So you're thinking of switching to the Verizon iPhone next month from another carrier? Assuming you'd like to keep your current phone number, there are some clear-cut dos-and-don'ts when it comes to porting numbers. Here's a refresher in case it's been a while. Read up on everything else you need to know about the iPhone 4 here.
Do I cancel my current contract? Don't even think about it! The best way to lose your cell phone number forever is to cancel your contract with your current carrier (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or others) before signing on to a new one. Instead, walk into any retail store with your current phone in hand and sign up for a new contract. Verizon reps will do all the heavy lifting for you, essentially canceling your contract on your behalf.
Will I need to sign a new contract? Yes, unless you wish to buy the iPhone 4 at the off-contract price, which typically costs much more up front. The 16GB model will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract; the 32GB model will sell for $299.99.
How long will it take to port my number? The timing varies, but you could get use of your number on your new phone in as few as 3 hours, or up to a day. If the volume of requests is too high, the port could take as many as four days. Patience is a must.… Read more