Re: Mobile number portability


You quoted a Wikipedia article, which goes on to mention that:

Numbers are only portable within a LIR (local interconnection region), regions defined by the ILEC and approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), each of which cover a number of exchanges. Each LIR has a Point of Interconnection (POI) exchange through which calls are routed, and if a number is ported out to a different LIR then calls to that destination will be rejected by the POI switch.
Not all exchanges support LNP, typically there needs to exist competition within an exchange before an ILEC will enable portability, and then only by request. Most small local independent telephone company exchanges are exempted from competition and local number portability requirements. Numbers in the rarely used non-geographic area code 600 are not portable.

Local interconnection regions follow ILEC switching arrangements, and typically cover relatively small areas. See for a list.

On Dec 23, 2018, at 11:02 AM, belanger@... wrote:

My question was in reference to the definition on telephone portability. See below. It could be that I misinterpret the part on geographic portability.

As czg7777 mentioned, landline caller have long distance reaching me on my cell phone. So I thought that if geographic portability is provided by some means I could request my cell phone number to be moved to the city where I actually live?

Local number portability (LNP) for fixed lines, and full mobile number portability (FMNP) for mobile phone lines, refers to the ability of a "customer of record" of an existing fixed-line or mobile telephone number assigned by a local exchange carrier (LEC) to reassign the number to another carrier ("service provider portability"), move it to another location ("geographic portability"), or change the type of service ("service portability").[1] 

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