Pre-order & porting # to new carrier

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  1. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

    ScubaCinci

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    I'm thinking about switching from AT&T to Verizon (I've been on AT&T since the initial iPhone). My AT&T contract has expired...can I do the pre-order on Apple.com and port my current phone number over to Verizon? How does this work?

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  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You should call Verizon and/or AT&T to ask and be certain. Also, as it stands, VZW won't do voice+data so if this matters (noting another thread you posted in) then you should stick with what you have. I am on VZW so this isn't an attempt to bash the lack of the feature. Like I mentioned in another thread you posted in, this technology is now in the phone but VZW needs to roll it out and I believe Apple will end up pushing a software update.
     
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    Thanks. I was reading that Verge article you(?) linked to and it looks like in many areas that functionality will exist soon if not already (there was a note at the end of the article saying it is rolled out already). I'm willing to deal with it for a bit if I know it will be "fixed".
     
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    If it is a feature you definitely see yourself needing then you absolutely should not rely on any carrier to roll out anything like this on time. So if it is a situation where your business would rely on it or something to that extent, I would stick with AT&T. If you're truly unhappy with AT&T then move on over. Both companies have their pros and cons. For me, VZW worked better at my house and in some surrounding areas than AT&T. This was 3 years ago. Now VZW in my house has somehow started to fail in places. That is of detriment to me because I use my phone as a phone more often now.

    Just something to consider. Obviously I could be wrong and VZW could roll this all out on time or in the timeframe they claim they would.
     

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