CTIA, Verizon Wireless Fight Number Portability
Apr 9, 2003, 12:06 PM by (staff)
Lawyers for the CTIA and Verizon Wireless will square off in court against the FCC next Tuesday, in a last-ditch effort to block a regulation that would allow subscribers to keep their telephone numbers when they switch wireless carriers. The regulation is currently set to go into effect on November 24. The FCC has already delayed the rule three times, although FCC Chairman Michael Powell insists that he will stand by the current deadline. The requirement would also allow many customers to transfer their wired phone numbers to a wireless service.
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