Preordered with Verizon... NUMBER PORTING QUESTION!

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

  1. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. canyonblue737 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. Phil Holland macrumors regular

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    Correct
     
  4. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    +1 on Correct. Your ports will start when you activate the iPhone.

    Dave
     
  5. cschmelz macrumors 6502

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    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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