What is number porting?

Porting is the process of transferring a phone number from one telephone service provider to another. 

Number porting has the advantage of retaining the same number while switching service providers. This means that you will not experience service disruptions, and companies can retain their user base from existing phone numbers. Phone number porting must be requested by the owner of the phone number.

The porting of 100 numbers or more is considered a  project porting request. Porting 100 phone numbers or fewer is a normal porting request. A project porting request requires that the numbers to be ported belong to the same account of the same carrier.  

We offer number portability for most of the carriers in the following countries:

Australia, Canada, and the United States. 

Please note that number porting is supported only within the boundary of each country. For example, you cannot port a number originally serviced by a service provider from the United States to one in the United Kingdom.

Note: VoIP numbers, including Google Voice, Skype, etc. can be ported into Plivo.

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