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PX Eliezer70
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Re: [General] Porting Out a Number if VOIP Provider OOB

said by cell14:

According the FCC statements, carriers cannot refuse a port out if the customer does not pay the port out fee. But interestingly, Google Voice charges a port out fee....

Aside from all the points that Iscream made, I believe that Google Voice calls this an unlocking fee. It's the same as a POTS carrier removing a PIC freeze.

Also, because the fee is just 3 dollars, I don't think the FCC would get particularly upset.

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By contrast, some Fax companies have VERY harsh policies and even deny you permission to port out. Because they are Fax companies, they don't have to let you port.

»[MyFax / eFax] $500 if you port out, AND we'll take it back!

cell14

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Well, even in the big corporate heaven of 21st century USA, I do not think that the" unlocking fee" would fly.
Additionally, you can port out free of charge numbers you ported in to GV.
So I do not think I would personally bother to start a brawl even if it was possible. Those $ 3 are a good deal for a DID of your liking.



jduffy
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reply to PX Eliezer70
As an FYI, if you paid to port your number into Google Voice, then they do NOT charge you any fee to port out that same number.
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