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Q: Swapping phone numbers on phones

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Journeyman

Q: Swapping phone numbers on phones

Later this month I will be buying a new phone. I need to know if I can swap the numbers from the new phone to the older one (both phones will remain active on my account).

Example:


Phone 1 has phone number 123

Phone 2 has phone number 321

Can I swap the numbers so that Phone 1 has 321 and Phone 2 has 123?

If so how will I go about doing this? Can it be done from my account page or do I need to contact Sprint?

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Wizard

Re: Q: Swapping phone numbers on phones

You can't swap the numbers, but you can swap the phones.  Go to a suitable Sprint store and have a Rep to swap the phones then you are good to go.  You may need to adjust the plans, if both phones are on different plans. 

Master

Q: Swapping phone numbers on phones

Just call and we do a flip-flop in the billing system.  Most times if the devices are Android, Blackberry or Windows phones we need to do a wipe and erase all info the phone to ensure all of your data applications work after the swap.  And EpicThunder is correct about the plans etc   .. 

Larry ~ OKIESTRO

Journeyman

Q: Swapping phone numbers on phones

They will both be Android phones. I currently have an Evo 4g, will be buying the Evo 3D. The wife is dropping her old carrier and getting on my plan, inheriting the Evo 4g, and I am moving to the 3D.

So to be clear after I purchase the new phone, all that is necessary is to give a Sprint Rep a call, have them swap the lines in the billing system, and I'll be good to go?

Master

Q: Swapping phone numbers on phones

You are correct that is all you have to do

Wizard

Re: Q: Swapping phone numbers on phones

I think it would be better to do it at a Sprint store, because they want the info on the phone, unless it can be done over the phone.  When I had mine swapped, the guy took out batteries in both phones and got the info stuff to switch.

Wizard

Q: Swapping phone numbers on phones

EpicThunder - many stores don't know how to do a flip-flop, they will end up calling in to Care and doing it over the phone anyway. Care has access to all of the serial numbers from both phones in their system.

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