Preordered with Verizon... NUMBER PORTING QUESTION!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by canyonblue737, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2005
    I just preordered two iPhone 5's with Verizon and will be porting my existing AT&T iPhone accounts over. During the preorder process I provided Verizon with my AT&T numbers and account details.

    Question: I assume that when the phones come on the 21st I will still need to do something to set the port in motion? The reason I ask is my wife will get the phones and I am out of town (WITH MY AT&T IPHONE!) until the 22nd so I don't want to lose service early. I assume if they sit fat dumb and happy in the box I won't lose my existing service with AT&T until somehow I activate the Verizon phones correct?

  2. canyonblue737 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2005
  3. Phil Holland macrumors regular

    Phil Holland

    Jun 7, 2011
  4. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    +1 on Correct. Your ports will start when you activate the iPhone.

  5. cschmelz macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    Or you could play it cautious like I did (ATT to Verizon swap) and just get a new number. Once you are ready to set up the new phone, just call for the number port and apparently often it takes 5-15 minutes to pull the number.

    Low risk and I get to try both phones in my usual areas for a few days first (can forward my calls)

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