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  1. #1
    P Reality
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    http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/030910/telec...ireless_1.html


    Verizon Wireless has been virtually alone in actively supporting number
    portability, even though its rivals have said they are ready to
    implement it by the Nov. 24 deadline.

    The Bedminster, New Jersey-based company said Alltel Corp. (NYSE:AT -
    News), AT&T Wireless Services Inc. (NYSE:AWE - News), Cingular Wireless,
    Nextel Communications Inc. (NasdaqNM:NXTL - News) and Sprint PCS Group
    (NYSE:PCS - News) were making it difficult to switch.

    Verizon Wireless said those companies were unwilling to consider testing
    number portability between the operators to ensure that the service will
    work.


    ==============


    This news story gives the Verizon spin. Up till recently Verizon lead
    the battle against portability, now it is playing white knight, hoping
    it has the most to gain from portability.



    See More: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability




  2. #2
    William Bray
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    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    This is propaganda. The FCC has selected AT&T and Cingular for the
    first tests. Small outfits are fighting number portability as it is
    literally too much for their systems to handle. VZN just wants more
    customers.

    P Reality <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/030910/telec...ireless_1.html
    >
    >
    > Verizon Wireless has been virtually alone in actively supporting number
    > portability, even though its rivals have said they are ready to
    > implement it by the Nov. 24 deadline.
    >
    > The Bedminster, New Jersey-based company said Alltel Corp. (NYSE:AT -
    > News), AT&T Wireless Services Inc. (NYSE:AWE - News), Cingular Wireless,
    > Nextel Communications Inc. (NasdaqNM:NXTL - News) and Sprint PCS Group
    > (NYSE:PCS - News) were making it difficult to switch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless said those companies were unwilling to consider testing
    > number portability between the operators to ensure that the service will
    > work.
    >
    >
    > ==============
    >
    >
    > This news story gives the Verizon spin. Up till recently Verizon lead
    > the battle against portability, now it is playing white knight, hoping
    > it has the most to gain from portability.


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  3. #3
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    All these companies have had 1-2 years of stalling, etc. Although sprint
    may not be very speedy in implementing the portability their billing
    department is very efficient at charging for it prior to implementation.


    It seems that verizon has the most to gain by prompt implementation, the
    others lose less by being slower, seems like they all are doing what is
    in the best interest of themselves---so what else is new.

    [email protected] (William Bray) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > This is propaganda. The FCC has selected AT&T and Cingular for the
    > first tests. Small outfits are fighting number portability as it is
    > literally too much for their systems to handle. VZN just wants more
    > customers.
    >
    > P Reality <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/030910/telec...ireless_1.html
    > >
    > >
    > > Verizon Wireless has been virtually alone in actively supporting number
    > > portability, even though its rivals have said they are ready to
    > > implement it by the Nov. 24 deadline.
    > >
    > > The Bedminster, New Jersey-based company said Alltel Corp. (NYSE:AT -
    > > News), AT&T Wireless Services Inc. (NYSE:AWE - News), Cingular Wireless,
    > > Nextel Communications Inc. (NasdaqNM:NXTL - News) and Sprint PCS Group
    > > (NYSE:PCS - News) were making it difficult to switch.
    > >
    > > Verizon Wireless said those companies were unwilling to consider testing
    > > number portability between the operators to ensure that the service will
    > > work.
    > >
    > >
    > > ==============
    > >
    > >
    > > This news story gives the Verizon spin. Up till recently Verizon lead
    > > the battle against portability, now it is playing white knight, hoping
    > > it has the most to gain from portability.

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  4. #4
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability


    "P Reality" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/030910/telec...ireless_1.html
    >
    >
    > Verizon Wireless has been virtually alone in actively supporting number
    > portability, even though its rivals have said they are ready to
    > implement it by the Nov. 24 deadline.
    >
    > The Bedminster, New Jersey-based company said Alltel Corp. (NYSE:AT -
    > News), AT&T Wireless Services Inc. (NYSE:AWE - News), Cingular Wireless,
    > Nextel Communications Inc. (NasdaqNM:NXTL - News) and Sprint PCS Group
    > (NYSE:PCS - News) were making it difficult to switch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless said those companies were unwilling to consider testing
    > number portability between the operators to ensure that the service will
    > work.
    >
    >
    > ==============
    >
    >
    > This news story gives the Verizon spin. Up till recently Verizon lead
    > the battle against portability, now it is playing white knight, hoping
    > it has the most to gain from portability.


    How long have the carriers been charging customers for this?





  5. #5
    Maokh
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    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability


    heheheh....seems soo childish.

    Verizon is "telling on" sprint and cingular because they did it on
    PURPOSE for NO REASON.

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  6. #6
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    P Reality wrote:
    >
    > Verizon Wireless has been virtually alone in actively supporting
    > number portability, even though its rivals have said they are ready to
    > implement it by the Nov. 24 deadline.


    That's not *entirely* accurate. While they've done a 180 recently, and now
    claim to fully support it, they were, in fact, the ones who initiated the
    court cases against WLNP in the first place.
    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  7. #7
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    P Reality wrote:

    <snip>

    > ==============
    >
    >
    > This news story gives the Verizon spin. Up till recently Verizon lead
    > the battle against portability, now it is playing white knight, hoping
    > it has the most to gain from portability.


