Switching from Sprint to AT&T
I'm switching from sprint to AT&T (I understand the irony, but I have my reasons) as soon as the 5 comes out, but I am not quite sure how the process will work. My Sprint contract will be up Sep 30th, but I plan to preorder Sep 29/30th or whenever the date ends up being (of course, if preorders are not until October I'm in the clear). I know my problem boils down to only a day or two, but I want to make sure I don't get hit with a $50 ETF charge.
Basically, will sprint find out about canceling with them when I give my number to ATT in the preorder process, or does Sprint not find out until I activate the iPhone in October (assuming the latest rumors prove true)? I assume it is the latter, but just want to make sure.
Thanks in advance for the help!
- 09-05-2011, 02:05 PM #2
- 09-05-2011, 02:35 PM #3
- 09-05-2011, 05:46 PM #4
- 09-05-2011, 06:11 PM #5
Thanks everyone for the help. Sounds like I should be fine on the ETF issue.
Separate question. I have researched this a good bit and have found a lot of worrying about this being the case, but I have seen conflicting stories on the outcomes. Can a new subscriber preorder 2 new iphones for a family plan? The ATT FAQs from last year make it seem like you can't do it online but can if you go into a store. I would prefer the online preorder method since I wouldn't be able to make it to a store until after work. Thanks again!
- 09-05-2011, 08:25 PM #7
- 09-05-2011, 09:23 PM #9
- 09-05-2011, 10:42 PM #11
make sure you don't disconnect you're sprint line until you have an at&T one or you'll lose the number you want to port. At least that's what i had to do when i switched to sprint. I had to keep it then they just ported it with a phone call. took about 5 minutes after i hung up with customer service.
- 09-06-2011, 04:11 AM #12
- 09-07-2011, 12:17 AM #13
i was told by Sprint that basically that as soon as you shut down the line the old number basically goes, i guess, into some pool of numbers. Basically it goes away and they can't get that number back. But as long as you still have a phone with that old number they can grab it and port it to your new carrier. Hence the instruction not to disconnect your old phone first.