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Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Danny, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Danny

    Danny Guest

    Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He has
    the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines on the plan
    with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless and keep the same
    phone numbers. It is free to do so in California, I think. Anyways, I'm
    using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends in 3 months. Can we open
    another America's Choice Family plan and keep the same numbers for both
    lines and then upgrade the plan later on so we have more minutes and add 2
    more lines?

    BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    minutes.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    -Danny
     



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  2. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Danny wrote:
    > Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He
    > has the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines
    > on the plan with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless
    > and keep the same phone numbers. It is free to do so in California,
    > I think.


    You (your dad and the other line) will/can retain their phone numbers
    as long as you maintain service with VZW. What is new is that you
    can even take those numbers with you if you switch to another cell phone
    service provider.

    > Anyways, I'm using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends
    > in 3 months. Can we open another America's Choice Family plan and
    > keep the same numbers for both lines and then upgrade the plan later
    > on so we have more minutes and add 2 more lines?


    Yes. Your dad would simply add your line to his existing family plan
    and increase the shared minutes (on the primary line). I think there
    may be a limit of 4 lines in addition to the primary line for a total of
    5 but I'm not sure that you can't go more.

    Note: If you want you can retain the number you have now with T-mobile.
    (I'm assuming that your T-mobile account is billed to an address in the same
    area as your dad's.)

    -Quick

    >
    > BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    > minutes.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help.
    >
    > -Danny
     
  3. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Danny wrote:
    > Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He
    > has the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines
    > on the plan with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless
    > and keep the same phone numbers. It is free to do so in California,
    > I think.


    You (your dad and the other line) will/can retain their phone numbers
    as long as you maintain service with VZW. What is new is that you
    can even take those numbers with you if you switch to another cell phone
    service provider.

    > Anyways, I'm using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends
    > in 3 months. Can we open another America's Choice Family plan and
    > keep the same numbers for both lines and then upgrade the plan later
    > on so we have more minutes and add 2 more lines?


    Yes. Your dad would simply add your line to his existing family plan
    and increase the shared minutes (on the primary line). I think there
    may be a limit of 4 lines in addition to the primary line for a total of
    5 but I'm not sure that you can't go more.

    Note: If you want you can retain the number you have now with T-mobile.
    (I'm assuming that your T-mobile account is billed to an address in the same
    area as your dad's.)

    -Quick

    >
    > BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    > minutes.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help.
    >
    > -Danny
     
  4. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Danny" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:jZsXc.12612$aC7.11496@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He has
    > the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines on the

    plan
    > with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless and keep the

    same
    > phone numbers. It is free to do so in California, I think. Anyways, I'm
    > using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends in 3 months. Can we open
    > another America's Choice Family plan and keep the same numbers for both
    > lines and then upgrade the plan later on so we have more minutes and add 2
    > more lines?
    >
    > BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    > minutes.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help.
    >
    > -Danny
    >
    >


    When your dad's contract ends, he goes into month to month mode. He can just
    wait till you are ready and then change (get a new ac fam shr w 800 minutes,
    with the same numbers, and add two more lines).
     
  5. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Danny" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:jZsXc.12612$aC7.11496@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He has
    > the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines on the

    plan
    > with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless and keep the

    same
    > phone numbers. It is free to do so in California, I think. Anyways, I'm
    > using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends in 3 months. Can we open
    > another America's Choice Family plan and keep the same numbers for both
    > lines and then upgrade the plan later on so we have more minutes and add 2
    > more lines?
    >
    > BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    > minutes.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help.
    >
    > -Danny
    >
    >


    When your dad's contract ends, he goes into month to month mode. He can just
    wait till you are ready and then change (get a new ac fam shr w 800 minutes,
    with the same numbers, and add two more lines).
     
