Ok, so heres the situation I'm in: My family lives in MA, and I went to school in IN. When I went to school, I had an IN number from t-mobile, and eventually my family all switched to t-mobile, and we're on a family plan with 3 MA numbers and one IN number. Obviously I'm posting on this thread since my goal is to eventually get an iPhone. We were all ready to switch to AT&T, had the phones picked out, but when they went to port our numbers at the local store, they couldnt port mine. Not only that, but AT&Ts computer system will not allow phone numbers from 2 different markets on the same family plan, supposedly it gets flagged for fraud. I wont get into my whole story of talking to AT&T, but suffice it to say, all but one of the people I talked to were @$$holes and didnt seem to care in the least bit that I've had my number for 7 years and dont want to give it up. Their solution was: change your voicemail recording to direct people to your new number. Or they were more than happy to sell me my own separate plan to keep my number. So I've read that theres a glitch in registering iphones via itunes where you can port your non-local number by putting in a zip code associated with your phone number's market, but still using your regular billing address and saying the phone will be used at a different address. What I'm trying to figure out, is there any way to exploit this loophole to get my line on the same family plan as the 3 MA numbers? Heres what I'm thinking, lemme know if anyone knows if this'll work or not: I go out to IN and set up an AT&T family plan using a local billing address, port my t-mobile number and generate 3 new local numbers. Change the billing address to MA, and then request AT&T to change the 3 new IN numbers to random MA numbers. Once theyre MA numbers, have them port the 3 MA numbers from t-mobile. Or: Have my family set up a family plan with 3 lines and port their numbers. Heres where the question mark is in my mind, since im not totally familiar with how the itunes registration works. Can i select the option to add a line to my family plan, and still exploit the loophole to port my number? I'm determined to find a way to do this. Is the end result of phone numbers from two markets on one family plan as totally impossible as AT&T would like me to think? Or does anyone know how this can be accomplished? I'll sell my first-born to anyone who can help.