Two Verizon iPhones. Trade numbers? (can't trade SIMs)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Scott-n-Houston, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2008
    Houston (duh)
    We have two iPhones. Both Verizon.
    Can I switch numbers between phones?

    If I restore phone A's backup to phone B. And vice versa, will that work?

    I'm assuming "no."

    Is there a way to switch numbers between the phones or do we need to go to Verizon?
  2. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
    You'll need to go to Verizon I think its linked to the IMEI so it cant be changed. Its hard coded into the phone.
  3. flipster macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2010
    Yes... I'm almost sure you can do this. I've never done it on an iPhone before, but when my old phones broke, I'd pull out another one and activate it online. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to do this! There must be a way.
  4. Earlvolfan macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2011
    Of course you can...

    Either call Verizon Customer Service, do it with your online account, or OTA by dialing *228. It's a simple matter of swapping the ESN's for each phone.

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