Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
But to play devil's advocate, this still begs the question of what happens when the current provider becomes unavailable for whatever reason, so can't reverse the port themselves. Can the original issuer / owner "repossess" the number from an unavailable provider? And if so, can it be done in a timely enough manner to be worth it?murphy wrote:The original issuer of the phone number is the owner forever. ... When I decided to port it again to Ooma the port was not from Vonage to Ooma. Vonage reversed the port which moved it back to Verizon. Ooma then picked it up from Verizon.
This reminds me of the question, "What happens when you don't pay your exorcist?" Answer: You get repossessed !
The way Murphy described it is the way it is.....what happens when the current provider becomes unavailable for whatever reason, so can't reverse the port themselves...
You don't "own" your number, neither does any CLEC or VOIP Service Provider...all numbers are "owned" by the ILEC or RBOC for that ratecenter
The "losing company" does not initiate the port, the "receiving company" does, therefore they would just revert to the ILEC
If a CLEC were to go out of business, and no one else bought the rights to use them, the numbers would revert to the ILEC.
There woulod probably be a "grace period" where the numbers were held by the ILEC before being given out again.