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01-14-2008 05:27:27 AM
Technically, you can activate the iPhone on a new number and then port your Verizon phone number at a later date, but you would be responsible for the service charges with AT&T and Verizon for as long as you have both accounts active. We're about half-way through this month, so it might be in your best interest to simply wait for your Verizon contract to meet an end and then contact AT&T to port the phone number over. You do not need to cancel your Verizon service, AT&T will automatically do this during the porting process.
I got an iPhone for Christmas and my Verizon contract is not up until the end of this month. AT&T said that I could activate now and consider the number temporary. They will port my old number when I call them. Verizon wanted $175 to cancel my account. They said that even one day early would get me the $175 fee added to my last bill.
01-14-2008 09:07:49 AM
Verizon prorates its termination fee, if that is any help. Also, if you received notice of a text message increase & are not on a text message plan you may be able to end your contract that way without paying early termination fee. If you choose to do it that way, first get the ETF waived & then active your iPhone and port the number.
I liked my Vz number, but when I got the iPhone the salesman at AT&T said if I didn't like the service it was going to be a real PIA to port it back to Vz, so unfortunately I had to get a new number. However, as part of a family plan with Vz I still have my other phone & #-we just reduced our family plan minutes. Now, with this text message increase I may drop that line altogether. (so long as there is no ETF).