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  1. #1
    Dick
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    When I ordered a new V551 phone and new service for Cingular, I said I
    wanted to use my old number. I was issued a temporary number, then I
    called to switch my Verizon number to my new phone. Didn't think
    anything about it until the bill came today. They charged me $39.75
    just to change the number! Guess I should have asked first. I
    thought they would be glad to cancel a Verizon account. Looks like
    they weren't that glad. :-)

    Dick



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  2. #2

    Re: Ouch! - Careful When You Transfer Your Number

    I just switched from Verizon to Cingular and kept my old number (no
    need for a temp number) and was just charged an activation fee ($36)
    which I expected when switching carriers. Were you charged an
    activation fee as well?

    Dick wrote:
    > When I ordered a new V551 phone and new service for Cingular, I said

    I
    > wanted to use my old number. I was issued a temporary number, then I
    > called to switch my Verizon number to my new phone. Didn't think
    > anything about it until the bill came today. They charged me $39.75
    > just to change the number! Guess I should have asked first. I
    > thought they would be glad to cancel a Verizon account. Looks like
    > they weren't that glad. :-)
    >
    > Dick





  3. #3
    Larry Moss
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    Re: Ouch! - Careful When You Transfer Your Number

    On 2005-02-09, Dick <> wrote:
    > When I ordered a new V551 phone and new service for Cingular, I said I
    > wanted to use my old number. I was issued a temporary number, then I
    > called to switch my Verizon number to my new phone. Didn't think
    > anything about it until the bill came today. They charged me $39.75
    > just to change the number! Guess I should have asked first. I
    > thought they would be glad to cancel a Verizon account. Looks like
    > they weren't that glad. :-)


    I did exactly the same thing a few months ago, except I waited a few days
    to port my number to make sure I was happy with Cingular. If I didn't like
    the service I figured I could return the phone and stick with Verizon. An
    extra charge appeared on my bill when i did the port. I just called and
    asked about it and had the extra charge dropped within a few minutes.

    Interestingly, I then received a bill from Verizon with an early
    termination fee, which I also had to call and have removed. My contract
    had ended 6 months before that, but they slapped the ETF on.

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  4. #4
    Dick
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    Re: Ouch! - Careful When You Transfer Your Number

    Yes. On the first bill I was charged for activation. On the second
    month's bill I got hit for the number change. Both bill were about
    $90 and my plan is only $39.99 per month.plus $7.75 fees.

    On 9 Feb 2005 17:26:51 -0800, "[email protected]" <[email protected]rcn.com>
    wrote:

    >I just switched from Verizon to Cingular and kept my old number (no
    >need for a temp number) and was just charged an activation fee ($36)
    >which I expected when switching carriers. Were you charged an
    >activation fee as well?
    >
    >Dick wrote:
    >> When I ordered a new V551 phone and new service for Cingular, I said

    >I
    >> wanted to use my old number. I was issued a temporary number, then I
    >> called to switch my Verizon number to my new phone. Didn't think
    >> anything about it until the bill came today. They charged me $39.75
    >> just to change the number! Guess I should have asked first. I
    >> thought they would be glad to cancel a Verizon account. Looks like
    >> they weren't that glad. :-)
    >>
    >> Dick





  5. #5
    Dick
    Guest

    Re: Ouch! - Careful When You Transfer Your Number

    On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 02:33:54 GMT, Larry Moss <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 2005-02-09, Dick <> wrote:
    >> When I ordered a new V551 phone and new service for Cingular, I said I
    >> wanted to use my old number. I was issued a temporary number, then I
    >> called to switch my Verizon number to my new phone. Didn't think
    >> anything about it until the bill came today. They charged me $39.75
    >> just to change the number! Guess I should have asked first. I
    >> thought they would be glad to cancel a Verizon account. Looks like
    >> they weren't that glad. :-)

    >
    >I did exactly the same thing a few months ago, except I waited a few days
    >to port my number to make sure I was happy with Cingular. If I didn't like
    >the service I figured I could return the phone and stick with Verizon. An
    >extra charge appeared on my bill when i did the port. I just called and
    >asked about it and had the extra charge dropped within a few minutes.
    >
    >Interestingly, I then received a bill from Verizon with an early
    >termination fee, which I also had to call and have removed. My contract
    >had ended 6 months before that, but they slapped the ETF on.


    Thanks for the input. I will call Cingular tomorrow.



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