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Porting Number Without Buying New Phone

I'm currently an AT&T customer, but my wife is on Verizon. I want to add her to my account and port her number over. I already have a phone for her, so I wouldn't need to buy a new phone, I'd just need a sim card. How would I go about doing this, and what fees would be involved? Does the $36 activation fee apply even if I'm not buying a new phone?

I'm currently an AT&T customer, but my wife is on Verizon. I want to add her to my account and port her number over. I already have a phone for her, so I wouldn't need to buy a new phone, I'd just need a sim card. How would I go about doing this, and what fees would be involved? Does the $36 activation fee apply even if I'm not buying a new phone?

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You can do this, but since you need a SIM card; I recommend heading to an AT&T store to complete the port. You can either create a Family Plan or a Mobile Share Plan, depending on your needs. 

 

The activation fee is for activating new service and isn't device related so unless it's waived (perhaps you have a corporate discount) you'll see that charge. 

 

 

 

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You can do this, but since you need a SIM card; I recommend heading to an AT&T store to complete the port. You can either create a Family Plan or a Mobile Share Plan, depending on your needs. 

 

The activation fee is for activating new service and isn't device related so unless it's waived (perhaps you have a corporate discount) you'll see that charge. 

 

 

 

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As of May 1st, I am no longer serving as the Community Manager for AT&T. This account will no longer be able to accept private messages.

Did a post have a solution that worked for you? Help other people find solutions faster by marking posts that helped you as an "Accepted Solution". Learn about accepted solutions here.

I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

You can do this, but since you need a SIM card; I recommend heading to an AT&T store to complete the port. You can either create a Family Plan or a Mobile Share Plan, depending on your needs. 

 

The activation fee is for activating new service and isn't device related so unless it's waived (perhaps you have a corporate discount) you'll see that charge. 

 

 

 

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As of May 1st, I am no longer serving as the Community Manager for AT&T. This account will no longer be able to accept private messages.

Did a post have a solution that worked for you? Help other people find solutions faster by marking posts that helped you as an "Accepted Solution". Learn about accepted solutions here.

I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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