03-15-2007, 10:10 PM
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I just purchased an 8100 from a local T-Mobile store. The sales guy said I would be able to make calls immediately (I can not) and browse immediately (I can not) but that it would take about 24 hours to transfer my phone number from my last provider (Virgin Mobile.) Once the number was transfered, then I could also receive calls.
So, I am in limbo -- no calling, no browser menu item, no email menu items, no phone book, etc. (Those become available after I register w/ T-Mobile right?)
Unfortunately, I'm leaving on a business trip and don't want to carry 2 cell phones. (In the event the old phone becomes inactive mid-trip.)
What's the typical wait time before T-Mobile allows registration of a transfered number? (I've read both: 24-72 hours, and 3-7 days on their website in different places.)
I guess if it happens, it happens, and if it doesn't, it doesn't. Oh well.
This is a great resource btw, and am glad I found it.