Keeping a Fax Number

If I change my landline service provider, how can I keep my fax machine number?

The answer to this question depends on the faxing service you currently have as well as the service you’re switching to. The process of keeping your number while changing services is called “porting,” which is when your current provider releases the number to your new provider, who will own the number going forward.

Some communication companies and fax services allow porting for free, some charge a fee, and some do not permit porting at all. To see if your current provider will let you port out the number and if your new provider will let you port in the number, take a look at my comparison sheet.

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