Transfer Phone Numbers
We Manage The Entire Number Porting Process For You
Porting is the term used to describe the process of transferring your business telephone numbers from your existing phone service provider to a new provider.
Until the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 it was not possible to port your businesses phone number to a different carrier.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 allows any person or business to transfer from a wireless, wire line, or VoIP provider to any other wireless, wire line, or VoIP provider and keep their existing phone numbers.
Can I Keep My Existing Phone Numbers?
Yes, in almost all cases.
Once you request service from AVAD, your old company may not refuse to port your number, even if you owe money for an outstanding balance or termination fee.
How Long Does Porting Take?
It can take 30 to 45 days to port your phone numbers. We start this process as soon as you sign your contract for services with AVAD. But this does not mean you have to wait 30 – 45 days to start service.
We can start your new service immediately using your existing phone numbers.
Do I have To Wait 30-45 Days To Start Service?
No, we can start your phone service immediately and keep your current business phone numbers.
We set up your new phone service with a temporary local phone number in your area code. We then set up Remote Call Forwarding of your existing numbers to the temporary local number we are using on your AVAD phone system. When a caller dials your existing phone numbers, they are directly connected to your new phone system with AVAD.
Do not terminate your service with your existing company before the porting process is complete.
This Sounds Complicated, What Do I Have To Do?
Not Much, one of the first pieces of information we ask you for is a copy of your most recent phone bill. We use the information on your phone bill to figure out all of the phone numbers you have and to make sure they are “Ported” to AVAD’s system.
We take this information and convert it to the proper forms and send a copy to you for signature. This is all you will need to do.
Sometime during the next 30-45 days your numbers will port to AVAD and you can close your account with the old phone service provider.