LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY - NOVEMBER 24TH..
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F.C.C. Backs Phone Number Portability
By MATT RICHTEL
Starting Nov. 24, consumers will be able to switch their home telephone numbers to their mobile phones, the Federal Communications Commission ruled yesterday. The order sets the stage for a scramble by traditional phone companies seeking to keep their customers as they face fierce competition from cellular providers and a growing threat from Internet-based phone services.
The ruling by the F.C.C. was a defeat for phone companies that argued that transferring wire-line phone numbers to wireless ser...