If I Order Verizon iPhone, When is My AT&T Contract Canceled!?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jw nyc, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    I'm leaving the country on the 10th and need to make sure my AT&T iPhone works until I get back. If I pre-order the Verizon iPhone at 3am tomorrow morning, at what point is my AT&T contract over and my phone dead? Is it after I activate the Verizon iPhone, as soon as I complete the form during my order or at another point? I want to keep my AT&T service active until I get back from vacation. Thanks.
     
  2. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    Just order new service on the Verizon iPhone and than when you get back transfer your number and close the ATT account.
     
  3. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what you mean. When I fill out the form at 3am isn't it going to ask me if I'm transferring a number? I just need to know at what point the AT&T iPhone will stop working.
     
  4. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Technically, the at&t phone will work until you activate the Verizon one, which completes the number porting. How long are you leaving the country for? I think there is a 10 day window for number porting.

    Note: it doesn't always work like this though, so I would call and ask one of the telcos.
     
  5. jbromer macrumors 6502a

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    When I bought the AT&T iPhone and switched from Verizon, I was able to port the number later. I.e., I bought the iPhone at the Apple Store, was assigned a new number, then took the phone to an AT&T store, and completed the port then - which immediately cancels your previous account/contract.
     

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