Jackie from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma wonders if there’s a way to apply a landline’s phone number to a cell phone.
First, I shared some tips for success. Anyone trying to have a landline ring on a cell phone needs to keep these facts in mind:
Wireline to wireless porting is possible in some cases. Consumers interested in porting a number from a wireline to a wireless phone should check with the prospective new wireless carrier to see if wireline to wireless porting is an option.
If you port a number from a wireline phone to a wireless phone, your wireline long distance carrier will not move with you. Your long distance service will generally be provided by your new wireless carrier.
Pursuant to a court-ordered stay, most small wireline carriers currently are not required to port numbers to wireless carriers until the FCC completes and publishes a study about the effect of the porting rules on small carriers. The FCC has been working on this study since 2017.