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    Default Switching from Verizon to tmobile

    I currently have Verizon and as soon as my nexus 5 gets here I will look to switch to tmobile. My end of contract date is 11/29 and I want to make the switch to the 30 dollar plan with as little over hang as possible, meaning I don't want to pay another month on Verizon.

    I have a sim card I got when they were giving them away for free last week, and I was wondering the best way to make the switch, as I haven't before.

    Should I just go to a tmobile store to port my number after starting service with them, or do I wait?

    Do I wait to cancel service with Verizon until after I have the ported number?

    I'm a rookie at this so any input is appreciated :-)


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    Go to T-Mobile on the 29th to port your number. Should take them 10 minutes to do, usually takes less than an hour for your number to switch. The Verizon account will cancel automatically at that point (unless you multiple lines/family plan.)

    Note that it might take a couple days for the change to filter through the various other telcos in terms of SMS/MMS. Don't panic if you miss a few texts for a couple days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gone down south View Post
    Go to T-Mobile on the 29th to port your number. Should take them 10 minutes to do, usually takes less than an hour for your number to switch. The Verizon account will cancel automatically at that point (unless you multiple lines/family plan.)

    Note that it might take a couple days for the change to filter through the various other telcos in terms of SMS/MMS. Don't panic if you miss a few texts for a couple days.

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    Default Re: Switching from Verizon to tmobile

    Quote Originally Posted by gone down south View Post
    Go to T-Mobile on the 29th to port your number. Should take them 10 minutes to do, usually takes less than an hour for your number to switch. The Verizon account will cancel automatically at that point (unless you multiple lines/family plan.)

    Note that it might take a couple days for the change to filter through the various other telcos in terms of SMS/MMS. Don't panic if you miss a few texts for a couple days.

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    Thanks a lot, one more thing.
    Is it true I have to go to Walmart to get the 30 dollar plan or is there a way I can just do it online or in a tmo store?

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    Default Re: Switching from Verizon to tmobile

    I'll add to the above comments, since I am in the same boat as you...

    As far as porting your number you have to do it exactly on the 29th. Any earlier and you'll be hit with an ETF from Verizion. I called and checked, if I did it a day earlier I'd have to pay a $120 fee.

    As far as the $30 plan, note that is only for 100 minutes...which could go by pretty fast. But you can sign up for it online with the sim TMobile sent you. It should be an option once you activate any new sim.
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    Default Re: Switching from Verizon to tmobile

    But that free sim card isn't it for prepaid only? If so I didn't think u could port a number to prepaid.

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    I would set up your phone with another number and then port your number over but I'm in the minority it seems.
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    There is a way to set that plan up in the store. It's a tricky way so the rep just has to know what they're doing. ;P

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