is still pending. Should I wait to activate VZW (which would port the #) until the unlock is complete?
     
  4. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for clarifying. You definitely want to wait until the unlock completes before porting. How long ago did you put in the unlock request?
     
  5. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On Friday. I contacted them this morning and they said they'll "expedite" it, so who knows what that really means...
     
  6. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    My one word thought about AT&T in this case: "Idiots!" But if there is an issue, cancelling the account (via porting) is only going to make things more difficult. Hang in there!
     
  7. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha!! I know...just being impatient as I have my new iPhone 7 sitting here waiting...
     

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