If I change my phone number... missing FAQ?

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I have few questions;

1. It's free to change the phone number via selfcare, but how long will it take for my new number to take effect?
2. Will callers dialing old number be prompted that number was changed? Is there even an option? if default can I opt out?
3. How soon can someone take over my old number?
4. How often can I change my phone number?

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The change is effective immediately.
Callers dialing the old number will receive a number not in service message.
The old number is locked for 90 days before it's given out again.
You can change your number once per billing cycle.
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You are the King Timo!!!! Answers are always to the point.

The only other thing I may add to be aware that for some stupid reason when one changes phone number it creates proration. Also, if you change phone number you can's change your plan in the same month. At least not on their website.

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