  6. Danny

    Danny Guest

    "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2p77r5Fhld2bU1@uni-berlin.de...
    >
    > "Danny" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:jZsXc.12612$aC7.11496@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    >> Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He has
    >> the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines on the

    > plan
    >> with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless and keep the

    > same
    >> phone numbers. It is free to do so in California, I think. Anyways, I'm
    >> using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends in 3 months. Can we open
    >> another America's Choice Family plan and keep the same numbers for both
    >> lines and then upgrade the plan later on so we have more minutes and add
    >> 2
    >> more lines?
    >>
    >> BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    >> minutes.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>
    >> -Danny
    >>
    >>

    >
    > When your dad's contract ends, he goes into month to month mode. He can
    > just
    > wait till you are ready and then change (get a new ac fam shr w 800
    > minutes,
    > with the same numbers, and add two more lines).
    >
    >


    So after his contract is over, he will be able to continue to use his
    cellphones and be able to cancel anytime he wants? Would he still be
    charged the same ammount of money?

    When he opens his new plan, how would he go about keeping his phone numbers?
    I want to keep my numbers from T-mobile also. It doesn't cost any extra
    money to do this right? Do have to wait till my T-mobile contract ends to
    change to Verizon(keeping my current number) to avoid being charged a early
    termination fee?

    BTW, he wants to get new phones. He and my mom want the free phones, but me
    and my sister will be getting some other phones. I'm not quite clear on how
    you keep my T-mobile number and switch to Verizon.
     
  7. Danny

    Danny Guest

    "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2p77r5Fhld2bU1@uni-berlin.de...
    >
    > "Danny" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:jZsXc.12612$aC7.11496@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    >> Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He has
    >> the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines on the

    > plan
    >> with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless and keep the

    > same
    >> phone numbers. It is free to do so in California, I think. Anyways, I'm
    >> using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends in 3 months. Can we open
    >> another America's Choice Family plan and keep the same numbers for both
    >> lines and then upgrade the plan later on so we have more minutes and add
    >> 2
    >> more lines?
    >>
    >> BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    >> minutes.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>
    >> -Danny
    >>
    >>

    >
    > When your dad's contract ends, he goes into month to month mode. He can
    > just
    > wait till you are ready and then change (get a new ac fam shr w 800
    > minutes,
    > with the same numbers, and add two more lines).
    >
    >


    So after his contract is over, he will be able to continue to use his
    cellphones and be able to cancel anytime he wants? Would he still be
    charged the same ammount of money?

    When he opens his new plan, how would he go about keeping his phone numbers?
    I want to keep my numbers from T-mobile also. It doesn't cost any extra
    money to do this right? Do have to wait till my T-mobile contract ends to
    change to Verizon(keeping my current number) to avoid being charged a early
    termination fee?

    BTW, he wants to get new phones. He and my mom want the free phones, but me
    and my sister will be getting some other phones. I'm not quite clear on how
    you keep my T-mobile number and switch to Verizon.
     
  8. Danny

    Danny Guest

    "Quick" <quick7135-news@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1093558495.497504@sj-nntpcache-3...
    > Danny wrote:
    >> Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He
    >> has the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines
    >> on the plan with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless
    >> and keep the same phone numbers. It is free to do so in California,
    >> I think.

    >
    > You (your dad and the other line) will/can retain their phone numbers
    > as long as you maintain service with VZW. What is new is that you
    > can even take those numbers with you if you switch to another cell phone
    > service provider.
    >


    *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?
    I've never done it before, so I don't really know how. Do you have to wait
    for the contract to end or wait till the last month of your contract? Also,
    my dad wants to have new phones when he has the new plan, but he wants to
    keep his number.

    >> Anyways, I'm using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends
    >> in 3 months. Can we open another America's Choice Family plan and
    >> keep the same numbers for both lines and then upgrade the plan later
    >> on so we have more minutes and add 2 more lines?

    >
    > Yes. Your dad would simply add your line to his existing family plan
    > and increase the shared minutes (on the primary line). I think there
    > may be a limit of 4 lines in addition to the primary line for a total of
    > 5 but I'm not sure that you can't go more.


    *****Yeah, we want 4 lines total. We only need 800 minutes on the America's
    choice plan. How about getting new phones for my mom and dad? Their phones
    are falling apart, they want new phones, but the same numbers. They want
    the freephones.
    >
    > Note: If you want you can retain the number you have now with T-mobile.
    > (I'm assuming that your T-mobile account is billed to an address in the
    > same
    > area as your dad's.)
    >

    *****How would I go about moving my number to Verizon? Do I wait for my
    contract to end or wait for the last month of the contract?
    > -Quick
    >
    >>
    >> BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    >> minutes.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>
    >> -Danny

    >
    >
     
  9. Danny

    Danny Guest

    "Quick" <quick7135-news@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1093558495.497504@sj-nntpcache-3...
    > Danny wrote:
    >> Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He
    >> has the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines
    >> on the plan with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless
    >> and keep the same phone numbers. It is free to do so in California,
    >> I think.

