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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:25 am    Post subject: AT&T is Not The Answer Either Reply with quote Back to top

I recently posted the following article on my blog:

<Excerpt>
In spite of the hopeful results you may see on a Voip provider's web site, Local Number Portability (LNP) is not always the simple "switch" it is made out to be. Services like AT&T CallVantage report on their web sites that LNP is possible for your line only to report later (after you have their equipment) that it will not be possible with YOUR number.

The full article is here:
http://firethephoneco.com/serendipity/index.php?/archives/17-Keeping-Your-Local-Number-A-Hit-or-Miss-Proposition.html

Hope this helps readers realize that Vonage is not the only carrier having "fun" with LNP.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:45 am    Post subject: Re: AT&T is Not The Answer Either Reply with quote Back to top

PhoneEar wrote:
I recently posted the following article on my blog:

<Excerpt>
In spite of the hopeful results you may see on a Voip provider's web site, Local Number Portability (LNP) is not always the simple "switch" it is made out to be. Services like AT&T CallVantage report on their web sites that LNP is possible for your line only to report later (after you have their equipment) that it will not be possible with YOUR number.

The full article is here:
http://firethephoneco.com/serendipity/index.php?/archives/17-Keeping-Your-Local-Number-A-Hit-or-Miss-Proposition.html

Hope this helps readers realize that Vonage is not the only carrier having "fun" with LNP.

PhoneEar


PhoneEar, that is interesting. I think it is important to mention at Vonage has a tool in the sign up process that clearly tells you if your number can be ported.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

AT&T has one as well. It (incorrectly) still reports my number as "portable". There are so many issue with ILECs and CLECs using each other's wire, that is is often difficult for the Voip provider to know for sure whether the number will be ported.

Can you verify that the Vonage tool reports on the ILEC and not competitior that may be using their wire? If it is "guaranteed" I will report the same in my article.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

PhoneEar wrote:
AT&T has one as well. It (incorrectly) still reports my number as "portable". There are so many issue with ILECs and CLECs using each other's wire, that is is often difficult for the Voip provider to know for sure whether the number will be ported.

Can you verify that the Vonage tool reports on the ILEC and not competitior that may be using their wire? If it is "guaranteed" I will report the same in my article.

PhoneEar


I am not in a position to guarantee. However, I do not think you would find a single post in this forum (or elsewhere) of someone being duped into the Vonage service with a promise of LNP that was not within Vonage's means of providing.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Do you know someone at Vonage I could talk to? I am working on a book (the companion to the blog) and it would be great to know for sure?

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