Adding a new line, porting a number...hmmm.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brando123b, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. brando123b macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2010
    Okay, so I couldn't find a good answer to this.

    My wife is on her parents plan currently, with Verizon.

    I have a plan that is my own, I am the only line, on Verizon.

    If I want to port my wife's number from her parents account, to my account and add a line, would that be eligible for new 2-year pricing?

    If so, what is the order of operations here. Does Verizon allow me to port the number at the same time I create the new line of service, or is that done manually over the phone after the fact?

    Thanks much.:apple:
  2. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    No porting within a carrier, you can only do a transfer of responsibility of her line.

    To get the new 2-year pricing, she would have to be upgrade eligible for Verizon. Sounds like you might need to do extra steps if you really want to keep her number....

  3. brando123b thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2010
    I just called Verizon, unfortunately that is the case. Bummer.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    A possibility I've done before:

    Just sign up for AT&T with a cheap phone. In fact you don't need to sign a contract or anything; just say you want a new account and want to port a line from Verizon. Transfer her number over. Then after the port to AT&T is completed, immediately port it back to Verizon as a new line on your account; this will cancel the newly created AT&T line.

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