Breaking contract and porting number for a preorder

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by puma1552, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    Wife and I are on a family plan with AT&T, but will be breaking contract to switch to Verizon on the iPhone 6 launch day. From searching I know I should just preorder a pair of new Verizon phones, then when I port the number my AT&T contracts will end and the ETFs will be applied.

    However, with a preorder, when will our numbers actually be ported? At time of preorder, or time of phone activation once we receive the new iPhones? My concern is that if the porting (and thus the termination of the AT&T contract) happens at the time of the preorder, we would then have no cell service between the time we preorder and the time we receive the new phones.
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    Thanks, that's what I figured but just wanted to make sure.
  4. turbo350z macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2014
    Yup. Ported my number the day I got the phone. Only took about 30 min and phone was good to go.

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