Mobile Number Portability Launches Across ECTEL Region On Monday
By: T. Chapman
Effective Monday 03 June, number portability for mobile or cellular telephone numbers will be available across the ECTEL region.
Users in Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent & the Grenadines will be able to keep their phone number when switching network providers, (Flow To Digicel or vice versa).
Choosing your number means that you can move to the network with better service quality and better prices.
Prior to number portability, switching to a new service provider also meant having to get a new telephone number. Enhancing consumer choice with the ability to ‘port’ their number, also promotes competition as providers compete to offer services and prices they believe to be most attractive to consumers.
According to ECTEL number portability for fixed or landline telephone numbers will be available at a later date once alternative fixed telephone services are available across the ECTEL region.