    >
    > You (your dad and the other line) will/can retain their phone numbers
    > as long as you maintain service with VZW. What is new is that you
    > can even take those numbers with you if you switch to another cell phone
    > service provider.
    >


    *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?
    I've never done it before, so I don't really know how. Do you have to wait
    for the contract to end or wait till the last month of your contract? Also,
    my dad wants to have new phones when he has the new plan, but he wants to
    keep his number.

    >> Anyways, I'm using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends
    >> in 3 months. Can we open another America's Choice Family plan and
    >> keep the same numbers for both lines and then upgrade the plan later
    >> on so we have more minutes and add 2 more lines?

    >
    > Yes. Your dad would simply add your line to his existing family plan
    > and increase the shared minutes (on the primary line). I think there
    > may be a limit of 4 lines in addition to the primary line for a total of
    > 5 but I'm not sure that you can't go more.


    *****Yeah, we want 4 lines total. We only need 800 minutes on the America's
    choice plan. How about getting new phones for my mom and dad? Their phones
    are falling apart, they want new phones, but the same numbers. They want
    the freephones.
    >
    > Note: If you want you can retain the number you have now with T-mobile.
    > (I'm assuming that your T-mobile account is billed to an address in the
    > same
    > area as your dad's.)
    >

    *****How would I go about moving my number to Verizon? Do I wait for my
    contract to end or wait for the last month of the contract?
    > -Quick
    >
    >>
    >> BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    >> minutes.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for your help.
    >>
    >> -Danny

    >
    >
     
  10. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    Danny wrote:
    > *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?
    > I've never done it before, so I don't really know how. Do you have to wait
    > for the contract to end or wait till the last month of your contract? Also,
    > my dad wants to have new phones when he has the new plan, but he wants to
    > keep his number.


    You'd go to a T-Mobile corporate store or dealer and tell them that you want to
    port the number. You don't have to wait for the end of the contract, but if you
    don't you will get hit with an Early Termination Fee because porting your
    number from carrier A to carrier B automatically terminates your service in
    carrier A's system. At least that's the way I understand they all do it, and I
    can confirm that Verizon does it, because I just ported out from Verizon last
    Friday.

    Generally, you port to a new line of service, but you should also be able to
    port to an existing line - I got my Sprint phone in June but my contract didn't
    end until last Tuesday so I used a temporary Sprint number until my contract
    ended, and then ported over. *Technically*, your line already is activated with
    the new carrier by the time the porting process is initiated - it has to be,
    otherwise the port won't work! - so any intelligent carrier should allow you to
    port to an existing line if you want to. Sprint officially does, and I can't
    imagine that Verizon, T-Mobile or any other carrier would have a problem doing
    the same.

    But generally what happens is that you will initiate service and port your
    number over to the new phone.


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  11. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    Danny wrote:
    > *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?
    > I've never done it before, so I don't really know how. Do you have to wait
    > for the contract to end or wait till the last month of your contract? Also,
    > my dad wants to have new phones when he has the new plan, but he wants to
    > keep his number.


    You'd go to a T-Mobile corporate store or dealer and tell them that you want to
    port the number. You don't have to wait for the end of the contract, but if you
    don't you will get hit with an Early Termination Fee because porting your
    number from carrier A to carrier B automatically terminates your service in
    carrier A's system. At least that's the way I understand they all do it, and I
    can confirm that Verizon does it, because I just ported out from Verizon last
    Friday.

    Generally, you port to a new line of service, but you should also be able to
    port to an existing line - I got my Sprint phone in June but my contract didn't
    end until last Tuesday so I used a temporary Sprint number until my contract
    ended, and then ported over. *Technically*, your line already is activated with
    the new carrier by the time the porting process is initiated - it has to be,
    otherwise the port won't work! - so any intelligent carrier should allow you to
    port to an existing line if you want to. Sprint officially does, and I can't
    imagine that Verizon, T-Mobile or any other carrier would have a problem doing
    the same.

