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#9357 by sgrunspan
Fri May 08, 2009 2:49 pm
Ooma doesn't port mobile numbers, at least not at this time. I was wondering if it were possible to first port my mobile to landline and then to ooma? This seems obvious but I haven't found it in the forums. Does anyone see a problem with this?

I would plan to park the number for 1-2 months through my local telco on some $10/month plan until I was a)sure the port from sprint to local telco was complete and b) the port from local telco to ooma finished.

any insight appreciated.
#9774 by dmlanger
Sat May 16, 2009 1:45 pm
some companies make you sign a contract and have a policy that you need to stay with them for a set amount of time. they dont like getting transfers in and then transfers out.

they're also will most probably be a new customer/account set up fee, porting a number fee and/or cancellation fees

take a look at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/NumberPortability/
#9777 by trim81
Sat May 16, 2009 3:26 pm
I did not know that Ooma does not port mobile numbers...learned something new.

Anyhow, you have the right thinking.

Feel free to port it to a landline, or any other VOIP company and port it out.

fyi: to the above poster, you can simply use a prepaid cell phone (no contracts) as a porting hub ...tmobile prepaid cost like 10 bucks at walmart (or ebay)
#9787 by daet
Sat May 16, 2009 8:49 pm
#9788 by trim81
Sun May 17, 2009 2:11 am
Are you familiar with how porting works???

As soon as you port a number, the number becomes a number in a new CLEC.

In this case, the mobile number will no longer be Tmobile,ATT, sprint, or Verizon...

So from the new CLEC, the number is no longer considered a mobile number.

Again, yes you are able to port it
#9789 by daet
Sun May 17, 2009 2:36 am

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