Can I buy a phone and change the number?

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

  1. calimed macrumors member

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    I have an AT&T family account. One of the numbers is due for an upgrade. My account is not due for an upgrade. Will I be able to buy a phone on the "upgradable" account and then when I receive the phone transfer my number to it? Hope the question makes sense...

    Thx...
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Yep you should be able to do that as long as the person who's line you're using for the upgrade doesn't mind not getting their upgrade. But AT&T will have no problem with it.
     
  3. calimed thread starter macrumors member

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    Great to hear....Wife won't mind at all...She will get my hand-me-down 4s.

    Last questions. With the new nano-sim will that mean I have to get the sim changed out at AT&T? Is it preactiviated to a specific phone number?
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Im not completely familiar with how AT&T does it, but I believe thay you would have to go into the store to get them to do the swap and get you a nano sim that would be associated with your number instead of your wife's.Somebody who knows more about it can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
     

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