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Trial Sessions with other Phone Carriers, Porting question

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by Flagheimer, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Flagheimer

    Flagheimer New Member

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    Right now I have Verizon Wireless. Before I had Sprint PCS (way before they teamed with Nextel), I've had the same phone number since I was in high school and I'd like to keep it. I was able to port my Sprint number to Verizon, way back.

    My plan with Verizon won't expire until November 2008, but I'm just doing some research right now. I want to test out T-Mobile and AT&T in Colorado -- I hear every carrier has certain trial sessions to test out their service -- so this is what I want to do, see which is the best for me.

    My question is, my phone number is eligible to port to both networks (T-Mobile and AT&T). Say for example, I want to test out T-Mobile first, and port my current number to T-Mobile but then decide it's not for me within the trial period. Will I be able to port my number to AT&T and test out their service?

    I hear T-Mobile is actually better than AT&T in Colorado, so I may switch back after AT&T's trial period. Will there be any problems porting my number back and forth? I *REALLY* don't want to lose this number.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Twin girls!
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    In your scenario, I don't think you would be able to port from T-Mobile to AT&T and keep your number for free. After your Verizon contract is up, you can port to T-Mobile without a fee. But within your trial period with T-Mobile, if you want to go to AT&T, I'm thinking your only option is to port back to Verizon without a charge. Moving from T-Mobile to AT&T, would be considered a termination of T-Mobile while under contract, in my view. But I don't work for any of the companies so I can't be sure.
     
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    charlyee Ultimate Insanity
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    One way to do it would be to set up new numbers with at&t & T-Mobile for trying them out. Once you decide which is the better provider for you then port your number in from Verizon to that one. You will have two numbers during the trial period but that is a small price to pay to finally end up with your original number.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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    TelcomJunkie Bad Handoff Investigator
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    Charlyee has the best way. Just a get a new number, call forward your calls to it while you test it out and once you are ready you can port your number into your existing account with either ATT or TMobile.
     
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