Porting number, keeping account, get new number?
Back in 2012, this wasn't possible -- if you ported a number, AT&T's systems automatically cancelled the entire account without any recourse. I was told back then that "upgrades coming soon" would change how it works.
I'm hoping these upgrades have been made and this is now possible: I'd like to port my existing wireless number to a landline, and then get a new number for my mobile phone. Cancelling my account isn't an option -- I'm on a NEXT plan with shared data to other devices, and I'm sure outright cancelling my account would cause all sorts of Really Bad Things to happen.
I don't mind if my mobile doesn't work for a day or so while this all takes place, so it wouldn't take any sort of special timing. I know an account has to have a phone number associated with it to exist in the billing systems, but maybe there's someway around that, temporarily?
I'm really hoping the cingular-sbc-system-merger-nightmare is over and this simple request can happen these days... Google Voice, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile can do it... I'd hope AT&T can too.