Ordered Verizon 5S but want to switch to ATT

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by baseballboy23ak, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. baseballboy23ak macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2010
    New York City
    Hey all, I ordered a Verizon 5S that is scheduled for delivery on wednesday. Obviously by ordering it I renewed my contract.

    If I am thinking about switching to ATT now, would the correct route be:

    Return the iPhone to Verizon
    Buy an AT&T iPhone
    Port my number
    Cancel service at Verizon?

  2. legioxi macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2013
    When your number is ported, it automatically cancels the line with the previous carrier. If you're under contract the last bill will also include the ETF. The rest looks accurate.
  3. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    Make sure Verizon has phone first and that they put you back on month to month, therefore avoiding ETF when you port.
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    I'd suggest an alternate, provided you can find an AT&T phone fast enough and your credit supports doing this:

    Find/buy AT&T phone, establish new service, do not yet port your number.
    Return Verizon phone, reestablish service on your prior phone.
    Verify Verizon upgrade eligibility restored and out of contract
    Initiate number port from Verizon to AT&T
    Verizon contract will be cancelled when the port goes through.

    You might end up carrying two phones short term.
  5. baseballboy23ak thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2010
    New York City
    I mean I could do this. But I'm fine with returning the 5S and sticking with my 4S for a little. It's no rush. That'd probably be easiest I would think?

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