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  1. #1
    pb
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    hi all,

    preparing for a number port from AT&T to sprintpcs, however wanted to make
    sure i had my plan figured out.

    i should anticipate number port to take about 30 days, therefore i'm going
    to notify SPRINT of my request at the beginning of my at&t's account billing
    cycle. and my only communication is with sprint, correct? i don't need to
    tell at&t of this? thus i won't hear all the great retention plans they want
    to offer me?

    thank you,
    parker





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  2. #2
    Julie Lothrop
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    Re: the plan for number porting?

    i had not heard that number porting takes 30 days but yes, you would only
    speak with Sprint who will most likely make you sign something (being the
    account owner) that they will send to AT&T.

    good luck!
    julie

    "pb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > hi all,
    >
    > preparing for a number port from AT&T to sprintpcs, however wanted to make
    > sure i had my plan figured out.
    >
    > i should anticipate number port to take about 30 days, therefore i'm going
    > to notify SPRINT of my request at the beginning of my at&t's account

    billing
    > cycle. and my only communication is with sprint, correct? i don't need to
    > tell at&t of this? thus i won't hear all the great retention plans they

    want
    > to offer me?
    >
    > thank you,
    > parker
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Bob
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    Re: the plan for number porting?

    "pb" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >hi all,
    >
    >preparing for a number port from AT&T to sprintpcs, however wanted to make
    >sure i had my plan figured out.
    >
    >i should anticipate number port to take about 30 days, therefore i'm going
    >to notify SPRINT of my request at the beginning of my at&t's account billing
    >cycle. and my only communication is with sprint, correct? i don't need to
    >tell at&t of this? thus i won't hear all the great retention plans they want
    >to offer me?


    I recently ported my number from AT&T to Sprint, it took all of maybe
    3 hours tops. You don't have to tell AT&T anything, just visit your
    Sprint dealer and he'll take care of the paperwork. If you are still
    under a contract with AT&T they'll hit you with an early termination
    fee so be sure you know the status of your AT&T account first. I'd
    also make the switch shortly BEFORE your AT&T account cycle ends to
    avoid any charges on the next cycle.





  4. #4
    Scooterflex
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    Re: the plan for number porting?

    From what I heard (and experienced) Nextel is the worst with the number
    porting process. They add a special password to the account so it can't be
    ported without you notifying them and they don't tell you the password is on
    there. That took me about a week or two to complete. When I transferred from
    Sprint to Nextel it took about six hours.

    "pb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > hi all,
    >
    > preparing for a number port from AT&T to sprintpcs, however wanted to make
    > sure i had my plan figured out.
    >
    > i should anticipate number port to take about 30 days, therefore i'm going
    > to notify SPRINT of my request at the beginning of my at&t's account

    billing
    > cycle. and my only communication is with sprint, correct? i don't need to
    > tell at&t of this? thus i won't hear all the great retention plans they

    want
    > to offer me?
    >
    > thank you,
    > parker
    >
    >







  5. #5
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: the plan for number porting?

    Bob wrote:
    > "pb" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>hi all,
    >>
    >>preparing for a number port from AT&T to sprintpcs, however wanted to make
    >>sure i had my plan figured out.
    >>
    >>i should anticipate number port to take about 30 days, therefore i'm going
    >>to notify SPRINT of my request at the beginning of my at&t's account billing
    >>cycle. and my only communication is with sprint, correct? i don't need to
    >>tell at&t of this? thus i won't hear all the great retention plans they want
    >>to offer me?

    >
    >
    > I recently ported my number from AT&T to Sprint, it took all of maybe
    > 3 hours tops. You don't have to tell AT&T anything, just visit your
    > Sprint dealer and he'll take care of the paperwork. If you are still
    > under a contract with AT&T they'll hit you with an early termination
    > fee so be sure you know the status of your AT&T account first. I'd
    > also make the switch shortly BEFORE your AT&T account cycle ends to
    > avoid any charges on the next cycle.


