Can I port my AT&T landline phone number to new cell phone with a different wireless provider?
I am trying to get a clear answer on how I can port my existing landline home phone number with AT&T to a new cell phone with Cricket Wireless. I am posting to this forum because there is no forum for plain AT&T Phone (non-U-Verse). I thought the FCC mandates that you can port your landline number to a wireless number as long as the area code is in the same location and the porting company does not have a state waiver that allows them to refuse to port the number. My phone number is in the same area code as the new cell phone, and I don't think AT&T has a waiver in Texas to not port landline numbers. Cricket Wireless is telling me the AT&T landline phone number cannot be ported to a new Cricket Wireless cell phone. I think they are incorrect, and I need a definitive answer from AT&T whether I can port my landline phone number. Yes, I realize I am leaving AT&T, but that is my right, and I don't think AT&T can deny the request, and that Cricket must honor the request by law. Plus Cricket is owned by AT&T, right?