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by jisitt / May 13, 2006 11:04 AM PDT

I am thinking about leaving T-Mbbile for Cingular but my contract doesn't expire for another 6 weeks. If I were to sign up for CIngular today, could I port my number in 6 weeks?


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And what would the logic of doing this be?
by neocon / May 13, 2006 12:10 PM PDT

So you would have two services for 6 months, paying double? Wny not just terminate the old one and pay the cancelation fee, it would be cheaper.

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Ooooops six weeks NOT six months
by neocon / May 13, 2006 1:29 PM PDT

But still, what is the point of it? Just wait till your contract is up!

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The actual answer would be...
by tychocat / May 13, 2006 2:42 PM PDT

yes, you can. Neo's points stand, of course, but you can move your number to a different carrier.

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There is an answer to your question
by jisitt / May 13, 2006 10:27 PM PDT

I truly can't wait to get rid of T-mobile and want to get started with Cingular. So I have 2 phones for 6 weeks - there are worse things.

But just tell me - and I appreciate your respnse - but how can I be sure it's the correct one? I don't want to lose my number - that would be bad for business!



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yes you can
by DCGuida / May 14, 2006 4:20 AM PDT

hey i work for cingular and have for 2 year you can set up with a new number(temporary) and then in 6 weeks when your out of contract you call our porting department which is 1-866-895-1097 and dont push anything and just wait to get to a porting rep.

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thanks travione
by jisitt / May 14, 2006 9:52 AM PDT
In reply to: yes you can

makes sense to me.

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