Help with number port from a AT&T

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bitco
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Help with number port from a AT&T

Post by bitco » Tue May 11, 2010 8:44 am

I am porting a landline number from AT&T. The port has been requested to OOMA. I read a post about porting a number from AT&T but I can no longer find it after much searching. The route I am following is to request stand-alone DSL on the day the number port is to go through. The post I saw said to order this stand-alone DSL seperately online and have it activated on the day the port is to go through. Do I order it as though I am a new customer? Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Help with number port from a AT&T

Post by lbmofo » Tue May 11, 2010 8:53 am

Customer Since: 3/13/10
Hardware: Telo & Hub
Service: Premier 12/06/10
Verizon Port: 3/15/10 - 4/02/10
Internet: 100 Mbps/10 Mbps
Setup: SB6141/R6700/Ooma
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Re: Help with number port from a AT&T

Post by joeed2 » Tue May 11, 2010 8:53 am

Search for "dry loop", you'll find lots of hits.

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Re: Help with number port from a AT&T

Post by bitco » Tue May 11, 2010 9:32 am

Thanks everybody, with your help I found what I was looking for here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6784&start=0&hilit=dry+loop+dsl

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Re: Help with number port from a AT&T

Post by dyoutsey » Tue May 18, 2010 7:03 am

I am requesting a dry loop from ATT. They said it would take 5-10 days w/out the internet working. Well Enough. My question is: After the internet comes back on, I can process my request for my old landline #, send Ooma a letter of authorization, then Ooma can process my request with ATT. Ooma says that it will take upwards of 3-4 weeks. What do I do about a online, Ooma phone# until then? Will they assign me a temporary number until my land line number becomes available? Or will I be without service for 1 month or more. Seems like a lengthy process to me.

Please advise,

Thanks,

Dave

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Re: Help with number port from a AT&T

Post by lbmofo » Tue May 18, 2010 10:06 am

Seems that you haven't actiavted your ooma device yet? I'd choose the option of "pick a temp number until port."
The port usually takes about 2 weeks so I'd activate your ooma device if you still have internet and get the port process started.
Customer Since: 3/13/10
Hardware: Telo & Hub
Service: Premier 12/06/10
Verizon Port: 3/15/10 - 4/02/10
Internet: 100 Mbps/10 Mbps
Setup: SB6141/R6700/Ooma
MainStreetSHARES Ebates: get Ca$h Back when you shop online!!

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