6 Replies Latest reply: May 29, 2008 11:56 AM by Tamara
Robert George Level 1 (70 points)
Does anyone have the 411 on porting numbers?

In our location we don't currently have an ATT store but coverage is available. Unfortunately, we can't port in local area codes. Is this really that difficult?

Any advice?

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  • Tbo6652 Level 4 (1,070 points)
    why cant you port numbers?...where in the world are you? in the united states, theres a federal law that allows all numbers to be ported to any phone company
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 (17,290 points)
    I use Google Grand Central. My cell number has a CA area code. I have a local area code number through GC and route the cell number to it.

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  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Actually, porting is allowed within your region. For example, if you're in MA and move to FL and change cell carriers, they don't need to port your number.
  • Robert George Level 1 (70 points)
    we are actually in south dakota -

    while there is currently no att store here (there must be one coming!) we get full service and coverage and we purchased our first iphone from an authorized ATT store outside the state -

    we recently called to buy another iphone and asked to have our current number ported in - with no luck whatsoever - perhaps we should persist?
  • CasperGemini Level 5 (4,305 points)
    As long as the number is local you should be able to port in. Call AT&T again and ask them why exactly you can't port the number. You may also want to contact your existing carrier and check to see if your number is eligible for port-out... for example, if the line is cancelled you may not be able to get your number.

  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    I'm betting that you would need to go back to the place you originally setup the account to port the number since ATT doesn't have any stores in SD.