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shevans

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I have a BT voip phone line provided via the Openreach ONT but wondered how on earth I can migrate the telephone number to another ISP or voip service. I am nearly out of contract with BT but looking for a new provider, I would rather keep the number if possible.
 

Mark.J

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ISPreview Team
At present the process of switching your phone number to a VoIP provider is still quite manual, although I understand from some ISPs that when it's moving away from BT then a few providers are better equipped to handle it than others (you have to ask the new provider first). We actually covered this a lot last year and there are some caveats to consider:


A new and more automated number portability process is currently being designed, but it's unclear when this will enter the mainstream.. it's still at the experimental stage.
 

shevans

Casual Member
Hi Mark, thank you I did read the article last year but as I am technically VoIP moving from a BT VoIP service to another “service” I was unsure and in a bit of a grey area.

As the BT VoIP number is part of my FTTP package I suspect my FTTP will cease when it ports?
 

Mark.J

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ISPreview Team
Hmm BT are normally pretty good at handling number ports, so it may depend more upon which operator you're moving to. Ask both sides about it.
 
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