If by that you merely mean that the FCC mandates that all numbers be portable between carriers, well, I already know that. But ... there are two exceptions:niknak wrote:according to the FCC the answer to your question is NO
1. There is an FCC exemption in some cases where there are technical limitations that prevent it.
2. There is a technically illegal situation where the carrier just makes it so aggravating that you eventually give up.
It's #2 that I'm mostly asking about.
For example my number was issued by Verizon when they were still Bell Telephone a very long time ago.
About 5 years ago I ported it to Vonage.
When I got ooma this year and requested a port from Vonage what actually happened is that Vonage reversed the port from Verizon and then ooma picked the number up.
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
That being said, I have not heard of anyone having a hard time porting a number from ooma, but remember, ooma is a voip service provider, not a telephone company. The port actually occurs between ooma's CLEC partner and the receiving company