Verizon Question (Transfering from AT&T)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BlizzardCyclone, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. BlizzardCyclone macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but Im currently a subscriber with AT&T and want to switch over to Verizon and port my number but Im worried I will lose my AT&T service until I receive the preordered Verizon iPhone 5 on 9/21. Can anyone confirm this wil not happen? I think I read on here that I should sign up as a brand new customer and get a brand new number and then when I receive the phone and go to activate it, tell Verizon to port over my old number from AT&T. Just want to make sure this is the case. It sounds sketchy and I just dont wanna get screwed in the end with Verizon service and 2 phone lines (the new number issued to me at signup and my old ported number.) Can someone please advise? Thanks
     
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  4. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    You activate and complete the port upon receiving the phone. AT&T service will be good until you activate your iPhone.
     
  5. physicsguy13 macrumors 6502

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    The porting process doesn't begin until you activate your new iPhone. I did this when I switched to AT&T from Verizon for the iPhone 4.
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i guess the one thing to guarantee a continuation of service until you get your phone is to request a new line and new number with verizon. last year i was in the process of moving over to them. for various reasons, i had phone lines at both t-mobile and verizon for about a month. when i was ready to drop the t-mobile line, i called up verizon, and they ported me over without any problems. good luck with the new line.
     
  7. BlizzardCyclone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. So ill just preorder tonight and just set it up as new. Thanks
     

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