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swap numbers between sprint and att

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by Scenicroadways, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Scenicroadways

    Scenicroadways Junior Member
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    My Phone:
    Motorola v710
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    This may sound strange but here it is:

    My wife and I both have separate sprint sero 500 plans. Her contract is up, mines got another year. I really want the iphone without having to pay an ETF. Could i get the iphone, porting her number to it (ending her sprint account), then switch the iphones number (hers) with my old sprint account, so shed use my sprint phone?

    any help appreciated...or any ideas.

    thanks
     
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  2. TnA2xXtReM

    TnA2xXtReM Member
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    Sprint, T-Mobile (Previous: Cingular/AT&T)
    I know this is an old post, but I'm new to forum and see no reply.. so here it goes.

    It would be impossible for you to keep your same number on the iphone and not pay any ETF. Technically speaking, when you port a number from company A to company B, your contract on company A ends immediately. Say, you want to port your wife's numbers to ATT, thats perfectly fine. What is not fine is that if you want to exchange wife's numbers on ATT and for yours on Sprint. If you contacted ATT and asked them to exchange or port your number from Sprint over to ATT, your Sprint account will be terminated and you will be charge a ETF plus losing both account on Sprint.

    All in all, you can either wait for your contract to ends, suck up the ETF, or ask if Sprint willing to give you a new number or switch the numbers from wife to husband or vice versa. I know this is a little bit confusing.. but let me know if I can clear something out for you.
     
  3. natavin

    natavin New Member

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    One easy thing you could do to avoid the ETF is a Transfer of Liability on your SERO plan to another user. I am actually looking to take over a SERO plan (assuming you have unlimited text and data), so PM me if you are interested.
     

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