Local Number Portability

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Local Number Portability(LNP)?

This is an FCC mandate that allows phone subscribers to transfer their number to or from another wireless or wire line carrier (referred to as "Port"). This allows a customer to take his or her number with them to another competitors system, or for a customer to bring a number from a competitors system to us.


Can I keep my paging phone number when I switch to or from a paging carrier?

Currently the FCC has not extended the LNP mandate to the paging industry. The paging carriers are not porting pager phone numbers to other competitors' systems.


Where can I find additional information?

For additional information on wireless LNP, contact the FCC's Consumer Center toll-free at: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice, 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, or visit their Web site at www.fcc.gov/cgb/NumberPortability.