I am currently a member of T-Mobile (pre-paid plan) for my cell phone service. I am interested in moving to another provider (Virgin Mobile). But before I port my number away from T-Mobile (and as a result, lose my pre-paid minutes), I'd like to test out a phone with Virgin for about a month to make sure I like it, and it does what I want.
So I intend to purchase a phone from Virgin and sign up for a plan where there will give me a new phone number. At the same time, I will keep my T-Mobile account active with the phone number I've had for years.
So my question is--assuming I DO like Virgin's service, will I then be able to port my T-Mobile number to the Virgin phone which will already have a phone number, and I will have had for about a month?