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Keep the Same Phone Number but Not the Same Phone

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Why is keeping the same cell phone highly unlikely?

Keep the Same Phone Number but Not the Same Phone

Want to keep your old phone? It might be time to let go--or upgrade.

When switching carriers, you might not be able to use the same phone with a different company. Carriers have cell phones programmed for use within a certain network. Therefore, phones tend to not be transferrable from carrier to carrier. You can get a new Nokia, the same model as your existing phone, but you can't transfer your old phone to the new network.

But take heart if you fear change: You can keep the same phone number. Most carriers offer this option to help make the transition between carriers more simple for customers. You've said bye-bye to your old phone. You want to keep your old phone number--for convenience. Right. For convenience.

   

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