Porting a number to a Pre-Ordered Phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dorv, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Dorv macrumors regular

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    Gals and Guys:

    If I preorder a phone on a new carrier, and put the info in for them to port my phone, when does that take place?

    If it takes a week (or more) for my new (Sprint in my case) phone to get to me, is my number ported away from AT&T immediately??
     
  2. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Nope, I think it happens upon activation. We are porting a number and adding it to our family plan and the port hasn't occurred yet even though the phone has been ordered since the 7th.
     
  3. Dorv thread starter macrumors regular

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    What they said (and I was trying to contact them simultaneously) was to take their random number for now, and they could port my current number later.

    Which I didn't think they could do, but hey, no worries. If there is a problem, I'll just port my current number to Google Voice.
     

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