Can you believe it that it has already been a year since FCC put the Wireless Local Number Portability into effect? We have seen one big merger, increased market share for Verizon and T-Mobile and relatively little or no effect on Nextel. According to FCC data released today, since November 24, 2003, more than 8.5 million consumers have taken advantage of wireless LNP. CTIA says that more than 500,000 wireline customers chose to go mobile and switched from wireline service to wireless service while keeping their old numbers. Just under 10 percent of those consumers “cut the cord” and moved a landline number to a wireless phone. In the short period since the introduction of wireless LNP, consumers have ported more than twice as many numbers among wireless carriers as consumers did among landline carriers in the first year that landline LNP was available.
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Anyone know how much the wireless carriers have collected in WLNP fees?