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Sat, Jul 9, 2016 6:39 PM

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?
JefferMC

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As it is more likely that someone in the Wireless section can help you, I've asked that the moderators move your post there.

 

But, no, there is no forum for POTS, and, yes, AT&T does own Cricket.  However, I'm not sure what difference that makes.

 

EDIT: I see that you've already posted in the Wireless forum.  The community Guidelines prohibit cross-posting, so I'd expect this thread to disappear in the next few hours.

 

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Why they do the things they do at AT&T? They told me that I can't discontinue cable ( I  do not have a TV) without giving up high speed internet!  This is new because they are facing competition.  I was going to do it last year but finally got rid of my monstrous 1998 TV that I never use and my daughter doesnt watch TV and lives attached to house in a studio. So why do I have to pay TV when this was never a bundled service. It was a pick and choose service suddenly Amazon and netFlix. however just keep on calling!

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