Purchase in one state, activate in another?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JNB, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Anyone (preferably Cingular/AT&T customers) have a clue as to whether a phone could be purchased in one state, and activated with a phone number in another?

    Reason I ask, is that I live in AZ, but will be in Portland (OR) next month. Since they have no sales tax, buying an iPhone there would save me about $48 or so in tax.


    If I couldn't get a 602/623 area code activating it there, then why bother, eh?
  2. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    I bought my phone from sprint while I was in tech school for the air force, but I got an are code for back home, not the area I was in. I think most companies will give you a number any area that they cover if you ask them.
  3. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Won't be a problem. I know this because, well ... first off I have done it quite a few times with cell phones, I used to travel a lot.

    Outside of that, I already talked to AT&T this morning about it. I now live in California, and I have a NJ area code. I want to keep the NJ number, but will be buying the phone out here. They confirmed today that it won't be an issue moving my number, I will even have a temp NJ number while my number is being ported over.

    This is actually fairly common for people to do.

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