Does anybody have any good solutions to this sticky cell phone problem?
So, here is the situation. My fiancee (who will be moving here to live with me in a few months) needs a new phone. Her Sprint Galaxy I is beat to crap and can't do anything anymore. I would like to move her to ATT on my plan. Sounds easy, right?
Wrong. She really wants to keep her old number. Porting only works with local numbers. If we lived in the same town, we could do that. Since we don't, that won't work. There are forwarding services (30 bucks a month) that could forward the number, but no SMS or other services. Right now the only solutions I can think of are:
1) Get her a new phone on an ATT number here. She continues to either limp along on her old number or gets a cheapo phone for the remainder of her time until she moves.
2) She gets a new contract phone, and then I move to Sprint when my contract is up in 8 months.
Neither are very palatable, but those are the only solutions I know. Anybody have any better ideas