When moving a #BusinessPhoneNumber
from one phone service to another, what type of problems occur?
In the early days of VoIP service, there could be major delays in porting phone numbers from one phone service provider to another. The situation has improved, with numbers typically taking 24 – 48 hours to transfer. At worst, it takes a week to port numbers. More importantly, a business is not going to miss any calls. Phone.com gives businesses a temporary phone number to set-up the phone system. When the switch occurs, the temporary number is replaced with the company’s business numbers. There are two keys to successfully porting numbers from one phone service to another.
Make sure you are completely up to date with payments to your existing phone service provider.
Make sure that you don’t cancel your phone service until after the switch is complete. This is very important, as your existing carrier may delete your phone number if you cancel before the transfer can be completed.
Also, phone service customers should know that they have a legal right to transfer numbers from one carrier to another, and there is no charge for this service.