[VoiceOps] CSR Request?

David Wessell david at ringfree.biz
Tue Dec 11 14:15:41 EST 2012

Carlos! Nice to see you on this list too!

In this particular case we are porting numbers from AT&T (bellsouth) into vitelity whom I am sure is using bandwidth.com<http://bandwidth.com>. Vitelity states that only the losing carrier can get the csr, and AT&T of course tells me that only the gaining carrier can request it. And the port sits in limbo.

I'll go back and hammer at vitelity and see what I can get out of them. Thanks to everyone that confirmed there aren't standards on csr requests! :)

David Wessell

On Dec 11, 2012, at 2:04 PM, "Carlos Alvarez" <carlos at televolve.com<mailto:carlos at televolve.com>> wrote:

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM, David Wessell <david at ringfree.biz<mailto:david at ringfree.biz>> wrote:
However, when I call the losing carrier they always state that they don't give out CSR's. And that the winning carrier needs to request the CSR.

One of the two parties is giving bad information , and I can't ever tell which one. Are there rules that govern the CSR requests? If there a way that we can ever do a CSR request without going through the consumer channels?

This whole process is a mess and everybody is wrong except a few of the biggest carriers.  We are the same type of company as you and we've heard the same things.  We have been asking a customer for a copy of their bill to make it easy, but believe it or not, sometimes the important CSR info is different from the bill.  We tried telling customers to request CSR from their own carrier, and about half of them refuse.  We've tried sending LOAs to the losing carrier and about half just ignore us.

Qwest/CenturyLink oddly has been the easiest to work with (didn't expect that) and Cox the absolute worst of all the majors.

Carlos Alvarez

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