FCC Makes Phone Number Portability Even Faster

[qi:105] The Federal Communications Commission issued an order today that makes number portability faster. Carriers now have one day instead of four to switch phone numbers when requested by a customer’s new carrier. Large carriers have nine months to comply with this rule. The new order impacts the U.S. phone companies more, for they are the ones losing wireline customers at a rapid clip. With many of them going completely wireless, cable companies are picking up customers for their broadband phone service just as fast. This ruling is going only to exacerbate phone companies’ problems, but the cable companies are understandably thrilled. (Related posts: Area Codes Are Dead )