Porting is defined as the process of switching our phone number from one mobile operator to another. In this article you learn what all you need to remember while porting your phone number. Also find out various carrier networks related account number. Learn how to find account number for verizon and port to other mobile network carriers.
Number porting can be done in the following manner:
- Don’t terminate your existing service: Do not terminate your operator account before porting your number as porting itself terminates our old account and transfers it to the new one. However, if we stop our service beforehand then, the account will get terminated thereby, losing our number.
- Gather the information you need: Before switching the operator, one must get the data of the account- namely, account number, PIN or password, account holder’s name and billing address. These credentials are likely to be asked by the operator. If you do not remember your account number or password then look for the list below.
- Initiate a number port with the operator you are switching to : Initiation of number port can be done online while few operators require you to call.
- Ports usually complete within 24 hours, often in an hour or less: For a short duration of time during porting, likely 5 minutes or so, the phone may not work.
When the process is complete, you will receive either a welcome message or a voice call from the new operator. Sometimes, the phone automatically becomes active without reception of any text or voice call. However, if the phone doesn’t port within 24 hours then, please contact your new operator.
Text messaging can take longer to fully activate. Calling feature becomes effective immediately after number porting while messaging may take around 3 business days to be active. If the incoming texts are not functional then, contact your new operator.
How to Find Account number and Passwords for most operators ?
Below are the details on how to find your account number and password which are required for porting your phone number. To make it easy for you we are putting some easy navigation for most popular US carrier networks.
- Verizon Account Number
- AT&T Account Number
- TMobile Account Number
- Boost mobile Account Number
- Cricket Account Number
- NET10 Account Number
- H2O Wireless Account Number
- Straight Talk Account Number
- Sprint Account Number
Air Voice Wireless : Account number is the SIM Card number and password are the last four digits of phone number.
Alltel: Account number is the ten-digit number and password is the four-digit PIN.
AT& T Postpaid: Account number is NOT the phone number rather it will be on the bill. The password will be the online password. For bundled bills, AT&T customer service needs to be called for the pass code which will be the four-digit PIN number and account number will be a 12-digit number in your wireless account summary.
AT& T Go Phone: To know your account number, call the AT& T Number Transfer Request Line at 1-888- 898-7685 (it is NOT present on the online account). Pass code will be four-digit PIN.
AT& T Landline: Account number is the ten-digit phone number. PIN is the four digits to the immediate right of the phone number in the top right-hand corner of your bill.
Black Wireless: See H2O.
Boost Mobile: Call Boost at 1-888- 266-7848 to know your nine-digit account number. It is not present on your online account. To reach a live person, welcome message will guide you to go to English. Enter your Boost phone number and then press “4” when the system says “Technical Issues, press 4”. Wait for all the menu options to complete which will be around 10 seconds then, press “0” to chat with a Boost Customer Care Representative. Ask him to give your account number for “personal records”. Passcode will be same as login passcode which will be four-digit PIN with Boost.
Budget Mobile: Account number will be on www.budgetmobile.com/account/ account page. The password will be the last four digits of your mobile number.
BYO Wireless: To check your account number, log on to www.budgetmobile.com/account/ account page. Password will be the last four digits of your mobile number.
Consumer Cellular: Account number will be nine-digit number or can be found online or by calling Consumer Cellular. There is no passcode. If prompted, dial 0000. The name and address must be same. For any issues, please contact Consumer Cellular porting department at (888) 750-5519.
Credo Mobile: To get your account number, text ACCOUNT to 27336. There is no passcode. If prompted, dial 1234.
Cricket: To know your account number, call the Cricket Porting Department at 1-866-351-7678 or go online. Password is the 4-digit Authorization ID (AID) that get activated while setting up the online account.
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Freedom Pop: Account number is the ten-digit phone number. Password is the last four digits of phone number.
Google Voice: To unlock your number, go to www. google.com/voice/unlock .For more data, go to https://support.google.com/voice/answer/1316844 .Account the number is the ten-digit phone number and passcode will be its last four digits. 4 to 7 business days will be needed to complete. If the number was not previously changed to Google Voice then, it will charge $3 to port.
Go Smart: Account number is the phone number. The password is your four-digit PIN. In the case you don’t have any PIN then, you can set it by calling 611 from Go Smart phone and saying “NO” to refill. Select “Manage my account” followed by “change my account pin”.
