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Yes you can switch carriers and keep your no. if you give the provider you're switching to your PAC code to get this simply contact your current carrier!!! (That's the story here in Britain anyway)
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If you needed to do this before 2004 then the answer would have been �no� but as of May 24, 2004 this has become a possibility. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has passed a mandate which requires all cell phone carriers to allow Wireless Local Number Portability, which essentially is a service whereby cell phone users get to keep their existing cell phone numbers while switching to another service provider.
Earlier when cell phone users wanted to change their carrier, just the thought of giving the new cell phone number to all their family and acquaintances was enough to dissuade them from doing so, even if they were unhappy with the services of their existing carrier. But with the Number Portability rule coming into effect, service providers are now obligated to let subscribers leave with their cell phone numbers thus making it possible to switch to new carriers (which was also possible before Number Portability provided a user did not mind changing his cell phone number).
Number Portability has come as a boon for people who wanted to change their cell phone carriers for various reasons such as lower rates, better coverage area of the new carrier, and unsatisfactory service provided by their existing carrier. On the flip side, it is definitely not good news for service providers as it has increased competition in an already heavily competitive market. Now they not only have to come up with new ways to attract customers, but also have to worry about keeping the existing ones. Alarmed by this scenario, companies are starting to adjust and alter their ways of conducting business. Some have lowered their rates; some have completely revamped their service departments; while some have announced new schemes like family share plans, in a bid to keep subscribers from switching to different carriers.
On the whole Number Portability seems like good news for cell phone users, but it does come at a price. Cell phone carriers have already started charging an extra fee so as to �cover� expenses related to developing technology to make number portability available. You might also be required to pay certain charges such as early cancellation fees to your existing carrier if your contract has not expired.
Number Portability has hence proved useful for people wanting to switch carriers and keep their cell number, but has placed an additional burden on people not looking to do the same.
One main thing to keep in mind is the L in WLNP. Wireless LOCAL Number Portability. You have to be switching from one carrier in your LOCAL area to another carrier in your LOCAL area. Say if you move from Maine to Florida. You cannot keep your same number. If you move from NYC to upstate NY - you cannot keep your same number. It must be the same local area. This is the part of WLNP that was never explained correctly when they changed this rule. There should have been more of an emphasis on the local part when they were promoting it.
Please know that to keep your number while switching carriers you must not discontinue your service with the carrier until the switch has been made by the carrier you are switching toooo!!!if you discontinue the service, you are feed. and yes, you can switch carriers and change your number.
Yes, make sure you tell them right away (when you change carriers). I've kept the same number for over 6 years now & I have been with 3 different carriers. You just have to make sure you tell them when you are changing carriers. Most companies ask you if you want to bring your current number with you. They will handle everything for you, all you need to do is call them & sit back and relax.
Also, make sure you do not cancel your current cell phone account until your number has been ported. If you do this, you will lose your number. Also, if you are switching to an unlimited plan, you may be able to get a great deal on your phone.
Yes..If you just switch the number and not the phone, the phone is going to still be monitored.
Yes you can switch and keep the same number but a fee applies and it has to be requested by the new company.
It depends on the service provider. This is possible in many Asian countries. No, you can retain your same number though.
Yes. However you can only switch your number while your Cricket service is still on otherwise it won't work.
It sure does, they'll get it when they switch their phone on.
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If the messages are saved on the memory of the phone itself, you can still view your old messages. Some carriers allow you to save your data on an internet-based cloud.
Yes, you will keep your number because the number is saved to the sim card not onto the phone.
Get a new phone or simply change your phone number.
No - your SMS number is different to your mobile phone number (although texts still get to your phone). If you check your phone's settings - you'll see your SMS number listed under 'Service centre'
If you want the Sprint phone number on the Cingular phone. You will call Cingular and ask to port in your number. If you port in your number the Sprint phone will be canceled after the port is complete. If you are still under contract with Sprint you will have an Early Termination Fee. So make sure you are out of contract before you do this unless you don't mind paying $150-$200 for an ETF. If you are just wanting to switch the phone and keep Sprint Service while using a Cingular device. That does not work. Sprint doesn't used Unlocked phones.
Changing phone providers but keeping the same phone number is a process called "Number Portability." In the USA and Canada, most phone numbers are now portable, including the ability to port a landline number to a mobile phone (cell phone), or vice-versa. In many other countries, there is some degree of Number Portability, although usually only landline-to-landline or mobile-to-mobile. If you want to port your number, contact the new company you want to do business with and ask them if it is possible. Don't contact your current company yet, as they may complicate the matter unnecessarily.
You can't. The PIN would be texted directly to that phone number, so unless it's your phone or a friend's phone, you'd have no way of knowing what it was.
Yes - as long as the phone you buy on eBay is not blocked it will work straight away. if it is blocked you should take it to a shop to get it unblocked
30 days. then its not guaranteed the number will still be available if you choose metro pcs as your cell phone carrier again.
Yes they have to let you keep your number now.
yes it can get....
The number of carriers has not yet been identified but the number of people with angelman syndrome is 1,854,057,000. To figure out if your child has this disease before it is too late look for small head, big mouth and frequent seizures. It is a rare disease but can still happen to anyone.
Most carriers or cellphone service providers have roaming partners. They partner with the carriers in other countries, so you may still have signal when you travel abroad. But if you want to use SIM card from a local carrier, then you would need to unlock your phone first to do that.
Mobile phone insurance usually still requires a deductible to get a new phone in the case of theft or damage to your smartphone. Still, it is a much better deal than having to pay upwards of $500 for a new smartphone without the insurance. Most cellular carriers (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile) offer monthly insurance on smartphones.
As of today, 02/08/2011, the local phone number is disconnected and the '800' number is now a tanning bed company. If they are still open they dont have a phone.
Contact your service provider and ask whether your old number is still available.