Porting Dos and Don’ts (Keeping your existing Phone Number)

September 22, 2008 at 3:31 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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For convenience, you may wish to retain your existing telephone number that you use for business and move it over to @Home service (where all of your calls are free within the U.S.). Just (1) activate @Home and the Phone1 port and then (2) port over residential DN to @Home. Note: If you use DSL, before activating @Home using your residence’s DSL, be sure that you logically separate the DSL service from the number that you wish to port. You want to retain your DSL service while you delete your wireline service (leaving you with a “Dry Loop” or “Standalone DSL <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_DSL> “). Here’s an example to avoid: You use number (303) 555-1212 with DSL service from your wireline provider, set up @Home and then ask to port your number to T-Mobile (to use with @Home). Oops! When the line ports, the wireline provider may disconnect the DSL service that is associated with your residential DN, leaving you with no DSL and no @Home service for that number.

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