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[Discuss] AT&T eliminating copper phone lines

As of 2003, it is required by law that they allow you to port your local phone number to a wireless carrier but local to local isn?t required. <>

> On Mar 28, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Daniel Barrett <dbarrett at> wrote:
> On March 28, 2017, Derek Atkins wrote:
>>> 2. Add phone service to my existing Verizon FIOS Internet plan. (Con:
>>> I lose my phone number of 25 years.)
>> I don't understand this second point.  Why can't you port your existing
>> phone number over?
> I don't understand it either, but Verizon has confirmed it (twice).
> Apparently, my home number is special. 95% of home numbers can be
> ported to their FIOS Voice service, but mine can't.
> However, they can port it to Verizon Wireless. Weird.
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