Porting a Verizon Number to AT&T

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daseff, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. daseff macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2010
    Okay, I have a problem. The line I plan on porting (line A) from Verizon Wireless is currently the primary line on a family plan. I am unable to get that changed until tomorrow morning. If I am not able to make it a secondary number before I get my iPhone 4, will this hypothetical situtation work? Say I get an iPhone 4 with a new line of service and new number (line B), will I be able to use both lines, and then at a later date port the Verizon number (line A) to the iPhone 4 and get rid of line B's new phone number?
    Hopefully that made sense, and thanks for any help!
  2. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL

    I tried VZW for a bit in early May and did just that. I moved the primary AT&T number to VZW and they grabbed the number from AT&T and did the porting for me.

    No probs. It worked just as it should.
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Yes, I did this when I first switched to AT&T and the port worked fine. In fact, I recommend that anyone who is trying out AT&T for the first time NOT port their number over if they can, and use their phone with the number that AT&T gives you. If the coverage and reception work fine for you, then you call up and port your old number over to the AT&T account, where it replaces the number AT&T gave you.

    And if it doesn't work, you can just return the phone, cancel the service and you keep your old number on your existing carrier without any hassles.
  4. daseff thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2010
    Sounds perfect. Thanks so much! :)

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