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 )