Checking in here, I see that I have been trying to transfer my cell phone number to a new smart phone for OVER 6 weeks now! I started by ordering an iPhone SE from Tracfone, my original provider, on 9/4. By 9/23, after having received an iphone with the SIM card not installed and not being able to get any help from Tracfone (I found their online instructions incomprehensible), I returned the iPhone to Tracfone and ordered the same phone from Consumer Cellular for $50 more than Tracfone charged--but oh well, at least you can talk to people at Consumer Cellular.
But since 9/23 I have been trying to get my phone number ported over from Tracfone to Consumer Cellular and it STILL isn't done. And while Consumer Cellular answered right away before I had signed up with them, I now find myself waiting on hold for 25-45 minutes every time I call. I don't always have time to do that, so it can be a week between calls if I am too busy or tired.
Consumer Cellular claims that this is Tracfone making things difficult. I finally DID get Tracfone to get someone to give me a call and he said that the number would be ported over, but that was about 3 phone calls ago
At least Consumer Cellular gave me a number direct to their "porting department" rather than making me go through the general customer service for my next call, which I hope to make tomorrow. Too tired/busy to tackle it today.
Can I just put it out there?: I HATE CELL PHONES!!! They are a device of the Devil himself as far as I am concerned! G-D- electronic leashes. UGH! the only thing I like about them is having a phone in hand when I am driving, and I will like having a GPS once the iPhone is hooked up. My old cell phone is a dumb phone so I haven't had that.
First world problem though. Frustrating nonetheless. Since this so far (knock on wood!!) is my biggest problem of the year (other than poor kitty Bridget passing away in April), I am overall quite blessed.