Switching from Verizon and getting an iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PD081, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. PD081 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Hello everyone,

    I am planning on getting my first iPhone when the 3G S comes out. I am currently a Verizon customer so i'll be switching to AT&T and I definitely want to port over my current number, since I have had it for over 5 years.

    What is the easiest way to do this?

    Should I preorder the phone on the AT&T website? (keeping in mind that I still will need my verizon phone active until I get my iPhone in a few weeks when they are released)

    Or should I just go to an AT&T store when the phone comes out and get the phone there and have them port my Verizon number over to a new AT&T account?

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    For you, I would say walk into a store and get it done if you need to port that number over. Less risk of them ***** things up.
  3. PD081 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Welcome to the dark side...

    In store is definitely your best bet. Had a friend who tried doing theirs over the phone (also from Verizon, he was) and it ended up never going through. He had to go into a store a couple days later and restart the process.
  5. orange42 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    I switched from Verizon 2 months ago. All I did was go into the AT&T store and they took care of everything, including transferring my same number and contacts.
  6. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2008
    I am in the same boat as the OP but I have to get mine from Apple since I have Gift Cards that I need to use up. Can I purchase and have my phone activated at the Apple store? Can it all be done online through Apple? Or at somepoint do I need to get to an AT&T store? With $200 in Apple Gift cards, no way I am ordering through AT&T...It's gotta be Apple
  7. PD081 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Oh you were able to get your numbers transferred from your Verizon phone to your iPhone? Thats good to hear I didn't think that was possible. Thats gonna save me a major headache of copying over all my contacts myself!
  8. MEDiphone macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    yes, this would be radical. I was going to start a thread asking if this was possible but very nice to hear it is!

  9. Lou142 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Switching over

    Hey all, just pre-ordered my the 3G S through the apple store (purchase yesterday). I chose to port my phone number over from Verizon during the online purchasing process - I am hoping not to have to go to a store to finalize the process. During the ordering process I chatted with an online rep from the apple store who stated that I should be able to activate my iphone with my ported phone once I received the actual phone in the mail. I asked if it was similar to activating a credit card, and she answered in the affirmative. Anyone else get the same information?

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