Most importantly – do not cancel your service with your current carrier before contacting your new provider. You won’t be able to port your number if it has been deactivated by a carrier (or at best it will be really difficult to)
Before porting your number, you need to decide which plan you are going to switch too. Use the WhistleOut wireless comparison search to decide which carrier and plans fit your monthly needs.
Once you have decided which carrier, plan and phone you want to go for, contact your new provider. They will ask for your phone number and customer account number as they appear on your bill. Most carriers will allow you to set up the number porting as part of the online activation process. Its really easy - we have tested a lot of carriers in this way.
Your new provider will then contact your current company and start the porting process. You do not need to do anything else, just wait for your new service to start. Usually this only takes a few hours, often its done within 30 minutes, and you're old service will continue to work right up until the new one takes over.
Once your new service is activated, your existing service should be automatically cancelled. If you have been on a postpaid plan, you will usually receive a bill for any outstanding debt within the final month.
Head over the WhistleOut search tool now and see if switching to a new plan is a good idea for you.