Porting Home Phone Number to Assurance Wireless

I was led to believe I could retain my home phone number as my cell number with Assurance, but when I activated the cell on June 11th, it gave me a number (I didn't write it down and I don't remember it). Can I have my home phone number as my cell number since I am eliminating the home phone? I have a hardship situation and it would be a great convience if I could use the home number as the cell number.

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Jul 21, 2011
Phone Number Porting
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

You should be able to port your home phone number onto your Assurance Wireless account. The Assurance account actually needs to be setup with a new phone number first. That’s the phone number that they would have provided you. You can figure it out by looking at the menu options on your phone. There’s usually an option that says something like “My Number”. You can also call another phone from your Assurance phone and look at the call display number.

They can’t actually setup a new account right off the bat with your existing home number (or any other number for that matter). Once your new phone is activated, they can port in your number. Please keep in mind, however, that although there are laws that require wireless number portability (WLNP) to be supported by carriers, there are restrictions/limitations. I’m not familiar with all of them, but one is related to the distance between the region in which one number resides versus the region where your new phone is deemed to be receiving service. If you requested the same or nearby area code, I don’t expect porting over should be a problem. Though, admittedly, I’m not even close to being an expert in these different rules and limitations.

Some carriers offer you to provide the number that you want to port in (i.e. your home number in your case) at the time of ordering service. They still go through the same process of creating a new account with a new phone number, and then proceeding with porting in your old number. Porting in your old number can occur at any time; it doesn’t have to be during the initial activation. So all you should need to do is call Assurance and request that they port in your number. You’ll need to know the account name, number, and any passcode or other identifying information of your home phone line in order to complete the port.

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