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Porting number to sipgate before broadband transfer

dangermouse

Member
I'm currently with BT but I'm transferring to Now Broadband on, or before, 26 April and I'd like to port my phone number to sipgate before then, so that Now give me a new number.

I understand that when the phone number is ported, this disconnects the broadband so obviously I want to minimise the downtime (I can use tethered mobile broadband to tide me over in the meantime) and I wonder if anyone else has ported their number in similar circumstances, or has any advice on how to avoid problems doing this?
 

kommando828

ULTIMATE Member
I ported my number to sipgate, on the day of the change the line still gave a dialing tone but dialing a number gave nothing and ADSL terminated. I went to 4G so did not reorder from another ADSL provider. I doubt you can migrate to sipgate with an existing transfer in place to another ISP, you can after but it has to be a special migration without service termination and only a few ISP's support it, a question for Now.
 

dangermouse

Member
Thanks. I'll contact Now after the transfer to ask if they support it. If not, I may transfer to 4G/5G in 12 months anyway so I'll wait until then.
 
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