require carriers to transfer consumers' telephone numbers utilizing number-portability provisions in one business day
The FCC said all providers -- with the exception of small carriers -- will be required to implement the new one-day number-porting interval within nine months, after certain requirements are addressed.
This is also interesting:The providers henceforth must notify VoIP customers before their service will be discontinued, reduced, or impaired. "Interconnected VoIP providers can no longer close shop without notice, leaving customers unexpectedly without phone service or recourse
Hopefully this will improve porting into ooma for new customers.This is mostly a reply to Verizon's marketing tactics that the FCC deemed unlawful earlier this year. Instead of transferring the customers' services to another provider, Verizon had taken this four-day period to phone the customers and talk them into staying with them.