I was told,
"Perhaps it’s best just to go to metropcs and move your number to an android phone"
I don't know what this entails but I assume the same right to use the number as I have now, but according to AT&T I'm not on the corporate account so have no rights to the number, apparently. So when I try to switch it over I expect to get the same shit from any port. Using a newer sim card adds a lot to your phone, if I can get the old one to work it will still be an old one.