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  1. #1
    Spockie
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    cingular is stupid they charge you money to port your number. To port a
    number they call it change phone number fee at 36 dollars



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    Re: Cingular charges to port numbers

    On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 22:44:46 GMT, Spockie <[email protected]> wrote:

    >cingular is stupid they charge you money to port your number. To port a
    >number they call it change phone number fee at 36 dollars


    Not for me. Just bought a Cingular GoPhone and ported a number to it
    from a Verizon phone - didn't cost me a dime.



  3. #3
    Tropical Haven
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    Re: Cingular charges to port numbers



    Spockie wrote:
    > cingular is stupid they charge you money to port your number. To port a
    > number they call it change phone number fee at 36 dollars


    If I'm not mistaken, if you order service *before* your port (such as if
    you have your phone shipped to you), when they change it, the system
    will automatically generate the fee. If you ask nicely, I don't see why
    they wouldn't just add a credit to the account.

    TH




  4. #4
    Spockie
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    Re: Cingular charges to port numbers

    Did you have that number upon activation though?

    I mean did you get one number and then replace that number?

    [email protected] wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 22:44:46 GMT, Spockie <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>cingular is stupid they charge you money to port your number. To port a
    >>number they call it change phone number fee at 36 dollars

    >
    > Not for me. Just bought a Cingular GoPhone and ported a number to it
    > from a Verizon phone - didn't cost me a dime.
    >





  5. #5
    Dick
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    Re: Cingular charges to port numbers

    On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 23:01:38 GMT, Tropical Haven <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >
    >Spockie wrote:
    >> cingular is stupid they charge you money to port your number. To port a
    >> number they call it change phone number fee at 36 dollars

    >
    >If I'm not mistaken, if you order service *before* your port (such as if
    >you have your phone shipped to you), when they change it, the system
    >will automatically generate the fee. If you ask nicely, I don't see why
    >they wouldn't just add a credit to the account.
    >
    >TH


    That's what I did. I explained to the CSR that I was not informed
    that it would cost $36 to port my existing Verizon number over to my
    new Cellular phone. I had purchased the phone from Amazon, but I
    checked the box that I intended to port my existing number. The CSR
    said that being I wasn't informed of the charge, he would reverse it.
    I think it depends upon how you approach it.



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    Re: Cingular charges to port numbers

    On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 23:10:28 GMT, Spockie <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Did you have that number upon activation though?
    >
    >I mean did you get one number and then replace that number?


    Actually, yes. The web system is completely fouled up (avoid it at
    all costs for ordering purposes), so even though I went through the
    portage request on-line, it vanished and when the phone came in they
    assigned it a different number from their pool. To straighten it out
    eventually required a trip to a local Cingular store to pick up a new
    SIM card, and two days to get the correct number ported.

    They _never_ suggested any charge, though, and the only complaint I
    have is the time I spent in "voice-mail hell" bouncing around from
    department to department until I got someone in the porting department
    who actually _listened_ to me. I suppose if I had the phone for a few
    months and then decided to port a number, they might be justified at
    charging me for changing my number...but given that the paperwork that
    came with the phone was pretty clear on what number the phone was
    supposed to have, they didn't suggest anything about a "fee" to port
    in my Verizon number.



  7. #7
    Jeremy
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    Re: Cingular charges to port numbers


    "Dick" <LeadWinger> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 23:01:38 GMT, Tropical Haven <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > >Spockie wrote:
    > >> cingular is stupid they charge you money to port your number. To port a
    > >> number they call it change phone number fee at 36 dollars

    > >
    > >If I'm not mistaken, if you order service *before* your port (such as if
    > >you have your phone shipped to you), when they change it, the system
    > >will automatically generate the fee. If you ask nicely, I don't see why
    > >they wouldn't just add a credit to the account.
    > >
    > >TH

    >
    > That's what I did. I explained to the CSR that I was not informed
    > that it would cost $36 to port my existing Verizon number over to my
    > new Cellular phone. I had purchased the phone from Amazon, but I
    > checked the box that I intended to port my existing number. The CSR
    > said that being I wasn't informed of the charge, he would reverse it.
    > I think it depends upon how you approach it.


    Note that the CUSTOMER (i.e., "YOU") must grovel at the big, bad, Cingular's
    feet. I'm going to bail, as soon as my ATTWS contractual period ends in 5
    months. Screw Cingular.





  8. #8
    Tropical Haven
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    Re: Cingular charges to port numbers



    Jeremy wrote:
    > "Dick" <LeadWinger> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 23:01:38 GMT, Tropical Haven <[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>>Spockie wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>cingular is stupid they charge you money to port your number. To port a
    >>>>number they call it change phone number fee at 36 dollars
    >>>
    >>>If I'm not mistaken, if you order service *before* your port (such as if
    >>>you have your phone shipped to you), when they change it, the system
    >>>will automatically generate the fee. If you ask nicely, I don't see why
    >>>they wouldn't just add a credit to the account.
    >>>
    >>>TH

    >>
    >>That's what I did. I explained to the CSR that I was not informed
    >>that it would cost $36 to port my existing Verizon number over to my
    >>new Cellular phone. I had purchased the phone from Amazon, but I
    >>checked the box that I intended to port my existing number. The CSR
    >>said that being I wasn't informed of the charge, he would reverse it.
    >>I think it depends upon how you approach it.

    >
    >
    > Note that the CUSTOMER (i.e., "YOU") must grovel at the big, bad, Cingular's
    > feet. I'm going to bail, as soon as my ATTWS contractual period ends in 5
    > months. Screw Cingular.


    Believe me, they all have thier issues. Verizon Wireless didn't think
    twice at sending me a bill of several thousand dollars for "overseas
    romaing" after I explicitly made sure that roaming to Canada along the
    border was disabled. I guess I had to grovel at big bad Verizon
    Wireless's feet...




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