H20 Wireless: Account number is twenty digits of SIM Card number and password being its last four digits. Please call customer service at 1-800- 643-4926 to release your number for porting so that account # and PIN can be confirmed followed by 3 most recent outgoing call’s data.
Line 2/ Toktumi: Account number is your phone number. Password is login passcode; porting takes 3-5 days on a general basis.
Kroger i-wireless: Account number is your phone number. Password is the 4-8- digit PIN which was provided while activating the account.
Lycamobile: To know your account number and password, please call CS at 1-866-277-3221.
Metro PCS: Account number is on your online profile i.e. 9-digit number. Password is that you choose while activating your Metro PCS account. Call porting department at 800-518- 7519 for porting INTO Metro PCS.
NET 10: Account number is the MEID or IMEI serial number of the phone which can be found out by looking under the battery or on the back of the phone itself. If you use a BYOP SIM Card, the account number will be the last 15 digits of your SIM Card number. There is no passcode. If prompted, dial 0000.
Page Plus: Account number is the ten-digit phone number. Password is the last four-digits of phone number.
PTel: Account number is the phone number. Password is the last four-digit account PIN. You can find it by logging in to My Account on Ptel.com and clicking Account Details. You can also call PTel at 866-225- 5631.
Red Pocket: To get your account number and password, call Red Pocket support.
Ring Plus: To know your account number log on to Ring Plus dashboard; click the account; click “Porting Your Phone Number” under Device; click the “Port Out Your Number” tab for the account number. Generally, it is the phone number. Password being 6-digit MSL of the phone number.
SafeLink Wireless: Account number is the MEID or IMEI serial number of the phone. There is no password for this.
Selectel Wireless: Get your account number from the account page which is the 8-digit number. Password is 4-digit PIN on activation.
Simple Mobile: Account number is the last 15 digits of SIM ID. Passcode is your online password.
Solavei: Account number is the ten-digit phone number. There is no passcode. If prompted, dial your zip code. It is a must to include your billing address and zip code while setting up the Solavei Account.
Sprint: Account number is a 9-digit number. Passcode will be provided by customer service when you call it.
Straight Talk / Telcel America/ TracFone: Account number is the MEID or IMEI serial number of the phone which can be found out by looking under the battery or on the back of the phone itself. If you use a BYOP SIM Card, the account number will be the last 15 digits of your SIM Card number. Passcode is the last 4 digits of the phone the number and can be found on online Straight Talk profile page.
Telcel America: See Straight Talk.
Ting: Get your account number and password by logging on to Ting Account online. Click Account Settings; click Port out information.
T-Mobile Postpaid: Account number is the 9-digit account number and a word for password present on the bill.
T-Mobile Prepaid: Account number is an 11-digit phone number (1-NNN- NNN-NNNN). Passcode will be provided by customer service when you call it or you can simply set-up a PIN by calling 611 from your T-Mobile phone saying no for refill and choosing “Manage My Account” followed by “change my account pin”. Or you can call Porting Department at 1-877- 789-3106.
Trac Fone: See Straight Talk.
Ultra Mobile: Account number is on the top left-hand corner of your online account management portal at services.ultra.me or you can call Ultra Customer service at 888-777- 0446. The passcode is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
US Mobile: Ask for account number by calling 888-848- 1788 or email email@example.com . There is no passcode. If prompted, dial 1234.
Verizon Postpaid: Account number end in -00001 on the bill and passcode is provided by customer service. It is generally last 4digits of social security number.
Verizon Prepaid: Account Number is 10 digits, a dash ( – ) and 00001 (0123456789-00001). The password is your 4 digit security PIN.
Virgin Mobile: Account is the 9-digit number provided by customer care. Password is usually customer’s birthday in the following format: (2-digit month/2-digit day/2-digit year…example: 011065 for January 10th 1965). Another way to get your account information is to log into Virgin Mobile Account; right-click anywhere on the page: select “View Source”; open a browser search box; search for “ban-id” or “ban”; ban-id is your account number. Or view your cookies with the name “ban” in “virginmobileusa.com”.
Walmart Family Mobile: To know your account number, dial #225# & <SEND> or simply call Walmart Family Mobile to get your password.