Is this generally how most have handled this while waiting for the port?
When the porting is requested Oonma states that it may take 3 weeks or so.
Trust me you will have it in 5 days or so. If not sooner pending no problems.
When you port, and if it is a Virizone account after your tel. number, there is 4 didgits and you will see this on your bill, Be sure to include them on your porting info.
What I did is I kept my phone pluged into the land line and I checked every day of 4-5 days(don't remember) When it was disconnected I knew It was ported. Obviously I tested it to be sure.
The main Number Omma gave you when you activated your account will be replaced by your ported number.
I hope this helps
Some people setup their system with Ooma from the get go; connect all phones to Ooma. This is if you have "call forwarding" feature with existing service. Outgoing calls will show the temp number before port is done but incoming would still come to the temp Ooma number.bixatx wrote:Is this generally how most have handled this while waiting for the port?
Hooked up Ooma and all phones as the final setup with a temp number.
Before I removed my last landline phone, I forwarded the calls to the Ooma temp number. (I didn't think I had call forwarding, but tried it, and I did!)
At that point, it didn't matter what number a person called, they always rang the Ooma. Only side effect was outbound Ooma calls had the temp number caller-id. Afer running for a few days, I initiated the port.
When the porting completed, I rebooted the Ooma box and it took the official number. I needed to contact support to remove the temp number (new number became a secondary number) and change my My Ooma login. The port email said this would happen automatically, but it didn't. I'm still not using the secondary number, but it's available when I want it.
WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) was very high. Seamless, zero outage.