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You have to talk to you're phone carrier and see if they will allow you to keep that number. Some places do let you. :)

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Q: Can you have the same phone number if you change the phone carrier?
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Can I change phone carriers and keep my same number?

If you have a cell phone and you want to change carriers, you are allowed to keep your same number. Your new carrier will switch it over for you.

How do you switch your cell phone number from your current cell phone to a different cell phone?

If you are staying with the same carrier, just upgrade your phone with them. If you are changing providers, the new carrier needs to fill out some forms with the old carrier. The magic phrase to use with the new carrier is "number portability"; in the USA, all phone carriers are required to transfer your number from one device or service to another. If you are dropping your wired service, you can even transfer your home phone number to your mobile. Or, if you want to go VOIP, the provider there can transfer the number for you.

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Can you reuse a SIM card on a different plan from the same carrier?

Yes, you can. It's simply a matter of someone at the phone company changing the details on their computer system. You'll still have the same number, but your plan will change.

How can you find out which cell phone provider your cell phone was issued to?

With most major carriers it will have the carrier name or logo somewhere on the phone. If it is unlocked it can go on any carrier with the same technology. All carriers are identified by their ICCID number

If you lost your sim card for your phone do you have to get a new phone number?

Contact your carrier to determine this. Most carriers will allow you to purchase a replacement sim with the same telephone number.

Is a Motorola phone by sprint is it capatible with ATT?

No, you need the same carrier phone or an unlocked phone.

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Yes all major carriers allow you to change or upgrade your phone. However some may have fees to active that new device

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The only way to get the phone call history of your mobile number when you get a new sim is by backing up the history on the internal memory of the phone. Even if the sim card has the same phone number, generally, the phone call history trail will be wiped out. Alternatively, phone call histories are recorded internally and can always be retrieved from the phone carrier website.

Can you switch phone numbers while staying with same carrier?

Absolutely, just call them and ask for a new native telephone number.

Can you activate a US cellular phone?

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Can a prepaid phone card be used from a cell phone?

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Do you get a new SIM card when you get a new phone?

That depends on you ! If you're simply getting a new phone with the same carrier, and you want to keep your old number - simply put the SIM card from your old phone into the new one. If you want a new number - use the SIM that comes with the new phone.

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If we change our business phone service provider, will our phone number stay the same?

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When buying a used phone from the internet with the same carrier do you take it to your carrier's store and get it activated?

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