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Was Your Number Port Rejected? Here are 8 Reasons Why

  Transferring your business number to a new service provider shouldn’t take a lot of time or trouble. Sometimes, however, number porting turns into a giant headache. When you’re transferring your number to a new provider, the last thing you want to hear is, “The port was rejected.”   What does porting your number mean? Simply put, when you change service providers for your phone service, porting your number refers to keeping the same number you had with your previous carrier. Businesses prefer to port their number rather than accept a new one to minimize disruption for their clients or customers. Sometimes, a number simply can’t get ported. According to the FCC, “If you are moving to a new geographic area, you may not be able to keep your current phone number when changing providers. Also, some rural wireline service providers may obtain waivers for the porting requirement from state …

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Phone Number Porting & Call Forwarding: What’s the Difference?

Do you find yourself in a position where your calls are coming in for the business, but they’re being sent to the wrong place? What do you do in that scenario? Well, the first problem might be that people are dialing the wrong number, but chances are, you’ve already got the phone number straightened out. When people are calling your main business line, but you want those calls to be sent to somewhere else, what you’ll do is to have those calls forwarded to another number, or another phone. That’s call forwarding. When you want your business phone number moved to somewhere else, entirely—that’s called porting. This is what we’re going to explain in this article. Once you understand what the words, “forwarding” and “porting” actually mean, it’s very simple, but understanding what each of these words mean is the key and is the first step. Hence, the reason for …

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What Happens While Your Number is Being Ported?

  What is the first concern you have when switching phone service providers? It probably won’t take you long to answer. You’re probably going to be worried about what is going on with your long-held business phone number while your new provider is porting it into the service. There is actually nothing to worry about, and here’s what you need to know about the process.   Your Number is Still Yours One of the more common misconceptions about porting a phone number is that the new provider takes ownership of the number. You absolutely retain ownership of your number, and the FCC guarantees that your provider will allow you to transfer your number out if you decide to switch again to another service provider. Your number is your number. The thing that is being transferred during a port is merely the phone service from one carrier to another; ownership is …

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What to Do When Your Service Provider Won’t Port Your Number

    Phone number ports usually go pretty smoothly, letting your number seamlessly transfer to the new carrier without issue. There can be complications sometimes, though, and one of those complications is when your old carrier just will not release the number to your new carrier. In most cases this can be remedied with a little support from your new service provider, but if the old provider persistently refuses to release your number, this is what you can do.   Contact the porting agent at your new provider. This may or may not apply to you, as it depends on who your new provider is and whether or not they have a porting department to provide direct support throughout the porting process. If you are porting a number into Talkroute, an agent will be there to assist you with any issue that may arise, as well as provide updates on …

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How to Port a Number from RingCentral to Talkroute

Looking to transfer your existing phone number out of RingCentral? Then you’ve come to the right place because this is the complete guide for porting your RingCentral number to Talkroute. The porting process can be lengthy and frustrating in some cases; however, it usually goes pretty smoothly as long as you complete the necessary steps, and RingCentral is one of the services that makes it relatively painless to port-out your number. Here is how to port your RingCentral number to Talkroute. 1. Prepare yourself beforehand by gathering your information. Before you get started, it’s good to put together all the information you have that is associated with your phone number. Start with your most recent phone bill, which you will need to send to your Talkroute porting agent for verification. (See #3 of this article) Then, call RingCentral, and ask them if they will send you a Customer Service Report …

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How to Port a Number from Time Warner to Talkroute

If you’re porting your phone number to a new service provider, and your current provider happens to be Time Warner, then you’re in luck because they usually process port-outs in a timely manner. They also make it easy to access your phone bill on demand, which your Talkroute porting agent will need for verification. Here is how to successfully port your Time Warner number to Talkroute. 1. Prepare yourself beforehand by gathering your information. Before you get started, it’s good to put together all the information you have that is associated with your phone number. Start with your most recent phone bill, which you will need to send to your Talkroute porting agent for verification. (See #3 of this article) Then, call Time Warner, and ask them if they will send you a Customer Service Report (CSR), or a similar document that contains all the information they have on file …

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In a Shared Office Space, Get Your Own Phone Bill

    For most individuals and businesses, one thing you don’t usually worry about is getting the phone bill from your service provider. This is typically not an issue because they can furnish a bill for any phone number you own upon request, at any time. In most cases, you are the account holder, which means that the provider has no problem giving you a bill or CSR (Customer Service Report) for your number whenever you need it; however, there is an exception that makes obtaining your phone bill an unexpected challenge.   The Shared Office Space There is at least one case in which you will have a really hard time getting your phone bill, and that is when, though you are the one using your phone number, you are not the account holder for this number.   This happens when your business operates out of a shared office …

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What Happens After You Port a Number to a Virtual PBX?

The foremost thing you have to understand about ports is that when you take your number from one service provider, and port it to a provider, it is a clean transfer. That is, once the port to your new virtual PBX is complete, the phone number is no longer associated with the losing carrier, in any way. This leads us to the second most important point, which is this: The old phone will stop working. Let’s say that 555-1234 is your primary business phone number, and this number is attached to a desk phone in your office. What makes it possible for that desk phone to ring when people dial 555-1234? It rings because the service provider, whether AT&T, or Comcast, or whoever, has activated the line going into this phone by attaching the number, 555-1234, to that line. When you port that number away to your new provider, the …

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How to Port a Phone Number from Vonage to Talkroute

Porting your Vonage phone number to Talkroute is just like porting any other number, except for the fact that they do not list your phone number on the phone bill, which is necessary to prove that you have authority to port the number. This article will explain how to work around that, as well as step-by-step instructions for getting your Vonage number successfully ported to Talkroute. 1. Gather pertinent information for the number you’re porting. Before you even get started, it’s a good idea to put together all the information you have that is associated with your phone number. Start with your most recent phone bill, which you will need to submit to your Talkroute porting agent when you put in the port request. Then, call Vonage and ask them if you can have a Customer Service Report (CSR), or a similar document with another name, which contains all the …

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How Long Does it Take to Transfer My Number to a New Provider?

  You would think that transferring your phone number to a new carrier would be instantaneous, but due to the nature of the telecom infrastructure, it does take a little time.   There are a few things that have to happen to move your number from one carrier to another (this is called a port), and the elapsed time may vary depending on how quickly your current provider processes the port.   On average, ports take 7-10 days to complete; however, they can take up to 4 weeks in rare cases. This is contingent on a few things, and for the remainder of this article, we will look into what causes delays.   Your new provider does not respond to your request right away. The first thing that can delay the porting process is when your new provider does not respond to you in a timely manner to your request …

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