Keep your current landline number even when you move

Hello, I currently have an Xfinity landline phone number. I am moving and they are telling me I have to choose another phone number. My current number is used for business and I do not want to give it up. How do I go about ensuring that even if I choose a different number with them, I can still keep my current number? Do I port the number with you before I disconnect service?

Question from a real potential NumberBarn customer

Oh moving! Gotta love the smell of cardboard boxes throughout your home!

You don’t want to pack up that landline number you’ve had for years, too.

It’s the number that everyone knows and you don’t want to lose it.

Great news: You CAN keep it by porting to NumberBarn.

You can keep your number when you move by porting it to NumberBarn. You can choose a different number with your landline provider and set up a simple call forwarding from your old landline to your new landline.

Great news: This means that you don’t miss any calls on your old landline number.

Take a look at the possible scenarios that you want to do below to see which one applies to you. Each scenario will include details on how to set up your number with us.

What do you want to do?

You want to set up a recording on your old landline number to alert your callers of your new landline number.

First, you’d port your old number to NumberBarn on the Park plan for $2/month. FYI: There is a one-time fee of $5 to port the number to us from your old provider. The Park plan includes a 30-second custom recording on which you can say something like, “Hey friends! I’ve moved and this number is going away soon. Here’s the new number you can reach me: (858) 867-5309.”

—–> Follow our Step by Step Guide: How to Port and Park Your Phone Number to make it all happen.

You want to forward calls from your old landline number to your new landline number.

First, you’d port your old number to NumberBarn on one of our Call Forwarding plans. You can see the pricing here. FYI: There is a one-time fee of $5 to port the number to us from your old provider. The Call Forwarding plans let your callers call your old number while you answer on your new number. Your callers have no clue it is forwarding, they just hear your friendly voice when you answer.

—–> Follow our Step by Step Guide: How to Port & Forward Your Calls to get forwarding.

You want to forward calls from your old landline number to your cell phone number.

First, you’d port your old number to NumberBarn on one of our Call Forwarding plans. You can see the pricing here. FYI: There is a one-time fee of $5 to port the number to us from your old provider. The Call Forwarding plans let your callers call your old number while you answer on your cell phone, even when you’re on the go. Your callers have no clue it is forwarding to your cell! And, you can choose the incoming caller ID of your old number to help you identify that the call originated from that line.

—–> Follow our Step by Step Guide: How to Port & Forward Your Calls to get ringing on your cell.

You want to forward calls from your old landline number to an international number.

This move is bigger than just city to city, state to state. You’re going to another country! First, you’d port your old number to NumberBarn on one of our Call Forwarding plans. You can see the pricing here. FYI: There is a one-time fee of $5 to port the number to us from your old provider. The Call Forwarding plans let your callers call your old number while you answer on your international phone in one of our supported countries. Your callers back in the states have no clue it is forwarding abroad and can bypass pesky international fees!

—–> Follow our Step by Step Guide: How to Port & Forward Calls to an International Number to ring in another country.

Want to do something else but it’s not here?

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