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Standard User hk11
(experienced) Wed 09-Mar-11 13:29:15
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Porting


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Trying to change provider from Virgin Media to TalkTalk, but TT tell me they can't port my number. I've written to them for an explanation, but had no reply. Can anyone advise please?

Ref.
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/gc18r...

"consumers should not only have the ability to retain their phone number
(as they have had for many years) but should also be aware of this ability
and should be able to obtain number portability easily, reliably and
conveniently."

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
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Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 09-Mar-11 14:52:00
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Re: Porting


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Your # is assigned to VM and cannot be moved to another provider as of now.

The document you quote is a plan for telephone number portability; you missed the statement:
CDB to be populated ... with all ported fixed numbers as soon as reasonably practicable and, in any event, no later than 31 December 2012.


1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU BB
Standard User hk11
(experienced) Wed 09-Mar-11 15:04:55
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Re: Porting


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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Your # is assigned to VM and cannot be moved to another provider as of now.


When did this change please? (My number was on the BT network for a couple of years before moving it back to VM).

In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
The document you quote is a plan for telephone number portability;


Typical!

Why are some providers able to port and others not then? e.g. :-

http://www.voipfone.co.uk/PB_Porting_Numbers.php

"We can transfer any BT and Virgin Media (ex NTL & Telewest) number (01, 02, 0800, 0845, 0870, 0871 etc) onto our service."

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
My Broadband Speed Test
Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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Edited by hk11 (Wed 09-Mar-11 15:14:28)


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 09-Mar-11 17:55:07
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Re: Porting


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The porting is all down to the agreements that are in place, and the mess is why there are plans that you found, i.e. with people moving phone numbers around a LOT more than they used to it is an issue.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User hk11
(experienced) Thu 10-Mar-11 15:36:46
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Re: Porting


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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
The document you quote is a plan for telephone number portability;


So is this just a plan as well? :-

http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/tell-us/telecoms/servi...

Seems fairly clear to me, but .......

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
My Broadband Speed Test
Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Mar-11 17:13:24
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Re: Porting


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but ...
Whilst the new provider doesn’t have to accept this request


1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU BB
Standard User hk11
(experienced) Thu 10-Mar-11 17:20:32
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Re: Porting


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So as usual the poor customer doesn't have "a leg to stand on" frown

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
My Broadband Speed Test
Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Mar-11 17:27:34
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Re: Porting


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So take it up with Ofcom. You've read their statements; indeed you found them

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU BB
Standard User hk11
(experienced) Thu 10-Mar-11 17:55:02
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Re: Porting


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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
So take it up with Ofcom.


Waste of time IMHO.

Ofcom don't seem to want to help the customer at all. They don't even supply a contact email.

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
My Broadband Speed Test
Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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Standard User RandomJointer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 10-Mar-11 19:45:59
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Re: Porting


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The number always remains the porting property of the original issuer.

TalkTalk and Virgin have no Number Portability agreement between each other, they only have agreements with BT.

You will not be able to move a Virgin or TalkTalk number to anyone other than BT.

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