How to Transfer Numbers to Boost Mobile

Keep your existing phone number when you switch to Boost Mobile.

Boost Mobile is a no-contract cell phone company that offers pay-as-you-go and unlimited wireless cell phone plans. If you want to get away from cell phone contracts with other cell phone providers and switch to a more flexible plan, you can transfer your service without giving up your phone number. Wireless local number portability allows you to keep phone numbers when switching to a different service provider.

Step 1

Call Boost Mobile's general support line at 866-402-7366 and tell customer support you want to port your phone number. Have a copy of your phone bill at hand: you'll need your account information when switching service.

Step 2

Wait for your new phone number to be activated with Boost Mobile. During the porting period, you could have the same phone number with both your old and new providers for a brief period. The porting period usually takes 24 hours but could take several days if the port requires the phone company to perform a complex routine, such as manually switch the number using physical equipment.

Step 3

Call your old company and cancel the phone service once your Boost number has been activated.

Tip

Check your phone contract to make sure you won't be charged an early termination fee.

Warning

Emergency 911 may not work properly during the porting period. If you must dial 911, make sure you tell the operator that emergency personnel may not be able to call you back on your cell phone. Provide the operator with an alternate callback number if possible. Wireless local number portability applies only for the same geographical area. If you are moving to another area code, you may not be able to keep your phone number.

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