Swapping phone numbers with a new added phone/line

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Jul 14, 2008
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When the next iPhone comes out, I plan to upgrade to a family plan, add a line and give my wife my 4s.

Will I be able to swap phone numbers by simply changing out the SIM cards? AT&T is the carrier.

FWIW I will also need to port her number over from another carrier, just to add an another level of difficulty.

Anybody with past experience doing this?
 

RoofMonkey

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Jun 21, 2010
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You will have to have AT&T switch the actual number, I think. I used an upgrade on my second line that I have for my parents but wanted the actual phone to belong to my fiancé.
Once the rep understood what I was wanting to do all it took was a few minutes for them to make the changes on their side and all was, and still is, well.
 

Kgd0630

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I upgraded my spare line to 4s because mine wasn't eligible. Once I actuated it, I just swapped SIMM cards & all was right. But, porting the # is AT&T all the way.
 
Jul 14, 2008
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Thanks all! But with all the talk of a nano-sim in the forthcoming iPhone 5, I may have no alternative but to go to AT&T for assistance. Maybe this is something they'll be able to take care of in the Apple Store (althoguh I was hoping to just be able to pre-order the next iPhone and sit home and just wait for it...oh well...
 
Apr 27, 2011
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All you need to do is put your SIM into your new iPhone, your wife's new SIM into your 4S that you're giving to her and it's all done. AT&T does not need to intervene or be involved in this process. The ONLY thing I would call AT&T for is to make sure the correct phone is attached to the correct number. I just like to do this for continuity and organizational reasons.