An odd AT&T <-> T-Mobile account trade question.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hierobryan, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    My little brother has a Nokia on AT&T not under contract. I have an unlocked/jailbroken iPhone with T-Mobile with a contract that expires in one year. I MIGHT want to port my number to AT&T to get a 3G iPhone w/new 2 year contract. If I did, my brother would take over the rest of my contract with T-Mobile (if it's possible, of course). I know it's possible to port my number from T-Mobile to AT&T, but would my brother be able to move his number to T-Mobile and continue with them? I want to do this to avoid the early cancellation fee.
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    I don't think they will let you do that. You would definitely be able to port your number to ATT and he would be able to go to T Mobile with his number but as far as a trade on your contract goes, I don't see it happening.
     
  3. Convoy macrumors newbie

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    When you port your number, the account is terminated. Then, you are assessed any ETFs and your last month's bill.
     
  4. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    If you dont have a text messaging plan you can cancel your contract with t-mobile without the ETF. This is because they sent a notice to customers about an increase in the text messaging cost. I just cancelled two days ago.
     
  5. Convoy macrumors newbie

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    Will that allow him to keep his number?
     
  6. hierobryan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ya, i just read about that. the increase takes place at the end of August though...so I don't see how I can get out of the contract now and still avoid the ETF. unless tmobile officially sent out the notices and are officially allowing people to cancel now. btw i have the 400 text message plan.
     

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