It’s possible to preserve your current landline telephone number after you make the transition if you so choose. This is referred to as ‘number porting.’ If you want to preserve your current phone number, inform the service provider you intend to transfer to. If you are transferring landline providers at the same time that you are relocating, it is possible that you will not be allowed to maintain your existing phone number.
The first step is to get in touch with the service provider you want to switch to and explain what you want to accomplish. They should be able to provide you with specifics on the procedure that you must follow.
However, regardless of the procedure you choose, you have a 14-day grace period from the day you sign a new contract with your new service provider during which you have the opportunity to withdraw your request to transfer without incurring any fees.
Your next likely question will be, “Can I convert my landline phone number to VoIP?” Fortunately, the majority of VoIP companies support “porting,” or the process of transferring landline lines to VoIP.
There are a few exceptions to this rule. For instance, if you relocate to a different geographic location, it is likely that you would lose your previous phone number and area code. Additionally, portability restrictions may be avoided for some providers in rural regions. This implies that if you reside in a remote region, it is possible that your prior landline provider will be unable to move your number to VoIP.