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  1. #1
    Floyd in Tampa
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    If I have my home number ported to my cell phone, do I have to change the
    cell number to the home number, or will I be able to use both numbers for
    calls to my cell phone? Also, can I then discontinue service at home, and
    still have the home number ported?





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  2. #2
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Porting question

    You would contact your cellular carrier, and they arrange for porting the home
    number to the cell, which would then have your "former" home number as the cell
    number. At such time as your home number is "given" over to the cell company,
    your home service would be cancelled.

    Swapping the two numbers if possible likely would require the cell company to
    be the same as the landline.



  3. #3
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Porting question


    "Floyd in Tampa" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > If I have my home number ported to my cell phone, do I have to change the
    > cell number to the home number, or will I be able to use both numbers for
    > calls to my cell phone? Also, can I then discontinue service at home,

    and
    > still have the home number ported?
    >

    As to your last question, yes ... you can, but contact SPCS first to start
    the transfer before you cancel your home LL number.

    As to your first question, I don't believe you can have both phone numbers
    on your cell phone.

    Bob





  4. #4
    O/Siris
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    Re: Porting question

    In article <Vvowb.29783$uP4.23182
    @newssvr32.news.prodigy.com>, Floyd in=20
    [email protected] says...
    > If I have my home number ported to my cell phone, do I have to change the
    > cell number to the home number,=20


    Well... you can have the number "take over" one you've=20
    already got, or, if your carrier allows (I presume SPCS=20
    from the one newsgroup to which this is posted?), you can=20
    set it up on a whole new subscription. But...

    > or will I be able to use both numbers for
    > calls to my cell phone? =20


    No, you can only have one number on a cell phone. Days of=20
    dual-NAM appear to be long gone. Once you port a home line=20
    over to cellular, it ceases to be a landline number.

    > Also, can I then discontinue service at home, and
    > still have the home number ported?


    Do NOT cancel service on a number you intend to transfer=20
    over. THE MOMENT you give permission to cancel service,=20
    that number is no longer yours to port. The port attempt=20
    will fail *and* it will no longer be available to try=20
    again.

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    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  5. #5
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Porting question

    Floyd in Tampa wrote:

    > If I have my home number ported to my cell phone, do I have to change the
    > cell number to the home number, or will I be able to use both numbers for
    > calls to my cell phone?


    From what I've heard, you will ONLY be able to use the ported number,
    and your old cell number will no longer work.




    > Also, can I then discontinue service at home, and
    > still have the home number ported?


    No. Your old account MUST be active when you port your number.
    Canceling the old service is part of the WLNP process, so when it's
    complete, your landline will be disconnected and your cell phone will
    take all calls.


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