    But generally what happens is that you will initiate service and port your
    number over to the new phone.


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  12. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Danny" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2wxXc.12081$by6.4725@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
    >
    > "Quick" <quick7135-news@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:1093558495.497504@sj-nntpcache-3...
    > > Danny wrote:
    > >> Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He
    > >> has the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines
    > >> on the plan with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless
    > >> and keep the same phone numbers. It is free to do so in California,
    > >> I think.

    > >
    > > You (your dad and the other line) will/can retain their phone numbers
    > > as long as you maintain service with VZW. What is new is that you
    > > can even take those numbers with you if you switch to another cell phone
    > > service provider.
    > >

    >
    > *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?
    > I've never done it before, so I don't really know how. Do you have to

    wait
    > for the contract to end or wait till the last month of your contract?

    Also,
    > my dad wants to have new phones when he has the new plan, but he wants to
    > keep his number.
    >
    > >> Anyways, I'm using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends
    > >> in 3 months. Can we open another America's Choice Family plan and
    > >> keep the same numbers for both lines and then upgrade the plan later
    > >> on so we have more minutes and add 2 more lines?

    > >
    > > Yes. Your dad would simply add your line to his existing family plan
    > > and increase the shared minutes (on the primary line). I think there
    > > may be a limit of 4 lines in addition to the primary line for a total of
    > > 5 but I'm not sure that you can't go more.

    >
    > *****Yeah, we want 4 lines total. We only need 800 minutes on the

    America's
    > choice plan. How about getting new phones for my mom and dad? Their

    phones
    > are falling apart, they want new phones, but the same numbers. They want
    > the freephones.
    > >
    > > Note: If you want you can retain the number you have now with T-mobile.
    > > (I'm assuming that your T-mobile account is billed to an address in the
    > > same
    > > area as your dad's.)
    > >

    > *****How would I go about moving my number to Verizon? Do I wait for my
    > contract to end or wait for the last month of the contract?
    > > -Quick
    > >
    > >>
    > >> BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    > >> minutes.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks in advance for your help.
    > >>
    > >> -Danny

    > >
    > >

    >
    >


    I would say, have your dad renew his contract (same numbers, and get new
    phones, buy one get one free promo phones on shared plans is perfect for
    that), then when your contract is up at t-mobile and you are past the
    ETF/end of contract time at T-mobile, and are on Month 2 month, at the same
    time but before you port your number over, have you dad add two more family
    share lines (he can also do the buy one get one free so you have (2 before
    and 2 now) 4 new phones, change the shared minutes to 800, and then port
    your t-mobile # to one of the new lines at verizon. He will have to do a
    contract extension to get two more free phones when he adds two more lines,
    but he would have to do that for the in-network promo anyway. With any luck,
    they are currently doing a freebie where all shared lines can call each
    other, *AND* all lines can call other verizon customers as in-network too
    (used to be an extra $10 per line) You/he may be able to glom on to that.
    Ummm you do still talk to your dad don't you? :)

    If you do it carefully and in the right order, everyone can get what they
    want (including new phones), and no ETF's
     
  13. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Danny" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2wxXc.12081$by6.4725@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
    >
    > "Quick" <quick7135-news@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:1093558495.497504@sj-nntpcache-3...
    > > Danny wrote:
    > >> Right now my dad's Verizon Wireless 2yr contract is about to end. He
    > >> has the America's Choice Family Share plan. There are only 2 lines
    > >> on the plan with 400 minutes. He wants to stay with Verizon Wireless
    > >> and keep the same phone numbers. It is free to do so in California,
    > >> I think.

    > >
    > > You (your dad and the other line) will/can retain their phone numbers
    > > as long as you maintain service with VZW. What is new is that you
    > > can even take those numbers with you if you switch to another cell phone
    > > service provider.
    > >

    >
    > *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?
    > I've never done it before, so I don't really know how. Do you have to

    wait
    > for the contract to end or wait till the last month of your contract?

