Must I cancel to port number to Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NovemberWhiskey, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    I have a line with ATT right now for my iphone (1 year left on contract) and I want to take this number and use it for a new phone on Verizon.

    Do I have to cancel my ATT contract in order to do that?

    I already have a Verizon account (one line on a family plan) and ideally, I would just switch numbers (Verizon number is moved to ATT and vice versa).

    Can I do this without canceling any contracts (i.e. keep my unlimited data plan with ATT & NOT pay ETF)?

    THanks! :)
  2. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  3. Blazing angel macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    no, u have to cancel a contract to switch the number:eek:
  4. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    You can transfer your AT&T number to Verizon and vice versa. It will take a bit of coordination, but it should work. Just call both companies and let them know you would like to do this, it should take at most 48 hours to complete (In my experience less than 24 hours is enough). It won't cancel your contract, but they will charge you the fee to change your number. Expect a $35 fee from both Verizon and AT&T separately.
  5. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    NO NO NO!!

    If you cancel the contract, your carrier releases that number back into the general pool and you can lose it!

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