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Old 05-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Norbert 26
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my mother ( elderly) is on ATT on my sisters family plan. she wants to
get off ATT and go on verizon with me. I would need to add a line to my
account . Now the problem. the ATT account is in my sisters name. the
verizon account is in my name. Is is possible for her to port her number
without being the account holder on either carrier or will she have to
get a new number from verizon wireless when i add the line ?


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Old 05-11-2010, 01:56 PM
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starship_2001@msn.com (Norbert 26) writes:

> my mother ( elderly) is on ATT on my sisters family plan. she wants to
> get off ATT and go on verizon with me. I would need to add a line to my
> account . Now the problem. the ATT account is in my sisters name. the
> verizon account is in my name. Is is possible for her to port her number
> without being the account holder on either carrier or will she have to
> get a new number from verizon wireless when i add the line ?


I did a similar bit of porting (spinning off a relative while
transitioning to Verizon) a few months back.

No new number should be needed.

I believe all she needs is the account number of the sisters at&t
account and you to authorize porting that line into your plan and you
should be all set. Verizon should be able to do it in store or over
the phone. The account number for the AT&T account is used as the
authentication. Weak, but that's what they do.

Give a call to the Verizon store to double check, but I'd be surprised
if anything has changed in the past few months.












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Old 05-11-2010, 04:25 PM
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"Evan Platt" <evan@theobvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
news:eutiu5dsh5onc9ctfme5hmb09h9d0l01j5@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 11 May 2010 03:28:38 -0700, starship_2001@msn.com (Norbert 26)
> wrote:
>
>>my mother ( elderly) is on ATT on my sisters family plan. she wants to
>>get off ATT and go on verizon with me. I would need to add a line to my
>>account . Now the problem. the ATT account is in my sisters name. the
>>verizon account is in my name. Is is possible for her to port her number
>>without being the account holder on either carrier or will she have to
>>get a new number from verizon wireless when i add the line ?

>
> Newsgroups being what they are, there's 12 possible answers to your
> question.
>
> If I say "No, it won't work", are you going to accept it and give up?
> Or call Verizon and verify?
>
> If I say "Yes, it will work" you need to call Verizon anyway.
>
> So, while I personally don't believe it will work, give Verizon a call
> and verify from the horses mouth so to speak.


Given the training and abilities of the average customer service rep, I'm
not sure there won't be 12 different possible answers from them either!
Best to call multiple times and hope for a majority opinion!

Kidding aside, the best service generally comes from someone whose
livelyhood depends on your business- a trip to a Verizon store to actually
buy the phone on the condition that you'll return it, squashing the sales
rep's commission in the process, if the port doesn't go through in the
14-day trial/return period is probably the best way for the OP to insure it
happens smoothly.



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Old 05-11-2010, 04:32 PM
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Shouldn't be a problem; we are on Verizon and our daughter wanted an Iphone.

She place an order for an ATT Iphone informing them she wanted to carry her
existing Verizon number. ATT ported her existing Verizon number to the new
Iphone.

The bad news: I had the choice of retaining daughter's phone with a new
number or early cancel the number - paid the early termination fee.


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"Norbert 26" <starship_2001@msn.com> wrote in message
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> my mother ( elderly) is on ATT on my sisters family plan. she wants to
> get off ATT and go on verizon with me. I would need to add a line to my
> account . Now the problem. the ATT account is in my sisters name. the
> verizon account is in my name. Is is possible for her to port her number
> without being the account holder on either carrier or will she have to
> get a new number from verizon wireless when i add the line ?
>




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