The prospect of changing VoIP Providers holds a deep fear for many users. It is a legitimate fear, not an irrational phobia or fit of hysterical anxiety. We could call this fear ‘Number Phobia’.
Anyone who has considered a change of VoIP Provider can suffer from it. Bouts can come on suddenly, and disappear, or some may suffer from recurring episodes for many years.
‘Number Phobia’ is characterised by one single, overwhelming fear – the fear that your phone number might suddenly stop working. The number advertised for years, the one known by all your customers, might, one day, just stop working.
This phobia can be brought on by switching VoIP Providers. Some say it can even be brought on by considering switching VoIP Providers.
Horror stories abound of unwitting companies finding themselves missing important calls, orders being unfulfilled and clients being lost. Just by considering switching from one Provider to another.
There is a cure for ‘Number Phobia’ however. It is called ‘Number Porting’.
Number Porting allows you to transfer your number between Providers. No Provider can prevent you from moving your phone number from one Provider to another as you wish.
No-one can take your number from you. No-one can stop your number working, or use it as a bargaining tool to prevent you moving to another Provider.
Number Porting, in simple terms, means that all Providers agree to accept phone numbers from other providers if customers wish to move to them. Providers also agree to release numbers if they have a customer who wishes to move away.
It means customers who need no longer fear losing an existing phone number. Number Porting means an end to Number Phobia for ever!
If you are currently thinking of moving VoIP Providers, we have a handy Whitepaper which walks you through the process of evaluating potential VoIP Providers. Just ask and we’ll be happy to send this out.