Between 15 minutes and 7 days. My personal experience was within 15 minutes, transferred from Sprint.
The slowdown is with the current provider, however long it takes to release the number. I'd bet it will go as smoothly for you as anyone. Just follow the activation on the web to the letter. I would NOT use the 800#. My guess is they're sitting there trying to process activation for folks who didn't try it on their own. If you like the web, do it yourself.
Here's the activation info:
Q. Can I transfer my current phone number to a Straight Talk phone?
A. Yes, you may transfer your telephone number from another company to Straight Talk. To port in your existing telephone number to your Straight Talk phone, the number you are porting must be active with your current service provider.
You need to request Straight Talk to port in your number, Straight Talk will process your request in your behalf. In order to request the transfer and initiate the activation process please go to www.straighttalk.com/Activate,and select the radio button option "Activate my phone with a number transferred from another company."
The transferring of your number to a new Straight Talk might take a few hours; however, if there are any delays from your current wireless carrier, the transfer process could take up to 7 days and in the case of landline numbers, transfers may take up to 30 days.
Your new Straight Talk will be ready to complete activation when your old phone stops working.
answered 4 years ago
- Raleigh, NC