Carrier Transferring AT&T unlimited data plan?

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  1. savoirfaire macrumors 6502

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    What do you have to do to transfer ownership on an unlimited data account?
     
  2. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Basically call att and tell them you want to transfer the account into another name. You give att the buyers phone number, att calls them to confirm they are taking over the account. Att does run a credit check.
     
  3. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Do you loose your phone number tied to the original account? I am thinking of selling mine, but did not know how to go about it. I can't give up my number I have had for 20+ years
     
  4. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    No way to do it without losing the number...
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Just how much do you think the Unlimited account is worth?
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Google "AT&T assumption of liability." That'll get you what you need to know.

    Yes, you lose your number.

    They can still go for $500-$800.
     
  7. mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    I just looked on eBay and saw prices well above 1K and as high as over $3800
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    That is crazy. Still not worth giving up a number I have had for over 10 years. I am surprised that AT&T would do this.
     
  9. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    It's called a ToL not aol :) but close enough
     
  10. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    do what?

    change your number on facebook, linkedin, text it to your contacts and family, etc. i've changed phone numbers in the landline days a few times. no big deal

    what you can try to do is open a new line under your account and change that phone number to the new line. use an older phone for netflix or youtube or whatever for that month. port the line with the number to another carrier leaving your UDP with another number on AT&T. sell that account.

    might work, might not
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Ah, VZW is "assumption of liability" while ATT is "transfer of liability."
     
  12. mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    I agree, in the grand scheme and long run it may not be as profitable.
     
  13. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Why couldn't you do the google voice port out trick like you can with Verizon and keep your number that way?
     

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