Number Porting Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gpatrick15, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. gpatrick15 macrumors regular

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    So I finally ordered my iPhone 4 today (!!!). I chose the 16gb version. My question is: Since my t-mobile contract is up on the 23rd, and it takes ~a week to ship, I ordered today so I won't experience any lag time. When will the number porting process start? When I plug the iPhone into iTunes to activate? Or immediately?
     
  2. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    you're gonna have to follow the instructions when you get the phone. Then the porting will start at that point. It can take anywhere from 0-48hrs... Immediately is usual, unless there is an issue getting your number released from the old carrier
     
  3. gpatrick15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the response!

    So if I get it before my contract is up, as long as I don't activate it I'll be fine right? I initiate the porting process when I start the activation? My concern is because on the email I received, it said

    Now that I read it again, I realize that it won't be possible to have full service until I activate the phone, which starts the porting process. Correct?
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Your AT7T account will not be activated till you activate your phone in iTunes. Until then the number is still assigned to your t-mobile phone and your t-mobile account is active.
     

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