Verizon to AT&T/iPhone - weird question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jjf825, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. jjf825 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010

    I am currently under contract with Verizon until August 19. If i pre-order the iPhone 4 from right now and get it in the beginning of July, can I wait until August 19th to activate it and to port my cell number to my new iPhone?

    I don't want to pay the termination fees to Verizon, but I want to get my hands on the new iPhone asap.

  2. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    If you're not going to activate it for another 2 months, why are you considering ordering it now? I'm not sure if AT&T requires you to activate the phone within a specified amount of time after purchase.
  3. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    You should call AT&T to make sure.
  4. lorenwade macrumors 68000


    Aug 27, 2008
    This is what you do. Sign up for a new phone, new plan on AT&T and let them assign you a new phone number. You'll have to pay for that phone (monthly) until your Verizon plan goes up and port the number over.

    Otherwise, you pay for the unsubsidized phone for $699.
  5. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2009
    Not trying to hijack your thread lol, but I have a question, I'm also from Verizon, and I signed my contract on december 2008, my question is if I sign up with AT&T on June 24th, will the termination be $325 or the $175, does anyone know for sure how this termination fee on Verizon works? thanks
  6. lorenwade macrumors 68000


    Aug 27, 2008
    Just call. You should have your answer in minutes.
  7. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    Verizon ETF is likely low (175-5/month) because you signed up before the ETF change. AT&T will have ETF of 325.

    You have 30 days to use the porting service to port your number over to AT&T from Verizon from the day you get you phone.
  8. ajsnow6234 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2010
    Just wait till August...or if need be September. I don't think can wait that long to activate it.
  9. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2009
    Thanks for the help, so I signed up on December 08 so I've been with them for 18 months now, 18x5=$90, $175-$90=$85 I'm guessing thats how much my termination fee gonna be right?

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