Porting a number + Jailbreaking

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jesse808, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Jesse808 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2007
    Hi, to keep it simple: Im coming out of contract with verizon and need a new phone to replace my 4 year old POS phone :D Im not much of a phone user at all so want a pay as I go plan. Pay as you go phones dont really fit my needs though. Would like to jailbreak an iphone and use a prepaid AT&T sim card in it.


    Heres the tricky part: Is it possible to port over my current verizon cell phone # to the iphone even though I do not plan on activating the iphone the "legit" way, rather, I plan to jailbreak it?

    Im a complete phone noob, im sure this has something to do with where the phone # is stored, but i`ve no clue. For instance, if the phone # is stored in the sim card then I should be able to just go buy a cheap $40 phone with a pay as I go sim card, and just chuck that in the iphone. How does this work?

    Any ideas how to go about this? Please advise. Phone is broken and need to make a decision quickly. Got an ipod touch ad love it so would like the iphone but can not justify going into a 2 year contract and paying $59.99 for a phone I wont use *that* much.


    In short: Is it possible or not to port an existing cell phone number over for use on a jailbroken iphone, I want to get a prepaid sim card and put it in the iphone. Can not afford to lose old cell phone #. How do I do this?
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Most likely you will not be able to port number to pay as you go plan. You should ask AT&T.
  3. Jesse808 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2007
    I talked to my friend who works at tmobile today and he said you can port a number on pay as you go, so perhaps with AT&T as well (Would rather use at&t for iphone, not tmobile)..so I`ll call and ask them.

    However....if possible, do I just take out that sim card and put it in the iphone?? I guess that is all I need to know now. Thanks for the response
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    All US iPhones, if activated (you can jailbreak and activate at the same time) will work with any sim card from AT&T.

    If you want it to work with non AT&T then it gets much trickier.

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