    Also,
    > my dad wants to have new phones when he has the new plan, but he wants to
    > keep his number.
    >
    > >> Anyways, I'm using T-Mobile right now and my contract ends
    > >> in 3 months. Can we open another America's Choice Family plan and
    > >> keep the same numbers for both lines and then upgrade the plan later
    > >> on so we have more minutes and add 2 more lines?

    > >
    > > Yes. Your dad would simply add your line to his existing family plan
    > > and increase the shared minutes (on the primary line). I think there
    > > may be a limit of 4 lines in addition to the primary line for a total of
    > > 5 but I'm not sure that you can't go more.

    >
    > *****Yeah, we want 4 lines total. We only need 800 minutes on the

    America's
    > choice plan. How about getting new phones for my mom and dad? Their

    phones
    > are falling apart, they want new phones, but the same numbers. They want
    > the freephones.
    > >
    > > Note: If you want you can retain the number you have now with T-mobile.
    > > (I'm assuming that your T-mobile account is billed to an address in the
    > > same
    > > area as your dad's.)
    > >

    > *****How would I go about moving my number to Verizon? Do I wait for my
    > contract to end or wait for the last month of the contract?
    > > -Quick
    > >
    > >>
    > >> BTW, my dad needs the America's choice plans. We only need about 800
    > >> minutes.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks in advance for your help.
    > >>
    > >> -Danny

    > >
    > >

    >
    >


    I would say, have your dad renew his contract (same numbers, and get new
    phones, buy one get one free promo phones on shared plans is perfect for
    that), then when your contract is up at t-mobile and you are past the
    ETF/end of contract time at T-mobile, and are on Month 2 month, at the same
    time but before you port your number over, have you dad add two more family
    share lines (he can also do the buy one get one free so you have (2 before
    and 2 now) 4 new phones, change the shared minutes to 800, and then port
    your t-mobile # to one of the new lines at verizon. He will have to do a
    contract extension to get two more free phones when he adds two more lines,
    but he would have to do that for the in-network promo anyway. With any luck,
    they are currently doing a freebie where all shared lines can call each
    other, *AND* all lines can call other verizon customers as in-network too
    (used to be an extra $10 per line) You/he may be able to glom on to that.
    Ummm you do still talk to your dad don't you? :)

    If you do it carefully and in the right order, everyone can get what they
    want (including new phones), and no ETF's
     
  14. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <cgmer4$na9$1@ratbert.glorb.com>,
    Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >Danny wrote:
    >> *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?

    >You'd go to a T-Mobile corporate store or dealer and tell them that you want to
    >port the number.


    I thought that you would go to the VZW store to initiate the port process
    from T-Mobile. You have to be careful to NOT cancel service on the old
    provider (T-Mobile, in this case) before you go to VZW to do the port;
    that will happen automatically by the port process, which is driven by
    the new provider (VZW, in this case).
     
  15. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <cgmer4$na9$1@ratbert.glorb.com>,
    Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >Danny wrote:
    >> *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?

    >You'd go to a T-Mobile corporate store or dealer and tell them that you want to
    >port the number.


    I thought that you would go to the VZW store to initiate the port process
    from T-Mobile. You have to be careful to NOT cancel service on the old
    provider (T-Mobile, in this case) before you go to VZW to do the port;
    that will happen automatically by the port process, which is driven by
    the new provider (VZW, in this case).
     
  16. Danny

    Danny Guest

    "Steve Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:cgmer4$na9$1@ratbert.glorb.com...
    > Danny wrote:
    >> *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?
    >> I've never done it before, so I don't really know how. Do you have to
    >> wait for the contract to end or wait till the last month of your
    >> contract? Also, my dad wants to have new phones when he has the new
    >> plan, but he wants to keep his number.

    >
    > You'd go to a T-Mobile corporate store or dealer and tell them that you
    > want to port the number. You don't have to wait for the end of the
    > contract, but if you don't you will get hit with an Early Termination Fee
    > because porting your number from carrier A to carrier B automatically
    > terminates your service in carrier A's system. At least that's the way I
    > understand they all do it, and I can confirm that Verizon does it, because
    > I just ported out from Verizon last Friday.
    >

    Well, the store we do all our cell-phone stuff at carries every carrier. We
    don't want to pay no early termination fees. Thans for the help.

