Number portability tips

May 23 2004 - 05:11 PM ET | Number portability
With nationwide wireless number portability coming to US comsumers tomorrow, we thought a few tips would be appropriate: * has a page on how to transfer your number if you want to get a new phone/contract through them. Very detailed. * While LNP hasn't been all that popular, it was only for the top 100 markets. Problems in the system could occur tomorrow. * You'll probably need a new phone. There are a few sites begging to recycle your old one--let one. * Remember that you can't just switch carriers if you're still under contract. Most carriers will make you pay out the contract, which will quickly evaporate the savings of switching. * Sites like MyRatePlan can make looking for a new carrier much easier.