Carrier T-Mobile: Activate line for area code you don't live in yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KieranDotW, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    I'm moving to Oakland later this month for school, but I'll be flying into Los Angeles for a couple weeks first so my family can get me settled before I leave. With that being said I want to get my phone service arranged and out of the way as soon as possible. As the title says, I walk into a T-Mobile store in LA, will I be able to activate a line with an Oakland area code?
  2. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Have you thought about getting your phone with your "home" area code and just taking it with you?

    OOPS - just noticed you are from Canada. Different issue all together.

    I will share that having a "local" area code is becoming less and less the norm, so having one from LA would not be bad. I would think they would give you one for anywhere in the country you want. They just pull the number out of their database.
  3. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Yes the T-Mobile stores have the ability to give you a phone number from any area code in the same state.

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