Porting Policy & Procedure

Navigate Telnyx's porting policies and procedures with ease, ensuring a smooth number porting experience.

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How to Port Into Telnyx

For moving numbers from another carrier to Telnyx.


To submit a port-in, please adhere to the following steps:

Submit Your Request to Telnyx

  • Create a Telnyx Mission Control account and proceed to the Port Numbers page.

  • Enter or paste the numbers you wish to port over to Telnyx. You must specify at least one telephone number. If you have more than one number and they belong to different end-customers, you must submit separate port requests.

  • You will be required to provide the Phone Service Contact details (the service address on file with the existing carrier), as well as the Authorized Person's Name. Note: If you are a reseller, this must be the End Customer's information that matches the CSR, not your business information.

  • For each port request, we require two documents: an LOA signed by the End Customer where the signer matches what is on file with the existing carrier. Please ensure the LOA lists all numbers porting, the customer information, and either a wet signature or valid signature through Docusign or another similar method. Second, provide the most recent bill copy from the existing carrier.

  • Choose a default Connection. When the port is complete, we will need to know which connection should be used.

  • You may request a FOC date but it is not guaranteed. Each carrier has their own rules, and often they choose not to respect the requested FOC date.

  • Due to the significant work involved, expedited requests are on a case-by-case basis and must be explicitly approved by Telnyx.


  • If an exception occurs with your request, you will be notified by email. Depending on the nature of the exception, we may need to resubmit the port-out request with the current carrier. Unfortunately, some carriers consider this to be an entirely new request and therefore have several additional days to respond.

  • If you have not responded to an exception, we will attempt to contact you again. If we do not hear back within 14 days, we will cancel the port request. You could always submit a new request with any corrected information.


  • We will notify you once your request is approved by the current carrier.

  • Telnyx will activate your numbers on the assigned FOC date only between normal business hours (9 am to 5 pm CT, Monday to Friday). In some cases, Telnyx must manually activate the numbers and this must occur during business hours.

Status Updates

  • You will receive automated update emails as your request is processed.

  • All communication regarding port requests (including supplementary document uploads) must go through the comments feature in Mission Control. So that we can best track correspondences, please do not email us for status updates or supplemental updates.

SLA Guidelines

We aim to provide a fast and efficient porting process. We will make every effort to process your request as quickly as possible. Due to the complexity of porting and the many parties involved, we cannot guarantee it will be completed on a specific date until you receive your FOC (Firm Order Commitment).

Simple ports

As defined by the FCC, simple ports: (1) do not involve unbundled network elements (2) involve an account only for a single line (3) do not include complex switch translations (e.g., Centrex, ISDN, AIN services, remote call forwarding, or multiple services on the loop/line) (4) do not include a reseller. These are typically ports with less than 20 numbers.

Submission to Losing Carrier: Within 2 business days

Estimated completion: 7 business days

Non-Simple Ports

A non-simple port is any port that does not qualify as a simple port. Ports with more than 20 numbers and multi-line accounts qualify as non-simple ports and may require project management.

Submission to Losing Carrier: Within 4 business days

Estimated completion: 15 business days or more


Telnyx accepts port request submissions 24/7/365 through Mission Control. However, porting requests are only processed and submitted Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm CT.

We observe the following US Porting holidays:

  • New Year's Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Day

**To note, we do see other providers offering more porting holidays (ie. Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, etc.) and ports around major US holidays could be slightly delayed due to that. We will update you throughout your porting process as to those potential delays

The Most Common Causes of Porting Exceptions and Delays

  • Incorrect spelling of the end customer name (e.g. Submitted "Alpha Corp" instead of "Alpha Beta Inc").

  • Incorrect service address (e.g. Wrong street name or incorrect zip code).

  • Bundling multiple end-customer numbers under a single port request. We cannot tell by looking at phone numbers what customer they actually belong to.

  • One or more of the telephone numbers submitted is inactive.

  • Not providing an account number.

Special Instructions for Resellers

If your company name and service address are not listed on the CSR with the current carrier, Telnyx considers you a reseller. If you are a reseller, please adhere to the following special instructions:

  • You must be authorized to act on behalf of your end-customer. Whenever possible, you must submit an LOA signed by the end-customer. Telnyx has the right to request a copy of the Master Services Agreement that you have with the customer that stipulates your right to change carriers.

  • We have the right at any time to request a signed LOA from the customer.

  • If you are porting multiple numbers then you must create separate port requests for each customer and for each service address in use.

How to Port Out From Telnyx

For moving numbers from Telnyx to another carrier.

For Customers:

  • Just initiate a port in with your new carrier.

For Carriers:

  • All port out requests must be submitted to lnp@telnyx.com. We do not accept port outs over the phone.

  • We do not provide CSRs.

  • Acknowledgement for a port-out request is 3 business days.

  • Simple port-out requests can typically be completed in 2 business days.

  • Non-simple port-out requests are considered projects. A Telnyx representative will provide you with an estimated completion date.

For updates on the status of a port request, please visit the Port Numbers page.

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