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    Porting my AT&T phone number to straight talk

    I wanted to test straight talk for a month before I cancelled AT&T and port my phone
    number to straight talk.

    I posted a question on the straight talk forum with someone telling me they will have to send
    me a new SIM card so I can port my number.

    I have a iPhone 3GS and use their SIM plan. I have read several horror stories of people
    trying to port their old phone numbers to an already active straight talk account.
    I can't get anyone at on their forums to reply with exactly how this will work.
    I am really concerned about them screwing this up and I end up with loosing my old
    phone number and having loss of service.

    Does anyone here know how this works?



    Thanks
    ken

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    Considering that Straight Talk no longer sells AT&T sim cards, I would just transfer your AT&T number to Straight Talk for the month to test it out (assuming you already have an AT&T Straight Talk sim card). Worst case scenario, if you don't like the service, you can bring your phone number back to your old AT&T account within 30 days without any penalties.

    If you already have an AT&T Straight Talk sim card, and you want to just test the service out for a month with some random #, if you end up liking the service and you want to transfer your actual AT&T phone number, you would have to get another AT&T Straight Talk sim card (presumably from eBay) which are going for about $60 - $90. I don't think it's worth it to just try the service.

    So my recommendation, do the first option above. Transfer your # to ST, see how you like it, and if it doesn't pan out, then go back to AT&T.
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    Porting after trying straight talk

    This is exactly what I did. The coverage as expected is the same as my AT&T coverage. Since they
    use the AT&T towers that makes sense. Trying to port my AT&T number to straight talk is a nightmare.
    Going on 2 weeks now trying to get this done. It takes days for a response and with never a complete
    closure. Took a week just to find out I will need a new sim card. The 3 more days for them to tell
    me they need my SIM serial number. Then a few more days to tell me they need my address to which
    I can only assume they will send me a SIM. Its been 4 days since I told them my home address. I have emailed
    everyday via the forum to ask for my status and nothing. If you make a post someone else might
    reply with the "need to take this off line" response and then the complete process starts over with giving
    them your SIM card serial number.

    Very frustrating for what to me seems like a simple process but I guess you get what you pay for.
    Cheap cell phone service with no customer service support.

    Ken

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Considering that Straight Talk no longer sells AT&T sim cards, I would just transfer your AT&T number to Straight Talk for the month to test it out (assuming you already have an AT&T Straight Talk sim card). Worst case scenario, if you don't like the service, you can bring your phone number back to your old AT&T account within 30 days without any penalties.

    If you already have an AT&T Straight Talk sim card, and you want to just test the service out for a month with some random #, if you end up liking the service and you want to transfer your actual AT&T phone number, you would have to get another AT&T Straight Talk sim card (presumably from eBay) which are going for about $60 - $90. I don't think it's worth it to just try the service.

    So my recommendation, do the first option above. Transfer your # to ST, see how you like it, and if it doesn't pan out, then go back to AT&T.