Port your phone number? What’s that?
Port your phone number is a fancy term describing the process of transferring your existing phone number from one telephone service provider to another. You may also hear the term “LNP”. LNP stands for Local Number Portability. The FCC LNP rules protect your right to keep and/or transfer your existing phone number should you switch service providers or cancel service. This simply means you own your number and have the right to keep it. From the FCC.gov website:
*”Under the Federal Communications Commission’s “local number portability” (LNP) rules, so long as you remain in the same geographic area, you can switch telephone service providers, including interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and keep your existing phone number. If you are moving from one geographic area to another, however, you may not be able to take your number with you. Therefore, subscribers remaining in the same geographic area can switch from a wireless, wireline, or VoIP provider to any other wireless, wireline or VoIP provider and still keep their existing phone numbers.”
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