Portability proves to be tricky

Dec 09 2003 - 12:17 AM ET | Number portability
The San Francisco Chronicle published an article that details some of the problems consumers have had switching carriers: bq. "Lin [a wireless analyst with American Technology Research] estimated that there have been problems with roughly a quarter of the transfers industrywide. Even error-free orders can take as long as 24 hours, far more than the 2.5-hour industry goal endorsed by the Federal Communications Commission."