[VoiceOps] Instant Porting

Paul Timmins paul at timmins.net
Tue Feb 9 16:28:10 EST 2016

If both carriers have a good business relationship and are willing to 
write matching orders in the NPAC (winning carrier makes the 
subscriptions, the losing carrier submits concurrence) you can port 
numbers in literally seconds.

But we're not required to do things that fast so it rarely happens. Why 
move fast to let our customers leave when we can legally take our time 
and spend a couple days collecting more revenue from them?

(DEFINITELY not speaking on behalf of my employer!)

On 02/09/2016 04:24 PM, Adam Vocks wrote:
> Our landline ports are instantaneous.  (Or so we think.)  It’s always 
> been that way for us.  I didn’t know there was any other way.
> Adam
> *From:*VoiceOps [mailto:voiceops-bounces at voiceops.org] *On Behalf Of 
> *Colton Conor
> *Sent:* Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:52 PM
> *To:* voiceops at voiceops.org
> *Subject:* [VoiceOps] Instant Porting
> How do cellular carriers perform almost instant porting of number, and 
> why can't landline providers do the same? For example if I take my 
> Sprint cell phone to an AT&T store, and switch over to AT&T they can 
> do this almost instantly.
> I met someone one time at a tradeshow claiming they could do same day 
> porting for landline numbers just as the cellular industry did, but I 
> was not sure how he was doing it or if it was a myth.
> I know cell systems are more automated and require a pin.
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