Phone Number Portability Land to Cell


Whoo Hoo. Lots of words in a title.

Via: Gizmodo: Phone number portability applies to land-lines as well. Which means if you decide to get rid of your land-line in favor of only cells, you can keep your phone number. Cool. When the Mrs and I were thinking about going land-line-less one of the issues was we’ve given our home phone as contact to alot of people over the 3 years we’ve had. If we changed we’d have to tell everyone about the change.

Since I still think eventually we will lose the land-line this is cool. Every time I fill out a form that asks for a phone number I think “Should I give them my cell phone instead?” Now I don’t have to worry about it as I can just make my land phone a cell later.

Written while listening to “30 Minutes”
album 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane
by t.A.T.u.


  1. Carlene says:

    Until two years ago when I got shacked up, I didn’t have a home phone at all. Didn’t make sense to me. I had a cable modem, I always had my cell phone on me, and long distance calls were free in my mobile plan. After I sold my soul to live in sin (and to buy a house) we found out that in order to hook up our alarm system we must have a hard wired land line.

    Now in addition to the alarm bill, I have a $22 monthly phone bill for a phone number I can barely remember and never use.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The reason we decided not to do it was 911 service from the house. We want the kids to be able to pick up a phone, dial 911 and have someone show up. Can’t currently do that in Houston.

    We’ve got our local phone service pared down to the minimum.

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