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YOU THINK LNP WILL BE LIFE SAVER FOR CELL COMPANIES?

cookie137

Nov 19, 2003, 4:05 PM
lOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY COMES OUT ON NOV 24 AND EVERYONE IS SAYING HOW GOOD IT'S GOING TO BE BUT HELLO PEOPLE YOU CAN TAKE YOUR NUMBER BUT NOT YOUR PHONE, SO IN ACTUALLITY DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THIS WILL COST THE AVERAGE USER NOT TO MENTION IF YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR NUMBER. jUST ANOTHER WAY FRO THE CELL COMPANIES TO GET MONEY IF YOYU ASK ME. THERE JUST WORKING TOGETHER TO LET BOTH COMPANIES PROFIT FROM THE CHANGE. wHAT DO YOU THINK????????
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pumpkin

Nov 20, 2003, 11:28 PM
actually a lot of companies will not be chargin the customer to take their number with them, and those that are getting the new service will be providing free phones just like any new service. although you still will be responsible for the early termination fee if you are under contract and any activation fees. so really its not going to be that expensive for te consumer, and the companies are not going to be making any money off the actual porting of numbers, they have to set up depts and create software that is compatible all around, theres not much profit there.
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Llenshoz

Nov 24, 2003, 10:24 AM
See thats where you're wrong Pumpkin! FCC follows the Underpants Gnowes School of Business thinking...

1. Subscriber ports number
2. ???
3. Profit!
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Rich Brome

Nov 21, 2003, 1:02 PM
First, please stop shouting! Shocked

Number portability is not good for carriers. They spent years fighting it tooth and nail, and persuaded the FCC to push back the deadline three times.

It's not profitable for carriers. Each carrier spent around $50 million just to support it, and it brings in no additional revenue. There are portability fees here and there, but they just barely cover costs.

In addition, it will lead to increased churn - meaning more people switching. That's bad for carriers. It already costs carriers about $400 to acquire each new customer - now it may cost more, and there will be more of it.

And more phones being sold is also bad for carriers. Most phones are sold at a loss. Manufacturers are the only players who...
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TDMA DUDE

Nov 29, 2003, 5:26 PM
I agree with most of this but the not making profit on it, this is a corporation you know!!

ATTWS added the $1.75 Regulatory fee / month to all new accounts or any customer changing the service to a new rate plan. @ 20+ million customers that is over $35,000,000/month. Now if attws spent only $50 in total for LNP, how is that not making them a Profit???
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verizonrules

Nov 30, 2003, 10:27 PM
I can tell you that LNP is sucking right now. a few companies are not releasing their number as quickly as they should. i've seen the porting process take as long as 3 hours to a few customers who came in on the 24th and have yet to have their number ported. the FCC didn't put any stipulations on how long the porting process is supposed to take.
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theLGman

Nov 23, 2003, 9:54 PM
Not the most educated statement ive heard. In actuality, when the feds mandated LNP, all the wireless companies were fighting it tooth and nail. There is no conspiracy here! In fact, it is costing the companies millions of dollars a year. That is why many companies are charging new fees for LNP. I know, however, for a fact that VZW will not charge any customer any new fees for porting their #. Why would the companies fight this new mandate, you ask? Because when a customer signs a contract and establishes a phone number, they then give out that # to business contacts and family members. Wireless companies are betting on this so that the customer will, to simply avoid the hassle of giving out new nubers, stay with the original company. With L...
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