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Porting a Number

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Port a number

Porting a number is the process of transfer a number from one provider to another. If you are a VoIP.ms customer and have an existing number with a different provider you can optionally bring it (port it in) to VoIP.ms network. Toll free numbers, local USA/Canada and even International numbers can be ported to VoIP.ms.

Our LNP (Local Number Portability) Department handles the porting process and guides the customer through it. They are also in charge of updating the customer via email with any relevant information about the port every time there is a change of the port request status. (Such as when the information has been submitted to the carrier, when a porting date -known as FOC- has been received, when the port has completed, etc)

Numbers portable

Up until today, we can port numbers to our network, from the following countries:

Important: Numbers from these countries can be ported to our network if they belong to a city from where we offer DID numbers,
you can verify this information from your portal, under DID Numbers section, you will find a link to order DID's.

For more information about prices you can contact VoIP.ms staff, since the rate can vary depending on the country your number belongs to.

Check Availability

Not all numbers from a specific country can be ported in. The most important factor to find out if a number is portable or not is the number´s city (also called ratecenter). In your customer portal, refer to DID Numbers section, you will find a link for DID Portability. In this link you can verify if your number is portable to our network, just click on the link that says "Check availability".


Important: There is a one time fee of $10 USD per number in order to port to our network, the process can take from 1-4 weeks for Canadian     
Numbers and 2-4 weeks for US and Toll Free Numbers.

Start Procedure

Once you have verified your number can be ported, on the same link (DID Portability) click on "Start procedure" you will be presented with a process of 6 steps to initiate the port of your number.


Important: Make sure you have a scan of your latest invoice/statement in PDF, MS Word or as an Image file, SIGNED on a blank part. 
Do not sign it over any lines or graphics.

After following all the steps in the process and confirmed your order, you will receive an email notification from our LNP Department, that will guide you during the entire process and provide all the necessary updates. If any additional information is required they will contact you, so you can be informed all the time.

Here you can find a detailed explanation of each step you have to follow in order to start a port request:

Porting a US Number

Porting a Canadian Number

Porting a Toll Free number

Important Notes to Remember

Some important requirements you need to know before starting a port request:

Canadian and USA numbers are activated on per minute plan once ported. If you would rather have it activated on flat rate, please mention it in the Notes/Comments field, on the step 5 of the port request.

What about porting out?

Remember that all port outs are authorized if the information matches what is in your account, and you do not have negative balance.

Make sure to delete the DID number from your VoIP.ms Customer portal after the number has been tested fully operational with the new provider.

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