ATT Sim activation and porting number without 5S in-hand?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ET iPhone Home, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    I was wondering if I can activate a 5S iPhone without the phone with me? I plan on walking into an ATT Store today with only an ATT sim card and the IMEI number. Also, would I be able to port an active number from T-Mobile which is activated on one of their pre-pay plans? The monthly plan ends tomorrow, the 15th. Should I wait after the 15th. to do this?

    I was told by an ATT manager that an account number was required to port a number over, but when I check the pre-pay receipts I was given by T-Mobile, there was no account number to be found. I wouldn't think a pre-pay plan would be designated an acct.# since people on these plans come and go.

    Thought? Thanks.
     
  2. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    Log on to your account online, there will be an account number. If not, then call Tmo customer support. And yes you can activate a SIM card without the actual phone, you just need the IMEI so ATT can make sure its not a stolen phone you're using.
     
  3. ET iPhone Home thread starter macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    Thanks… Not stolen :D, but I got the phone activated by IMEI alone.
     

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