Jump to content

Porting question


vandi
 Share

Recommended Posts

I'm converting one of my lines from VOIP to Sprint since there is a deal where you save $100 if you port a number.

 

I tried to pull in a number that came from Verizion Wireless to my VOIP provider some odd years ago, and I attempted to port that number out of my VOIP to Sprint... Sprint now says that they can't port the number, something between it being either a 1x number or iden or something of the sort... This was at a store but it just seems odd.

 

When checking the eligibility with sprint says that it's not able to be ported.  Verizon says they can port it.  I guess they pull their number back? Can someone explain this at all?  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hrm, that's a thought...yeah.. google doesn't support it.. :(  my guess is that I would need to port it back to verizon and then see where I could port it too...

 

Verizon says it would take 10 days to port..I guess I would activate it on a verizon handset.. pay what ever fees it would take and then see if it could be ported out.. $36 activation fee.. service for how many days???  Porbably $100 for a stupid number.

 

not sure if it's worth it.

 

Just curious what could block porting of a number such as this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hrm, that's a thought...yeah.. google doesn't support it.. :(  my guess is that I would need to port it back to verizon and then see where I could port it too...

 

Verizon says it would take 10 days to port..I guess I would activate it on a verizon handset.. pay what ever fees it would take and then see if it could be ported out.. $36 activation fee.. service for how many days???  Porbably $100 for a stupid number.

 

not sure if it's worth it.

 

Just curious what could block porting of a number such as this.

Can you port it to a Verizon Prepaid MVNO?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can you port it to a Verizon Prepaid MVNO?

 

The few that I looked at didn't have a porting eligibility page. It might be possible, but no way to very without ordering is what a couple of them said.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You might be able to call verizon and tell them to release the number for porting, since there was a law about being allowed to port a number from anywhere to anywhere.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The number originated with Verizon Wireless (could even have been Alltel even) and then ported to my current VOIP provider.  So I'm sure if I called Verizon they would go HUH? we don't have that number...  I'm sure they have the block on it, but getting to the right department would probably be a nightmare.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did a "find co" on the number at dsl reports and it can't find the area code??.. it's 704-999-xxxx  if any one is curious.

That's the area code for North Carolina.

 

I remember working at ATT, business lines couldn't be ported out, only redirected, but cellphone and home lines could be ported anywhere, back and forth. Strange.

 

 

-Luis

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...