iPhone 6: best way to port # from AT&T to Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DaveTheRave, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 4S on AT&T (my account), and no longer bound by any contracts. I want to buy the iPhone 6 and at the same time move my number over to Verizon (and go on my wife's account) so that maybe we save a few $ on a family plan. And if possible, I'd like to sell my 4S to get some kind of credit or cash.

    Any suggestions? Should this be done in-person, or try my luck online at the Apple or Verizon websites? Or order online and pick-up in store? Thanks.
     
  2. ronm99 macrumors 6502

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    I did this with the iPhone 5, and the process couldn't have been easier. I simply ordered on Apple's website, and when I bought it, I indicated that I was porting a phone # from another carrier. When the phone arrived, I simply turned it on, activated it, and presto ... I now had my number ported to Verizon. I didn't need to do anything else except close out my account with AT&T.

    However, if you are uncomfortable with this, the Apple store reps can definitely walk you through the process. If you order a phone for in-store pick up, or just wait in line for a phone, they will activate it for you and make sure you walk out with your number properly ported to Verizon.
     
  3. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    This would work if he just wanted to establish a new account with Verizon. It's a little more complicated to add the line to his wife's existing account. Probably won't be able to do that as part of the preorder process.
     
  4. ronm99 macrumors 6502

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    Yes ... I missed that part of the original post.

    Double check with Verizon first, but I am 99% sure that you can still pre-order the phone as a new Verizon contract, and when you activate the phone, call up Verizon to merge the accounts.

    When buying the iPhone 5, I did something similar. My wife and I were both getting phones, and we pre-ordered separate phones and then created a family plan account when we activated.
     
  5. DaveTheRave thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. I think I'll just play it safe and buy my iphone in-person at the store after the mad rush dies down. Thanks.
     

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