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    Is it possible yet to transfer your home phone number to your cell?

    It seems to me that when I checked a while ago there was not possible but expected shortly. Does anyone know?

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    It should be. The FCC ruling on number portability between fixed and mobile lines was in 2003!

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    Thanks! Yeah, I sometimes get a little behind…

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    Yeah, I sometimes get a little behind…
    Just a little, right? :-)

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    It seems to me that when I checked a while ago there was not possible but expected shortly. Does anyone know?

    The answer is "Yes". We use it every day.

    Good luck.
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    It sounds like it...

    In the United States, the FCC first mandated LNP among wireline carriers in 1997, as well. LNP was first implemented in the U.S. upon the establishment of the original Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) in Chicago, Illinois in 1998. This service covered select rate centers in the Ameritech region. Thereafter, as switches and telephone networks were upgraded with Local Routing Number (LRN) capability, LNP was deployed sequentially to the remaining RBOC areas. The U.S. FCC since has mandated Wireless Local Number Portability starting November 24, 2003 (in metropolitan areas), and allowed operators to charge an additional monthly Long-Term Telephone Number Portability End-Use Charge as compensation. On November 10, 2003, the FCC additionally ruled that number portability applies to landline numbers moving to mobile telephones and, on October 31, 2007, the FCC made clear that the obligation to provide LNP extends to VoIP providers.


    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_number_portability
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    yes, my cousin just did with verizon in nyc
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    In most all cases the answer is yes. There are a few exceptions and I am not sure why that is but it may have to do with some of these small regional companies..

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    I've done my share of porting numbers around - the only time I've ever had a problem was when a telco refused to allow the port to occur due to an outstanding balance on the account. Once I took care of that, they allowed the number to port without a problem or delay...

    I've ported landlines to Vonage, cell numbers to land lines (and Vonage/VOIP services), and also ported a Vonage/VOIP number to a cell phone - and its all been relatively painless.

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