TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Different Area Codes, Same Rate Area, and LNP, Could This be Kept?

Different Area Codes, Same Rate Area, and LNP, Could This be Kept?
26 Aug 2006 19:51:38 -0700

I am very anxious about transferring my local phone number to Vonage
because I am worried that users that can call me for free now, will no
longer be able to. I live in the border line of two area codes, 225
and 985, I can call my friends 985 number locally, no long distance
charge, with my 225 number. However, since the number that vonage
temporatily assigned to me is considered long distance to this town, I
am scared that even though my current phone is local it might become a
distant number.

According to what I have read about LNP, when porting numbers from one
telco to another, you should remain in the same physical area; meaning
that I should be able to still call my friends without the need to
dial 1 and viceversa, as one would for long distance numbers. However,
I do not want a mistake like porting my number from local to long
distance to happen, and therefore, feel very anxious about this step
and I am for confirmation that what I understood is right and that
according to FCC rules it should remain local.

Currently Vonage gave me a temporary phone line, but since I guess low
requests in this area since most people dont have internet, they were
not able to give me a local number, and therefore cant receive calls
unless callers dial 1. However, something else tells me that by
porting my current phone vonage will gain or have access to a phone
line in this area and should keep it local, at least that is what
common sense tells me, but just need to confirm since I cant afford to
make this mistake.

I understand that if exchanging local carriers the number should
remain as local, but Vonage is over the internet and does not seem it
would remain local, but it could with third party exchange carriers.

Finally, should I be completely sure that my line will port and that
will remain local?

Thanks for reading and all your help.


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