Preordering and Switching experience

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by edtorious, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. edtorious macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2007
    San Diego, California
    Hi, has anyone pre-ordered online and switched carriers before? I'm thinking of switching from AT&T to Verizon. What should we expect?

    Can we keep the same number when we switch?

    Is it better to do it at Apple website or the Verizon website?

    Should I cancel my AT&T contract before preordering and switching or will Verizon handle the cancellation for me?

    Please advise. Any insight and/or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2011
    I have the exact same problem. I'm actually signing up 2 people since my wife and I are both switching from ATT to Verizon with teh shared plans. The only way to do that through the Apple site is by making 2 individual orders. I know Verizon allows you to put in an order for both. You can port over the numbers online though so no worries there. They'll give you that option during the checkout process.

    DO NOT cancel your contract before you preorder....that's how you lose your number. I believe everything is taken care of during the porting process and once your phone is activated on Verizon it's deactivated on ATT. Do not cancel before.
  3. b_scott macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2008
    ^ thanks, this is what I'm doing exactly too. I'll go to Verizon's site.

    so the activation would happen upon shipping? Or when you get the phones? Because I'd hate to be without service for the entirety of order > receipt.

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