Local Number Portability


Cellphone providers in Canada have agreed to let consumers keep their numbers. The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association has come to an agreement on number portability that will allow consumers to take their phone numbers with them if they choose to switch providers. They’ll also be able to carry numbers between celular and traditional phone services. This important step forward should encourage more competition between cellphone companies, always a benefit to consumers.

Hooray for that. It’s about time.