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Thread: WTF? AT&T charges $36 to change your phone number?!?!?!!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VerizonNoMore View Post
    I will keep the stand alone connected car line but the voice line is going.
    Maybe you should change your name to AT&TNoMore?


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    Quote Originally Posted by VerizonNoMore View Post
    Is there a way to bypass this charge? It's outrageous.
    Yes there is a way...don't change your number and you won't be charged.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VerizonNoMore View Post
    Says who? I change my number frequently and I know others who do also. You may not but that doesn't mean that your choice is relevant to another's.
    Well, since I prefaced my comment with "I don't think", I'm going to go with me...... I said that! It's based on the friends and family that I have known for the last 50 years; of which maybe 5 have changed their numbers for one reason or another.

    It's free to change your number on Verizon if you do it yourself online....
    My mother didn't do it online but rather stopped by a Verizon store and had it changed. It was still free - at least that is what my mother says, and I don't think (again - this is me saying this) that she would lie about something like that.

    Um yeah. It's outrageous.
    Then let them know. And, if they still don't bend to your will, do whatever legal measures you feel comfortable with in order to let them know you mean business, but also help you sleep at night.

    In the end, if paying $36 is that much of an issue, you may have to change carriers. I haven't changed my number in 18 years, so that $36 can go to better uses. And if I had to, I now know from these forum posts that Verizon will probably do it for me free of charge.

    Good luck to you!

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    AT&T owns Cricket, so what would that accomplish, except for being on the same network, different carrier?


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    Show them! Switch all your lines to Cricket!

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    Just another way to shaft postpaid customers. Never been charged to change a number on a prepaid. Matter of fact, you can do it online yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    Charging a fee discourages customers from routinely changing them. This is nothing new, been this way on At&t since at least 2001. I imagine it is similar on all major carriers. I am certain that under certain circumstances the fee is waived.
    Verizon doesn't charge number change fee. Might start soon lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtludwig View Post
    Yes there is a way...don't change your number and you won't be charged.


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    Oh thank you so much for that great insightful comment /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtludwig View Post
    Yes there is a way...don't change your number and you won't be charged.


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    Such a useful post

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb7qdi View Post
    My mother didn't do it online but rather stopped by a Verizon store and had it changed. It was still free - at least that is what my mother says, and I don't think (again - this is me saying this) that she would lie about something like that.
    It is $15 if a phone/chat/store rep changes the number. The charge is automatic although the reps can give you a $15 credit to make it free. A couple of times when I was getting technical difficulties on the website I would call and they would do it for me and then issue the $15 credit since I tried to do it myself online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyjones View Post
    Such a useful post
    Same comment back to you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VerizonNoMore View Post
    It's free to change your number on Verizon if you do it yourself online and you can do it as much as you want for free although I think the system only allows maybe 5 number changes per billing cycle.

    Um yeah. It's outrageous.

    Says who? I change my number frequently and I know others who do also. You may not but that doesn't mean that your choice is relevant to another's.
    The only choice that's relevant is AT&T's, all the rest is opinions, choice would be to leave or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VerizonNoMore View Post
    Well you are wrong. It is FREE to change your number on Verizon as much as you want as long as you do it online yourself.
    Strangely enough, this thread is on the At&t forum and not the Verizon forum. I offered my opinion based on my experience with At&t. I have used Verizon as well.
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    Just get an H2O SIM, if you only want voice/data. 5c per minute. $10 or whatever you send them lasts 90 days. That's what I did with my AT&T flip phone.

    Data is higher however, 3 GB for $30 monthly, which I didn't need.

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    It's a money grab fee that has been on the books for over a decade. Carriers used to charge extra for lots of things like Caller ID, Enhanced Voicemail and domestic/out of state Long Distance.

    Yes it sucks and nobody likes them... well most of us on this thread don't anyways.
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    Considering ATT charges 45 for an activation fee....that alone will buy me months of service on Tracfone.


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