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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Verizon DSL - convert to dry loop and port number procedure Reply with quote Back to top

I currently have Verizon DSL and local phone service and would like to convert to dry loop and port my number to Vonage. I called Verizon and they confirmed that dry loop is available for me. I'm just looking for the procedure that will minimize the pain involved.

I found this post from a few years ago -- http://www.vonage-forum.com/ftopic6692.html . Can anyone confirm if this is still the preferred route to take. Basically, just switching to credit card payment, signing up with Vonage, and the conversion to dry loop and cancelling the Verizon phone line takes care of itself? Seems too easy. And do you convert the entire VZ bill to cc or just the DSL portion (if that's possible)?

I'm hesitant to call VZ again and ask them any more questions since I get a different answer each time from each different CSR.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

This entire process is painful. Even if you can do it you will likely lose DSL for a while when they take it off your account and then you transfer to Vonage.

Here is an idea - I don't know if it will work but you can try it.

1) Order a distinctive ring number for your phone account.
2) Wait till it is activated and test it out.
3) Call Verizon and tell them you want the distinctive ring number as the primary and the other as the distinctive ringer number.
4) Ensure the bill now shows the new number, etc.
5) Setup the port.
6) The DSL should be tied to the number you don't care about and thus the port on the distinctive ring should go through.
7) Cancel the phone service but keep it as dry loop.

Well that sounds like a lot of work... I don't know if it would work but you could try. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Sorry scratch that... I just read a forum that said you can't port DR numbers to Vonage.
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