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Number Portability Issue

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by NYCDru, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. NYCDru

    NYCDru Sprint Newbie
    Senior Member

    Sep 21, 2002
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    My Phone:
    Motrola V3m
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint, Verizon(former), ATT(former),
    Yesterday I spent a good hour on the phone with Sprints number porting department and learned something very interesting. It is apparently IMPOSSIBLE for them to port a Boost mobile number into Sprint.

    My question is, isn't there some FCC regulation that REQUIRES THEM TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS?
    Isn't there some kind of massive daily fine every day they cant do this?

    Could someone please educate me on this? I would prefer to not have to port the number to an ATT/T-Mobile pre-paid phone in order to port it into Sprint.

    Thank you.
  2. AnthroMatt

    AnthroMatt Big Meanie
    Super Moderator Senior Member

    Jul 9, 2002
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    Mesa, AZ
    My Phone:
    Apple iPhone 7 Plus
    Wireless Provider(s):
    I am a bit surprised at the trouble, as it should be straightforward. However, I don't know whether they have to permit the port or not, since they are technically the same company.

    It is near impossible to port from Sprint to Boost, so I guess the reverse is true as well?

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