iPhone AT&T/Verizon phone number transfer a success

Posted on July 5, 2007 by Chris Duke
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The other night when I went through the AT&T sign-up process, it took all of about 5 minutes (if that) and I was able to start loading my new iPhone up with all sorts of goodies and play with it the first time.

In order to put the iPhone to real world tests I had to use my current VZW phone number, so I opted to transfer my old phone number from my Motorola Q to the iPhone. While I was able to dial out almost instantly from my iPhone, I could not receive calls.

The sign-up process stated it would be at least 6 hours before I would be receiving phone calls to my iPhone via my old VZW number, and that I would receive a text message when the transfer process was complete.

AT&T phone number transfer completeI activated my iPhone on Jul 3, 2007 10:27 PM and received the text message indicating the transfer was complete on Jul 5, 2007 1:30 AM. Not exactly 6 hours, but there was a holiday (Independence Day) here in the U.S. so if you rule out that 24 hour period, then it only took 4 hours…

So as of now MotoQ has been turned off, calls cannot be made or received and EVDO is dead in the water. I’ll call VZW Thursday to find out what the contract cancellation fee might be, or if it just makes sense to re-activate the phone with another number and add the MotoQ onto a family plan with my wife’s phone.

Have a nice rest, MotoQ. Or is it “Goodbye Moto” instead of their popular catch-phrase “Hello Moto” ?