Some cell phone service providers charge you fee to change number while others do not. Do note that some will waive the fee if you complain about your current phone number, ex: it is getting too much spam text and calls. In this post I will attempt to list out the cost of changing a phone number with each carrier. If there is no cost then I will also attempt to provide a limit on how often a number can be changed.
AT&T – up to $36
Circket Wireless – $15
“[fee] applies if you’re a current Cricket customer and you change your mobile number” – Circket
h20 Wireless – 0
“There is no cost for changing one of our subscriber’s mobile number and it can be changed several times in a month, however, you can request up to 3 mobile number changes per SIM card.” – via twitter DM
Lycamobile – feature not available
“There’s no option to change the number on an existing account.” – via twitter DM
after 30 days of active line, we’ll both get $20 Fi credit
or just use the code 5W5863
Sprint – free
No fee but “you can’t change your phone number more than 3 times in 30 days.” – Sprint
A Google Voice Pitch
Google voice lets you call forward for free. This means you can handout out your google number to friends, family, acquaintances, and even banks, then forward your google number to whatever happens to be your current number. Note that some banks do not take Google Voice numbers but others like Simple embrace it.