Switching family from ATT to Verizon for iPhone X

bammargera3176

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I just want to get everyone’s advice on the best way to switch three people from ATT to Verizon family plan for the iPhone X. I want to have my Verizon account already set up with Verizon when the x is ready for pre-order next Friday, but I want to order the actual phones thru Apple. Am I able to do this? I was on the Verizon website and it seemed like in the process of creating a plan you also have to select a phone for each person that you want, and I wasn’t able to select the X for all three of us because it’s not ready for pre-order yet. I just want to have to avoid having to order thru Verizon and it seems like I am going to have to because When you are in the screen creating the family plan it also asks what phone you want, and I’m not able to select iPhone X because it’s not out yet. But I don’t want the X from them I want it from Apple! Can I just create the plan, and then order thru Apple?
 

Givmeabrek

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You are going to have to wait until the iPhone X is available. Then buy the phone(s) from Verizon and port the numbers over.
 

bammargera3176

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Really? That sucks. I’m worried I might not get them as fast as I would’ve if I could order thru the App Store app. Heard that’s the best way
 

Givmeabrek

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The AT&T model will not work on Verizon and you can't order the Verizon model without an active Verizon account. You'll have to wait.
 

playaproved

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Go to Verizon store, setup new account with three dummy numbers.

Pre order phones on Friday, when they arrive, port numbers from ATT to Verizon accounts.
 
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Plut

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Go to Verizon store, setup new account with three dummy numbers.

Pre order phones on Friday, when they arrive, port numbers from ATT to Verizon accounts.
Make sure you have a spare phone you can activate. In order to use the Apple app to order you will be putting in your new Verizon phone #, zip code, SSN last four. Then you need to be able to receive a text verification code on that new Verizon line.