How do I keep my existing cell number when switching cell phone providers?
As many of the others have mentioned, it is possible and it’s called “Porting” your number. It would probably be a less difficult process if you were to go to a store to have this done. Make sure that you have you’re AT&T account number (should be on one of your bills) ready in addition to the number you wish to port. The whole process takes no longer than 48 hours…and in most cases 24. Immediately after the Verizon salesman enters your number to be ported, you’ll go into what’s called Dual Service where you’ll be able to make calls with your Verizon phone and receive them with your old AT&T phone. Again, this last no longer than 48 hours and in most cases 24. I’ve ported numerous customer’s numbers from AT&T with no major problems, they are better than most when it comes to this. U.S. Cellular and Sprint are horrible at it.