Waiting 2-3 days to Activate?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Elric, May 26, 2010.

  1. Elric

    Elric New Member
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    I just got my new Droid from Verizon and I'm totally bummed, the instruction sheet on activation says that if I'm transferring an existing number (I'm coming from a different carrier (AT&T)), I have to wait two to three days for my old phone's service to stop before activating.

    Oh man, this is painful, are they serious? The anticipation is killing me. I desperately want to activate it anyway but am scared it'll hose the transfer of my old number. Anyone know if waiting for the old phone to die is really a requirement?
     

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  2. CobaltDragon

    CobaltDragon Well-Known Member
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    if you call Verizon's activation transfer people, they can help - they did mine while I was on the phone with them.
     
  3. jmims

    jmims Well-Known Member
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    I've transferred numbers before, not with Verizon, and everything was done on the day. No waiting or anything. As far as I knew, I thought you were supposed to go ahead and do a transfer without actually cancelling the other service, which would result in losing the number. Doing a transfer signifies to the company what is happening and gets taken care of, but it could be different now. You can always call up Verizon and get clarification. I wouldn't want to wait either.
     
  4. mcapozzi

    mcapozzi Well-Known Member
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    I just picked up a new Moto Droid from Best Buy and they ported my number from Sprint in 5 minutes.

    Took longer to lookup the BlackTie protection than it did to setup the phone.

    -Mike
     
  5. Prime

    Prime Well-Known Member
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    when I got my droid last week. they had it activated and setup with all my google info in under 2 minutes.

    of course Im already on verizon.
     
  6. CBLJazz

    CBLJazz Well-Known Member
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    Definitely not a wait.
    if possible go to a store and get it activated.
     
  7. sch911

    sch911 Well-Known Member
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    No way! My transfer from AT&T took 43 seconds...
     

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