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David McNamee
12-03-2003, 03:55 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.gizmodo.com/archives/010678.php' target='_blank'>http://www.gizmodo.com/archives/010678.php</a><br /><br /></div>Gizmodo points to an RCR Wireless News article discussing the winners and losers after a week of phone number portability (PNP) in the United States. It seems that Verizon and Nextel both had more subscribers bring their numbers to their respective services than took their numbers and ran. AT&T Wireless and Cingular were declared first-week losers after more subscribers left their services than joined. AT&T Wireless' woes are being blamed, in part, to recent problems with their GSM account activation process.<br /><br />The article points out that the number transfers are frequently taking longer than the promised two-and-a-half hours, with some taking as long as four days.<br /><br />Have you switched your mobile phone number to another carrier? How did it go?

Mike Temporale
12-03-2003, 06:26 PM
It's not available in Canada, but even if it was I wouldn't switch. I'm with Fido, and I love it. They are currently the underdog, and as such, they seem to be trying harder. I rarely have any issues, and IF I do, the customer support people are very nice (at least the ones I have dealt with).

I could see Rogers/AT&T being the big loser if it does happen here.

Robert Levy
12-03-2003, 07:52 PM
I've got a few more months left on my T-Mobile contract but once that's up it is very likely that I will switch to Verizon. I really like the plans that T-Mobile has, but the coverage just ain't cutting it for me.

12-03-2003, 07:54 PM
l thought about switching to ATT mainly to get a cheep Motorola but after hearing about their problems, looking at their coverage and plans I'm sticking with T-mobile; they must be Coming out with a Smart Phone soon...