Moving multiple phones from AT&T to Verizon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ycoidi2000, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    I have decided to make the jump from my unlimited AT&T to Verizon with both my iPhone and my wife's. To prepare for the joyous occasion, I tried to do a dummy order apple.com to see how the process works. I see that I can enter my current number to port over while creating a new Verizon account. When I try a second phone, I seem to have to go through the same process (selecting a new family share account, etc.). I see no way of linking the two phones to the same new account.

    Has anyone had experience with this in the past? Is there a better way to purchase them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    try doing the dummy purchase through verizon.com and see if it works.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Do it separately for both iPhones then call Verizon up to merge the accounts. They do it all the time.
     
  4. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Hope it all works out for you. Assume you have already checked out coverage, contract, pricing, etc.

    Not saying ATT or Verizon is better. Actually, I think they have similar problems and issues.
     
  5. ycoidi2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep. For my area, we have solid LTE for Verizon and 3G for AT&T. I'm more rural than most areas, so I feel lucky I am getting LTE! I will be switching away from unlimited AT&T, but I never really hit the virtual cap. I know I'll be spending more with Verizon, but the faster LTE on my Verizon iPad in addition to getting a signal at work on my iPad and not on my iPhone pretty much sealed it.
     
  6. pdutta2000 macrumors regular

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    I'm actually doing the same thing as you but will be doing it at a store to ensure that all goes well. For me the signal is the most important thing and Verizon has a better one on the east coast. I'll be leaving Unlimited for 6GB per month and will save around $40/month. The benefit of having the Hotspot feature is also great. The reality is that I use most of my data when on wifi so our joint account has rarely crossed 1.5GB per month. I figure 3GB/month should be plenty. I hate giving up unlimited but I really need a better calling signal.
     

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