Transferring your phone number to Ting

Are you interested in transferring your current phone number to Ting but don't know where to start? We can help make sure that the process is easy and painless.

What you need

You will need to have some information from the current carrier that has your number to transfer it over. Besides the phone number that you want to transfer, you'll need your:

How long does it take?

Wireless phone numbers can take anywhere up to 24 hours, but they make their way over to us a lot faster in our experience. Landlines, Google voice or other VoIP numbers can take five to seven days.

We can only move over active lines, so make sure you don't cancel your service while we're trying to move your phone number.

Start your transfer

  1. Go to Ting.com and select Sign up | Activate.
    Sign_up.png
  2. Sign in to your Ting account, or create a new account if you don't have one yet. 
  3. Select if you're bringing your own phone to Ting or if you want to browse for a new phone.
    Bring_or_buy_a_phone.png
  4. Enter the IMEI of your device and click Check.
    Note: You can choose devices you purchased from Ting and devices you have used previously from a list of devices and click Next step. If you want to activate a phone that isn't on the list, select Add a phone.
    MEID_check.png
  5. If your device is compatible with Ting, you can either purchase a new SIM card by clicking Get a SIM or check the SIM card you may already have by clicking Check SIM.
    SIM_check.png
  6. If you have a SIM card from Ting, enter the SIM card number (ICCID) and click Continue.
    Enter_SIM.png
  7. Enter your service address to check for coverage and click Next.
  8. If you're just getting started with Ting, you'll have the opportunity to select the plan that you want for your account. If you already have an active account, your new line will have the same plan as your other phones. 
    Choose_plan.png
  9. Select Bring a number, enter your phone number, and then click Next.
    Note: Most numbers can be brought to Ting, but some can't. If we can't bring your number over to Ting, you'll see a message letting you know. 
    Check_your_number_port.png
  10. Fill in the account information from your other carrier in the number transfer form and click Next.
    Port_information.png
  11. For new accounts, add your billing information. For existing accounts, confirm or edit your billing information and select Continue.
  12. Review your details one more time, read and agree to the Terms of Service and click Next.
    Review_your_order.png
  13. Once your transfer is complete, you'll get an email from us letting you know, along with your next steps.
    Port_in_progress.png
Was this article helpful?