Number Portability Information CenterWireless number portability has been available for several years. The early wrinkles have been ironed out, and most wireless purchases involving number portability now go very smoothly.
Number portability has made it much easier for cell phone subscribers to change carriers, and has forced the carriers to compete more fiercely on customer service and network quality. As a result, wireless service is becoming more like a commodity, and this has manifested itself in rate plans that are not all that different from carrier to carrier. It has also led to a consolidation among cell phone providers (only four national carriers remain) and pricing and service changes that encourage subscribers to stay with their carrier (e.g., two-year contracts and free mobile-to-mobile pricing).
Number Portability: What you Need to KnowBeing informed of how the number portability rules work will help things go more smoothly for you when you are ready to transfer your number. Here are some important rules to keep in mind:
Number Portability: Frequently Asked QuestionsWe have compiled a list of common questions about number portability. If we don't answer yours, feel free to contact us.