Only 80,000 Switched Wireless Carriers

Consumers wait until LNP kinks worked out

TSI Telecommunication Services Inc. said that 80,000 people applied to switch their telephone numbers to new carriers on the first day that local number portability rules went into effect. The company processes 80 percent of the number-switching orders. To transfer a number, customers contact their desired new carrier, which then sends the order to TSI for verification.

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