Question for my friend? (preordering, currently on T-Mo)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ki2594, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    First off, can't wait to get my 4. :) anyways, my friends switching from t-mobile for the iphone to AT&T and he has a quick question: if he pre-orders it, will his number automatically be ported or how does that work- does he have to go in store or whats the deal?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a

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    The number port will not take place until your friends actually has the iPhone and activates it.
     
  3. dave006 macrumors 68030

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    Your friend has the option to port in their number or to get a new AT&T number and use it for up to 30 days to verify that AT&T service meet's their expectations. You have 30 days to complete the porting process at no additional cost.

    You can do it as part of the order / activation process, your friend will need to provide the account information from T-Mo for the port. Also, when the port starts, the T-Mo account will terminate since the phone number is being ported and your friend may have an ETF with T-Mo.

    Dave
     
  4. ki2594 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so would it port once he activates it via iTunes or when he orders it online?
     
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    When I bought my 3G last year at the Apple Store, I told the rep my t-mo number, she did some magic on her handheld terminal, and I was out the door in about 10 minutes.
     

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