    Make sure you inform Sprint of the password on your AT&T account.

    I didn't with my Verizon account. Verizon told the Sprint porting center that
    it was scheduled to take four hours to complete the port of my Verizon number,
    but they can't release the number without the account password if one is set on
    the account. Since I hadn't given Sprint the info, I had to wait an extra day
    before the porting was complete.

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  6. #6
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: the plan for number porting?

    pb wrote:
    > hi all,
    >
    > preparing for a number port from AT&T to sprintpcs, however wanted to make
    > sure i had my plan figured out.


    Plan for inconvenience. AT&T has been using a different porting
    authority from the other wireless companies, and it has cuased problems
    as a result. MAYBE this has changed with the Cingular merger, but
    considering the two systems still operate as separate but "friendly"
    entities, I doubt this has really changed.

    > i should anticipate number port to take about 30 days, therefore i'm going
    > to notify SPRINT of my request at the beginning of my at&t's account billing
    > cycle. and my only communication is with sprint, correct?


    Correct, you need only tell Sprint. And it should in any case take far
    less than 30 days.


    > tell at&t of this? thus i won't hear all the great retention plans they want
    > to offer me?


    Correct.


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  7. #7
    teleguy
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    Quote Originally Posted by pb
    hi all,

    preparing for a number port from AT&T to sprintpcs, however wanted to make
    sure i had my plan figured out.

    i should anticipate number port to take about 30 days, therefore i'm going
    to notify SPRINT of my request at the beginning of my at&t's account billing
    cycle. and my only communication is with sprint, correct? i don't need to
    tell at&t of this? thus i won't hear all the great retention plans they want
    to offer me?

    thank you,
    parker
    Wait until your contract is completely done to avoid Early Termination Fee!! Unless there is some sort of "automatic renewal" thing that you signed, there is only good and no bad to waiting for the contract to be fully adhered to.

    You will be month-to-month at that point and you simply call Sales at Sprint to port your #. They will ship a "hot" phone with your number ported within about 1-3 days via UPS. It will not take anywhere near 30 days.



  8. #8
    O/Siris
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    Re: the plan for number porting?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > i don't need to
    > tell at&t of this? thus i won't hear all the great retention plans they want
    > to offer me?
    >
    >


    In fact, if you should happen to need to talk to AT&T, and tell them you
    *are* porting out, they are legally forbidden from trying to sell you
    into staying. $1500 fine PER OCCURRENCE if you complain to the FCC
    after they try.

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    is not so good as it ought to be.
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    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
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  9. #9
    Bob
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    Re: the plan for number porting?

    Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Make sure you inform Sprint of the password on your AT&T account.


    Yes. My Sprint dealer asked me for that in advance. This was around
    1pm and he said the porting process might be finished by 6pm or maybe
    as late as the next morning but it was up and running by 4pm which was
    nice.





  10. #10
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: the plan for number porting?

    teleguy wrote:

    > Wait until your contract is completely done to avoid Early Termination
    > Fee!! Unless there is some sort of "automatic renewal" thing that you
    > signed, there is only good and no bad to waiting for the contract to be
    > fully adhered to.


    Well, it all depends on what has happened, really. If someone has moved
    to an area where coverage from carrier A is lousy or nonexistent, and
    they would like to port to carrier B with excellent coverage in the new
    region, then no matter how you slice it, paying the ETF is worth it even
    if you can't get it waived or reduced. There's zero value in paying for
    zero service.

    Paying the ETF would also make sense if carrier B has a needed service
    or add-on that carrier A doesn't have, and paying the ETF end up cheaper
    than riding out your contract.


    > You will be month-to-month at that point and you simply call Sales at
    > Sprint to port your #. They will ship a "hot" phone with your number
    > ported within about 1-3 days via UPS. It will not take anywhere near 30
    > days.


    I would actually kind of hope that they would send a phone that isn't
    activated. Shipping a hot ported phone means that for 1 to 3 days, your
    old phone is useless, and your ported phone hasn't arrived yet.


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