AtNex got me ported over in just one hour, late Sunday afternoon. Bravo! Everything's working fine so far.
FWIW, at the time, AtNex said it might be Monday to Wednesday before I got back up. I asked them to call me when I got connected. They never did (still haven't), and I wouldn't have known it was working in an hour (maybe less!) if the wife hadn't "unwittingly" checked. On reflection, I guess AtNex just hands the order over to AT&T (or is it Bell?) and if Bell doesn't get back to them, they don't really know?
Both sf.net and sf.com still have Ford's apology up, for me. I wonder if that means all the SF users still can't access the net.
I can access my SF POP, finally. Guess I have a couple of weeks to get mail redirected - my billing date with them is the 2nd