Who owns the actual telephone numbers ??
My family had the same landline telephone number since 1976 (through the Pacific Bell, to SBC and finally the AT&T mergers) to 2019.
We disconnected the telephone number in 2019 when my parents passed away. No one has claimed the old family telephone number since (I confirmed this with AT &T).
I live in the next town over (5 miles away) and would like to port this number to my AT&T VOiP account. Is this possible? I called AT &T and they said it was not possible because the old family telephone number is located in a different "rating"?
Any suggestions about how I can claim the old family telephone number (short of physically moving my home)??