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Standard User john71
(experienced) Wed 15-May-13 16:03:12
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Porting BT call sign number?


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Has anyone ported a BT call sign number over to VOIP or Sipgate in particular?

Im thinking of doing this but wish to keep the primary number and the BT account active. Sipgate say it is possible for a £20 fee, but from what I have read it will cease the BT account and any services on the line.

Any thoughts?
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 15-May-13 18:50:31
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Re: Porting BT call sign number?


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if you were to stop the Callsign service it wouldn't cease the line, so I don't follow why that would be the case with porting it to VoIP.

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Standard User sean2003
(experienced) Sat 08-Jun-13 15:36:38
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Re: Porting BT call sign number?


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I ported a call sign number in the past, it didn't go as well as it should have.

I work in the VoIP industry and see ports go through every day, call sign ports certainly have a tendency to go wrong more than normal number ports.

It can certainly be done - best to be prepared for interruption on the numbers and potentially a loss of broadband for a time if all goes badly wrong.


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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 20-Jun-13 21:55:20
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Re: Porting BT call sign number?


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My phone number (originally Bell Cable, then NTL, then Virgin Media) was ported to BT as a callsign, then moved to Sipgate.

BT insisted my VM number was the primary number so when I tried porting it, they cancelled the second number rather than move that to the primary. They then cancelled the primary, rather than re-instate the secondary as a primary.

I think you get the picture. smile

Be prepared for lots of hassle!


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Standard User Olly232
(member) Mon 08-Jul-13 12:16:00
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Re: Porting BT call sign number?


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In reply to a post by john71:
Has anyone ported a BT call sign number over to VOIP or Sipgate in particular?

Im thinking of doing this but wish to keep the primary number and the BT account active. Sipgate say it is possible for a £20 fee, but from what I have read it will cease the BT account and any services on the line.

Any thoughts?

Have you managed to do this yet John? I would like to do the same thing and cannot afford to lose the primary number, or the call sign number for that matter.
Standard User john71
(experienced) Mon 08-Jul-13 21:50:13
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Re: Porting BT call sign number?


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In reply to a post by Olly232:
In reply to a post by john71:
Has anyone ported a BT call sign number over to VOIP or Sipgate in particular?

Im thinking of doing this but wish to keep the primary number and the BT account active. Sipgate say it is possible for a £20 fee, but from what I have read it will cease the BT account and any services on the line.

Any thoughts?

Have you managed to do this yet John? I would like to do the same thing and cannot afford to lose the primary number, or the call sign number for that matter.


No, I use the primary number for business and have a year free from O2 and a credit from them to place me in contract so cant afford to take the risk of being totally disconnected in error.
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