Porting Overview

This is one of the areas where Telnyx excels. We try to guarantee as few issues as possible and we tend to be a leader in this area of telecommunications!  We are as diligent as possible with porting numbers and we take pride in this.

As you know with all things, issues can sometimes arise, and we only have so much power, as a port is a 2-way  transaction - the losing carrier and then the winning carrier (Telnyx). We work closely with the losing carrier, where possible, to try to ensure that they do not release their lines prematurely and that they keep the numbers active in right up until the point that they are fully ported to Telnyx.

However, if there are any issues with your numbers before or after the FOC date and time, we would ask you to contact the Telnyx porting team to investigate this issue immediately and identify where the issue is coming from. 

Here are a few steps that generally help to prevent any issues from  arising:  

  1. If  FOC Date (port  date) is set, it is best not to change this, whenever possible. Changing  FOC  date is generally where issues occur as some losing carriers still drop the lines on the original FOC date. It is possible to change FOC  date, but we advise to only change the FOC date when necessary.  If you have a suggested FOC time, please feel free to enter this when submitting your port request. We cannot always guarantee that the requested FOC date will be accepted by the losing carrier, so please be aware of this too.

  2. When  submitting  a  port  request,  we ask  that you submit a LOA,  an  invoice, and where possible, a CSR (Customer  Service  Record). A CSR can be added after the port request has been created within the Portal - CSR helps to validate the end user information if the losing carrier rejects the port request for invalid information

  3. When creating the port request, you will have the option to assign a connection. We recommend assigning a connection to the TNs so that as soon as the numbers are ported to Telnyx, they will automatically hit the connections that they are assigned to.

When  we  submit  the  port  request  on  your  behalf  the  losing  carrier  will contact  you  to  confirm  this. We ask that you confirm this with them as soon as possible to speed up the overall process of the port. If you have any further questions, we are here to help!  

If you have any questions please reach out to the Porting Team via email  at porting@telnyx.com.

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