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.

2 thoughts on “Phone Number Portability Land to Cell”

  1. 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. 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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