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Thursday, June 24th, 2021 4:50 PM

I moved to a new city & want to change my area code & ph#. How do I do this?

I'm really worried about losing data such as my text msg history/groups, apps, etc.  When I change ph#s, will my phone look the same and contain all the same information/apps/contacts/photos, etc?  (I have an iPhone XR if that makes a difference).

Is there any reason I should NOT do this except for the hassle of letting all of my accounts/contacts know my new ph#?

Anything I should defenitely do on my phone or with my phone data before changing my ph#?

Does anyone know what callers will hear if they call my old # after it's changed?

Thanks for any assistance on this!!

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ACE - Expert


62.9K Messages

2 years ago

Changing your phone number doesn’t change any apps or data or photos or anything else on your phone. If you have postpaid service, you can change your number yourself online. If you have prepaid, you need to call. Only you can answer whether it’s worth the hassle but having an area code for where you like is not really important anymore.

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