    > Generally, you port to a new line of service, but you should also be able
    > to port to an existing line - I got my Sprint phone in June but my
    > contract didn't end until last Tuesday so I used a temporary Sprint number
    > until my contract ended, and then ported over. *Technically*, your line
    > already is activated with the new carrier by the time the porting process
    > is initiated - it has to be, otherwise the port won't work! - so any
    > intelligent carrier should allow you to port to an existing line if you
    > want to. Sprint officially does, and I can't imagine that Verizon,
    > T-Mobile or any other carrier would have a problem doing the same.
    >
    > But generally what happens is that you will initiate service and port your
    > number over to the new phone.
    >
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) /
    > sjsobol@JustThe.net
    > PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    > Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  17. Danny

    Danny Guest

    "Steve Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:cgmer4$na9$1@ratbert.glorb.com...
    > Danny wrote:
    >> *****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?
    >> I've never done it before, so I don't really know how. Do you have to
    >> wait for the contract to end or wait till the last month of your
    >> contract? Also, my dad wants to have new phones when he has the new
    >> plan, but he wants to keep his number.

    >
    > You'd go to a T-Mobile corporate store or dealer and tell them that you
    > want to port the number. You don't have to wait for the end of the
    > contract, but if you don't you will get hit with an Early Termination Fee
    > because porting your number from carrier A to carrier B automatically
    > terminates your service in carrier A's system. At least that's the way I
    > understand they all do it, and I can confirm that Verizon does it, because
    > I just ported out from Verizon last Friday.
    >

    Well, the store we do all our cell-phone stuff at carries every carrier. We
    don't want to pay no early termination fees. Thans for the help.

    > Generally, you port to a new line of service, but you should also be able
    > to port to an existing line - I got my Sprint phone in June but my
    > contract didn't end until last Tuesday so I used a temporary Sprint number
    > until my contract ended, and then ported over. *Technically*, your line
    > already is activated with the new carrier by the time the porting process
    > is initiated - it has to be, otherwise the port won't work! - so any
    > intelligent carrier should allow you to port to an existing line if you
    > want to. Sprint officially does, and I can't imagine that Verizon,
    > T-Mobile or any other carrier would have a problem doing the same.
    >
    > But generally what happens is that you will initiate service and port your
    > number over to the new phone.
    >
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) /
    > sjsobol@JustThe.net
    > PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    > Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  18. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    CharlesH wrote:
    > In article <cgmer4$na9$1@ratbert.glorb.com>,
    > Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Danny wrote:
    >>
    >>>*****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?

    >>
    >>You'd go to a T-Mobile corporate store or dealer and tell them that you want to
    >>port the number.

    >
    >
    > I thought that you would go to the VZW store to initiate the port process
    > from T-Mobile.


    Whhops, if you're porting from T-Mobile to Verizon you have Verizon send the
    request in. Sorry.

    I'm going to try to get a blog entry up with some useful information about
    porting, this weekend.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  19. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    CharlesH wrote:
    > In article <cgmer4$na9$1@ratbert.glorb.com>,
    > Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Danny wrote:
    >>
    >>>*****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?

    >>
    >>You'd go to a T-Mobile corporate store or dealer and tell them that you want to
    >>port the number.

    >
    >
    > I thought that you would go to the VZW store to initiate the port process
    > from T-Mobile.


    Whhops, if you're porting from T-Mobile to Verizon you have Verizon send the
    request in. Sorry.

    I'm going to try to get a blog entry up with some useful information about
    porting, this weekend.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  20. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    CharlesH wrote:
    > In article <cgmer4$na9$1@ratbert.glorb.com>,
    > Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Danny wrote:
    >>
    >>>*****How would I go about moving my T-mobile numbers to Verizon wireless?

    >>
    >>You'd go to a T-Mobile corporate store or dealer and tell them that you want to
    >>port the number.

    >
    >
    > I thought that you would go to the VZW store to initiate the port process
    > from T-Mobile.


    Whhops, if you're porting from T-Mobile to Verizon you have Verizon send the
    request in. Sorry.

    I'm going to try to get a blog entry up with some useful information about
    porting, this weekend.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     

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