    Dang, Philly, props on that. I misread that the first time and thought you
    were agreeing. You're right.
    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  8. #8
    Sprintposter
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    > The FCC has selected AT&T and Cingular for the
    > first tests.


    You have an URL for that?



  9. #9
    P Reality
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Justin" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "P Reality" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > > http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/030910/telec...ireless_1.html
    > >
    > >
    > > Verizon Wireless has been virtually alone in actively supporting number
    > > portability, even though its rivals have said they are ready to
    > > implement it by the Nov. 24 deadline.
    > >
    > > The Bedminster, New Jersey-based company said Alltel Corp. (NYSE:AT -
    > > News), AT&T Wireless Services Inc. (NYSE:AWE - News), Cingular Wireless,
    > > Nextel Communications Inc. (NasdaqNM:NXTL - News) and Sprint PCS Group
    > > (NYSE:PCS - News) were making it difficult to switch.
    > >
    > > Verizon Wireless said those companies were unwilling to consider testing
    > > number portability between the operators to ensure that the service will
    > > work.
    > >
    > >
    > > ==============
    > >
    > >
    > > This news story gives the Verizon spin. Up till recently Verizon lead
    > > the battle against portability, now it is playing white knight, hoping
    > > it has the most to gain from portability.

    >
    > How long have the carriers been charging customers for this?


    Sprint and Nextel for 2 months now, Verizon not at all, what about AT&T
    Justin?



  10. #10
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    I think verizon is so anxious for interoperator testing because
    they do not hve theirs working right and hope to learn from those that
    have, how to do it.


    O/Siris wrote:

    > P Reality wrote:
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    >>==============
    >>
    >>
    >>This news story gives the Verizon spin. Up till recently Verizon lead
    >>the battle against portability, now it is playing white knight, hoping
    >>it has the most to gain from portability.

    >
    >
    > Dang, Philly, props on that. I misread that the first time and thought you
    > were agreeing. You're right.





  11. #11
    P Howard
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    I have heard things myself that are quite to the contrary of what Jerome
    says below. That VZW's porting is up and running already. Then
    again... we're both only speculating...

    --
    Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user


    Jerome Zelinske <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I think verizon is so anxious for interoperator testing because
    > they do not hve theirs working right and hope to learn from those that
    > have, how to do it.
    >
    >
    > O/Siris wrote:
    >
    > > P Reality wrote:
    > >
    > > <snip>
    > >
    > >>==============
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>This news story gives the Verizon spin. Up till recently Verizon lead
    > >>the battle against portability, now it is playing white knight, hoping
    > >>it has the most to gain from portability.

    > >
    > >
    > > Dang, Philly, props on that. I misread that the first time and thought you
    > > were agreeing. You're right.

    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  12. #12
    P Reality
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (P Howard) wrote:

    > I have heard things myself that are quite to the contrary of what Jerome
    > says below. That VZW's porting is up and running already. Then
    > again... we're both only speculating...


    and a URL for that is.........



  13. #13
    Cell Academician
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    [email protected] (p lane) wrote in article

    > It seems that verizon has the most to gain by prompt implementation, the
    > others lose less by being slower, seems like they all are doing what is
    > in the best interest of themselves---so what else is new.


    Partially true.

    The studies all show that Verizon will gain the most
    by LNP, which is why they are now the lone carrier
    promoting it (as well as for the good publicity it
    brings them).

    Where Verizon is really on target is in taking the other
    carriers to task for the outrageous fees they are adding
    to their bills under the guise that the fees are to pay for
    LNP. Verizon charges no fee, and has said that if they
    do decide to charge one then it will reflect the actual cost
    of implementing LNP, which they say will be covered by
    15-25 cents per month per subscriber.

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  14. #14
    P Howard
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability

    It is already posted on these newsgroups. In VZW's challenge to their
    competition regarding further attempts to delay LNP, they have cited
    their new call center which has been built specifically for LNP... they
    have already hired customer service reps for that call center and are
    training them now. In addition, one of my business contacts is a store
    manager for VZW, and he mentioned monthly mandatory online trainings for
    all of their employees that has been going on since June, as well as new
    procedures in their POS systems marked porting or something to that
    effect.

    --
    Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user


    P Reality <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] (P Howard) wrote:
    >
    > > I have heard things myself that are quite to the contrary of what Jerome
    > > says below. That VZW's porting is up and running already. Then
    > > again... we're both only speculating...

    >
    > and a URL for that is.........


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  15. #15
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Verizon says Sprint, Cingular drag heels on Number portability


    "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > It is already posted on these newsgroups. In VZW's challenge to their
    > competition regarding further attempts to delay LNP, they have cited
    > their new call center which has been built specifically for LNP... they
    > have already hired customer service reps for that call center and are
    > training them now. In addition, one of my business contacts is a store
    > manager for VZW, and he mentioned monthly mandatory online trainings for
    > all of their employees that has been going on since June, as well as new
    > procedures in their POS systems marked porting or something to that
    > effect.
    >
    > --
    > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user


    How does this all work? If Verizon is the only one ready (speculation) and
    they allow someone to take a number, can they actually take the number if
    the other carrier is just going to assign them a new number? Do both
    carriers have to be ready?





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