1. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    I am curious to how the porting your number process will work. I currently have a pre-order for the iPhone 4S with AT&T. During checkout I chose to have my number ported from T-Mobile to AT&T. I am curious to how this process will work?

    When I get the phone do I insert the sim and call an activation number and presto?

    Would really love to hear from those who did this last year with AT&T. Thanks
    10-10-2011 02:00 PM
  2. Joe McG's Avatar
    When getting a new iPhone, you don't swap sim cards. The phone comes with a sim card and you activate the new one via instructions.

    This is how it has been done when I bought my 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4.
    10-10-2011 02:10 PM
  3. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses guys. Just spoke to an AT&T rep and they said you just pop in the AT&T sim card into the iPhone and then call the activation number and that initiates the porting process. Hopefully its that easy.
    10-10-2011 02:16 PM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    You will want to call AT&T after activating your new iPhone. There are too many people who want to test the service for a few days prior to porting to have it work automatically.
    10-10-2011 03:55 PM
  5. davjaxn's Avatar
    First, attempt to activate the phone on your own- it SHOULD activate with your ported number. Now, the key word in that phrase is "should". Friday will be a pretty crazy day for AT&T not only on the network but with their customer service lines. But in the past, It was pretty seamless activating a ported number on a new iPhone.
    10-10-2011 04:02 PM
  6. Bias X's Avatar
    Had a friend port his number over after having a iPhone on t-mobile for a year. They just set him up with a new account, ported his number over, gave him a sim card and we went on our way.
    Simple as that.
    10-10-2011 04:03 PM
  7. robes1's Avatar
    It's super easy! You shouldn't be on the phone with AT&T for any longer than 15 minutes. After that it may take up to an hour for your T-Mo phone to stop ringing when people call you. But that's worse case! I've seen the entire process happen instantly! It's really nothing to worry about though.
    10-10-2011 04:09 PM
  8. cchs227's Avatar
    Easy as pie. You'll have no problems! Follow the instructions on the pamphlet they provide you or visit att.com/activations.
    10-10-2011 07:16 PM
  9. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    Really appreciate all the advice. Thanks everyone!!!
    10-10-2011 07:44 PM
  10. pilsbury's Avatar
    As everyone said, it will come with a new SIM and instructions. Very simple process to activate.
    10-10-2011 09:10 PM