Early Switchers feeling the pain


Sometime its bad being an early adopter – or in this case early switcher. The Wall Street Journal reports on continuing troubles with switching cell phone carriers.

bq. The problems appeared to arise from incompabitilies between carriers’ software used in a preliminary step to clear the number transfers, according to several people familiar with the process. Several carriers are using different vendors for this step, and when the different programs fail to match up customer information such as billing address and social security number, they necessitate a manual transfer, rather than an automatic transfer, these people said, creating a big backlog.

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