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Fri, Jan 11, 2019 5:46 AM

How to release my number to new carrier

I’m currently under my mother’s service but I would like to release my phone number to a new carrier. Is there anyway to do this without doing a transfer of bill responsibility? If that’s the only way, will I have to pay a fee for canceling my plan early? I’ve already started a service with another carrier but att isn’t releasing my number and I have all the account information to do so. 

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2 years ago

Hello there @Chocococoa!

 

In order to complete your request for an account split a transfer of billing responsibility is required. When the request is submitted you're responsible for any unpaid accessory installment plan charges for that transferred number.

 

We hope this info helps!

 

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2 years ago

@Chocococoa A transfer of billing responsibility is only done to move your line to your own ATT account, not to transfer to another carrier. To port your number to another carrier, all you need is the account number and account pin. There is no termination fee, you are only obligated to pay off your phone. Why is ATT refusing to release it? Is the account past due or service suspended? The account must be up to date to port your number.

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@Chocococoa wrote:

I’m currently under my mother’s service but I would like to release my phone number to a new carrier. Is there anyway to do this without doing a transfer of bill responsibility? If that’s the only way, will I have to pay a fee for canceling my plan early? I’ve already started a service with another carrier but att isn’t releasing my number and I have all the account information to do so. 


There isn't a "cancelation fee", BUT if you bought a phone on payments you still owe the rest of the payments.

If your plan currently owes money for a bill, I don't think you can port to another company.

 

 

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