Can I transfer my existing cellular phone number?

Rebecca Atwood
Vice President from Charleston, SC
Published: December 3, 2006

Transfering your existing cellular phone number to a new carrier has become a standard process in the industry. The following providers do allow for you to transfer your existing number into a new service agreement with their company: Cellular One, Cingular Wireless, Edge Wireless, Einstein, Nextel, NTELOS, SunCom, SureWest Wireless, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon.

To ensure that you are able to transfer your telephone number to a new cellular phone provider, answer yes to the following questions.

  • I want a new cell phone and provider with my current number
  • My current number is local to where I'm setting up new service
  • I'm out of contract with my current carrier OR willing to pay potential early termination fees*
  • *If you are terminating a calling plan early, be sure to review and understand your current providers early termination policy.