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  1. #1
    Binary Sage
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    I'm currently a Boost users (Owned by Nextel) and I inquired at one of
    Nextel's stores about moving my phone number to a Nextel account. They said
    that they can't do that and didn't offer any explanation other than "it
    can't be done". This kind of stinks. I get great Nextel coverage at my
    business/home and I want to move to a cheaper subscription plan.

    Is it true that my phone number can not be moved over and if so, why?

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  2. #2
    wirelessjuan
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    Re: Can't move # from Boost to Nextel?


    "Binary Sage" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I'm currently a Boost users (Owned by Nextel) and I inquired at one of
    > Nextel's stores about moving my phone number to a Nextel account. They
    > said
    > that they can't do that and didn't offer any explanation other than "it
    > can't be done". This kind of stinks. I get great Nextel coverage at my
    > business/home and I want to move to a cheaper subscription plan.
    >
    > Is it true that my phone number can not be moved over and if so, why?


    Only the top 100 markets can port their number right now. As of May 24th
    all markets will have the ability to port.

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  3. #3
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: Can't move # from Boost to Nextel?

    In message <<[email protected]>> "Binary Sage"
    <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >I'm currently a Boost users (Owned by Nextel) and I inquired at one of
    >Nextel's stores about moving my phone number to a Nextel account. They said
    >that they can't do that and didn't offer any explanation other than "it
    >can't be done". This kind of stinks. I get great Nextel coverage at my
    >business/home and I want to move to a cheaper subscription plan.
    >
    >Is it true that my phone number can not be moved over and if so, why?


    Does Boost offer numbers in your area, and do they participate in
    wireless number portability?

    I'm not saying it's possible, but you could easily have been talking to
    someone on the slower side of the track. Their scripts probably say "no
    Nextel/Boost interoperability" when in reality it MIGHT be possible to
    simply port numbers back and forth.

    One thing you could try, don't tell them that it's Nextel vs Boost, just
    try to port the number.

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  4. #4
    Wirelessjuan
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    Re: Can't move # from Boost to Nextel?


    "DevilsPGD" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > In message <<[email protected]>> "Binary Sage"
    > <[email protected]> did ramble:
    >
    >>I'm currently a Boost users (Owned by Nextel) and I inquired at one of
    >>Nextel's stores about moving my phone number to a Nextel account. They
    >>said
    >>that they can't do that and didn't offer any explanation other than "it
    >>can't be done". This kind of stinks. I get great Nextel coverage at my
    >>business/home and I want to move to a cheaper subscription plan.
    >>
    >>Is it true that my phone number can not be moved over and if so, why?

    >
    > Does Boost offer numbers in your area, and do they participate in
    > wireless number portability?
    >
    > I'm not saying it's possible, but you could easily have been talking to
    > someone on the slower side of the track. Their scripts probably say "no
    > Nextel/Boost interoperability" when in reality it MIGHT be possible to
    > simply port numbers back and forth.
    >
    > One thing you could try, don't tell them that it's Nextel vs Boost, just
    > try to port the number.


    Try this link on Nextel's website to see if it's eligible?

    http://nextelonline.nextel.com/NASAp...ion/PECLanding

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  5. #5
    Binary Sage
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    Re: Can't move # from Boost to Nextel?

    I tried the site but I get at "Eligibility can't be determined." - which is
    why I then tried speaking to one of their reps.
    >
    > Try this link on Nextel's website to see if it's eligible?
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    > http://nextelonline.nextel.com/NASAp...ion/PECLanding
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  6. #6
    Scott Stephenson
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    Re: Can't move # from Boost to Nextel?


    "Binary Sage" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I tried the site but I get at "Eligibility can't be determined." - which

    is
    > why I then tried speaking to one of their reps.


    Where are you located?





  7. #7
    Binary Sage
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    Re: Can't move # from Boost to Nextel?

    San Diego - does that make a difference?

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    "Scott Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Binary Sage" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > I tried the site but I get at "Eligibility can't be determined." - which

    > is
    > > why I then tried speaking to one of their reps.

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    > Where are you located?
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  8. #8
    Scott Stephenson
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    Re: Can't move # from Boost to Nextel?


    "Binary Sage" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > San Diego - does that make a difference?
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    If the Boost number you have is a San Diego number, you should be able to
    port it.

    Just for kicks, I went to the website and put three different number in- one
    which I know is already assigned to Nextel, my landline number, and a phone
    number from rural Vermont (yeah- I know- its all rural in VT). The website
    told me that the first number couldn't be ported because it was already
    assigned to Nextel, my landline could be ported (I'm in a top 100 market)
    and the third number could not be ported at this time- all expected results.
    I didn't get the error message you did on any of the numbers.

    Try talking to Boost Customer Service about it, because it would appear to
    be some kind of problem between Boost and Nextel, and Boost is probably
    going to be more aware of it than Nextel.





  9. #9
    Eliot Sakhartov
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    Re: Can't move # from Boost to Nextel?

    I've moved Boost to Nextel. Just takes a little convincing to the customer
    service rep to do it. They're sometimes lazy.

    US Digital.

    "Binary Sage" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I tried the site but I get at "Eligibility can't be determined." - which

    is
    > why I then tried speaking to one of their reps.
    > >
    > > Try this link on Nextel's website to see if it's eligible?
    > >
    > > http://nextelonline.nextel.com/NASAp...ion/PECLanding
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  10. #10
    Binary Sage
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    Re: Can't move # from Boost to Nextel?

    I'm assuming that is the Nextel Customer Rep? Was it with a local store or
    via a phone call to them?

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    "Eliot Sakhartov" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I've moved Boost to Nextel. Just takes a little convincing to the

    customer
    > service rep to do it. They're sometimes lazy.
    >
    > US Digital.
    >
    > "Binary Sage" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I tried the site but I get at "Eligibility can't be determined." - which

    > is
    > > why I then tried speaking to one of their reps.
    > > >
    > > > Try this link on Nextel's website to see if it's eligible?
    > > >
    > > > http://nextelonline.nextel.com/NASAp...ion/PECLanding
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