How to Switch an AT&T Phone to a Verizon Plan
By Kristin Jaroma
An AT&T Wireless customer can transfer his AT&T cellular phone to a Verizon Wireless plan, and at the same time, keep his current cellular number. If the cellular number is eligible for local number portability, which can be checked online, the switch is simple.
Check if your AT&T cellular number is eligible for local portability. Go to the Verizon Wireless "Keep Your Number" web page (See References) and enter your current wireless number in the "Phone Number:" text box. Then click "Check Eligibility." If it is eligible, continue to the next step in the process. If it isn't eligible, contact Verizon Customer Service for assistance.
Click "Start Shopping" if your AT&T number is eligible for local portability on Verizon.
Select your new plan from Verizon Wireless.
Provide Verizon Wirless with your necessary information to complete the purchase of your new cellular plan for your wireless number.
Activate your new service with Verizon Wireless. Your service with AT&T Wireless will automatically be terminated. It may take up to 24 hours to complete the transfer.
Working from Florida, Kristin Jaroma began professionally writing in 2010 and has written political articles published in "Accuracy in Academia." She is a journalism intern with the American Journalism Center, a program run jointly with Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia. Jaroma is studying for her Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from Ave Maria University.