07-31-2016 12:18 PM
@sandblaster Is correct.
I have heard some problems with porting between Cricket to ATT with less experienced employees. Please do the switch at an ATT corporate store with an employee who knows one end of the stylus from the other.
07-31-2016 12:38 PM
07-31-2016 1:08 PM
@Buffaloguy He might be right as to porting the number but there is no question you can still keep your number. Since ATT is the parent company it is possible that some other process needs to be followed to transfer your number, hence the need to find someone who knows what they are doing.
12-08-2018 2:37 PM
Makes no difference, except the account owner of the ATT account AND Cricket Account user will both need to be in on it.
12-08-2018 2:41 PM
Now if the AT&T number has a different area code (old address) and the number from Cricket I want to keep and use with AT&T is the area code for the current address?
12-08-2018 5:10 PM
Area codes do not have to, and most likely cannot be changed. You keep the whole 10 digit number. A number is a entity unto itself. If you have 123-456-7890 on Cricket and want to move it, it will be 123-456-7890 on any carrier you take it to.
- edited 12-10-2018 5:12 AM
"Pardon?" That's what I said, when AT&T told me they would cancel my Voice ($19.99 Cingular) & (original) iPhone unlimited plans if I changed the phone number to my new local area code. So I've kept the old number all this time. They also still charge $0.75/minute roaming to make calls (even on their network). They use every trick in the book to get you on more expensive plans with less stuff.
So the answer is actually NO, you can't (always) port another number (you're really signing up for new service in some cases).
12-10-2018 9:09 AM
If you kept an old plan, you pay old prices. Including regional roaming and long distance charges.
Back to your issue: If you have a number, 123-456-7890, and want to KEEP it, you keep all 10 digits. It is highly unlikely you can change the 7 digit number to another area code - that is a complete new number in an area code and may not be available.
Again, your number is all 10 digits, not 7. You can keep it. Att owns Cricket.
12-11-2018 5:26 AM
No, I'm forced to keep my out of state number by AT&T or lose all of my plans completely which would be like signing up as a NEW AT&T customer.
So I can't port the local Cricket number to my AT&T which is my point (I may be the exception, not the rule).