Well, my land line (775-0119) is currently in a state of disrepair. It works, I can call out just fine, but nobody can call me via it. If you dial that number, you’ll get a nice message stating that the number is not in service. Lovely.
So much for the promise of LNP (Local Number Portability) being easy. This is, of course, what happens when two phone companies have to work together. My previous phone company (Sage Telecom) is losing my business as I’ve have dropped them in favor of my new IP phone service, with the option of getting my old number placed on my new phone.
It all works great in theory. You keep your old phone, and your new one arrives. That happened a few weeks back. The new phone service get’s hooked up with a temporary number while the LNP process begins. Some weeks later (today), the new phone company gets the number from the old one and calls get routed to your new phone. Well, that routing is currently FUBAR.
This will be a wonderful thing, when it’s all sorted out. In the mean time, you can call us via our IP phone number (231-577-4113). It’s a local Cadillac exchange so it dials just like any other 775, 779, or 876 number.