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9th-Apr-2003 10:34 am
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer
Cell phone companies fighting to prevent you from keeping your number when you switch companies: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59524-2003Apr8.html

(This would also allow you to transfer an existing wired telephone number to a wireless phone.)

(From http://www.gizmodo.net/ )
9th-Apr-2003 08:42 am (UTC)
I'd be much more likely to get a new cell phone if I could keep my number. I wouldn't like having to redistribute my number to everyone. That's a large reason why I haven't gotten a new cell phone. That, and cell phone plans are too confusing for me. And they cost money.
9th-Apr-2003 12:23 pm (UTC)
Wow... 24% customer turnover in a year. No wonder the industry doesn't want portability.
10th-Apr-2003 12:11 pm (UTC)
Everyone is very interested in getting new customers but they don't seem to care that much about keeping customers. I've had three phones in about four years because after a while I want something new and it's easy to just switch to a new company and get a free phone (after rebates and other pain and suffering.)
10th-Apr-2003 12:16 pm (UTC)
That must be why AT&T is flooding me with offers for free phones right now if I reup. My contract just expired.
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