Verizon BBerry to ATT iPhone 3GS Switch Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kal525, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Kal525 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    I've been a long time Verizon customer, but after the announcement of the iPhone 3GS I couldn't sit and wait any longer for Verizon to release halfway decent phones with Wifi and unlocked GPS (not that I don't love my BBerry, it's just that the iPhone is a much smarter smart phone with fewer restrictions), so I ordered the 3GS the day it was announced.

    Here is my question. When I ordered the phone to be shipped to me on, I provided my Verizon Wireless phone number to be ported over to ATT. I have since decided that I'd like to keep my Verizon account active while I try out ATT's service in case there are any catastrophic service holes in areas where I absolutely need service. How would I activate the phone with a new number? Do I have to go into ATT or can I choose to have a new number assigned to me in iTunes? If I decide that I'm going to keep the iPhone and ATT service, what would be the necessary steps to port over my Verizon number at that point?

  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I did this when I first got an iphone in 2007. Wanted to keep my verizon number for a bit longer, so I got a new number on AT&T, and when I decided I was happy, I had them port over my verizon number. It was no trouble.

    However, since you already told them you were porting your verizon number, I HIGHLY suggest you call AT&T asap to explain the situation and stop the port from happening. Don't try to do this through itunes or whatever - call, or better yet, go to an AT&T retail store and deal with someone in person. I'm sure they can arrange this for you, but actually talk to an AT&T rep to cancel your request to port the number.
  3. Kal525 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    Thanks QCassidy. That's probably the best idea. I'll head over to an ATT store today after work to explain the situation.

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