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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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