I have a number that I ported onto an AT&T corporate plan with my employer many years ago. Now I want to port/transfer that number off the corporate plan an onto Republic. I contact my employer and the started a “Transfer of Billing Responsibility” through which they have released the number to me. I got an email to from AT&T confirming that the number had been released by my employer and that I need to take on billing responsibility by 3/15.
What steps should I take next to get this number on to Republic?
Should I first open a new personal account with ATT and accept billing responsibility? Then immediately start a number port/transfer to Republic? Will I get smacked with some early termination fee from ATT if I got this route? Is there a simpler route?
I have already bought an unlocked Republic compatible phone in preparation for this switch.