[VoiceOps] what is a fair port out fee?

Richard Breton rbreton at ucforge.com
Wed Aug 24 12:52:32 EDT 2016

I can see port in fees but port out fees?

I cant pass along a 10 dollar port out fee to my customers and I sure can't
eat it.

for me to move 500 numbers to another provider would cost me 5k and I would
just have to hope that the winning carrier would want the business enough
to pay some of that

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:47 AM, CCI Michael Palmer <
mpalmer at comediacommunications.com> wrote:

> I've had $8-10 port in fees before with a major national carrier, they are
> always willing to work, I just ported 4500 numbers at $0. When I first was
> with them, I brought in about 2000 at $2 a pop. But in between those times
> I paid $8-10.
> *From: *"Richard Breton" <rbreton at ucforge.com>
> *To: *voiceops at voiceops.org
> *Sent: *Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:14:47 AM
> *Subject: *[VoiceOps] what is a fair port out fee?
> Im trying to negotiate a new orig carrier onboard and they have a 10
> dollar port out fee.
> This would be a pretty staggering figure if I had to port out my TN's due
> to quality or similar issues.
> I'm not naming names, thats not cool but at the same time before I sign
> anything it looks like I'm seeing a lot of 1 - 3 dollar port out fees on
> websites
> I really want to get this number pushed down but don't want to be
> unreasonable, I just can't sign something where a port out fee is that high.
> Whats the norm out there?
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