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Topic # 16616 18-Oct-2007 20:04 Send private message

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me how I can find out which exchange I'm on?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 91587 18-Oct-2007 20:29 Send private message

What's your area code & 1st 3 digits of your phone number?




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  Reply # 91591 18-Oct-2007 20:41 Send private message

Hi coffeebaron,

Area code is 9, and the first 3 digit of my phone number is 838

Thanks!

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  Reply # 91654 19-Oct-2007 09:47 Send private message

With local number portability, am I able to take my number to a different exchange?  The telecom website implies that:

"There are only a few occasions when you can't keep your local phone number when moving (porting) to Telecom, for example if you move house to one outside of your original local calling area."

Moving from Mt Roskill to Panmure is still within the same "local calling area" isn't it?

In which case the first 3 digits won't be indicative of location anymore?  Sort of like 021/027 has less meaning now.  It would be great to move to another suburb and keep my existing number.

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  Reply # 91669 19-Oct-2007 10:43 Send private message

bazzer: With local number portability, am I able to take my number to a different exchange? The telecom website implies that:

"There are only a few occasions when you can't keep your local phone number when moving (porting) to Telecom, for example if you move house to one outside of your original local calling area."

Moving from Mt Roskill to Panmure is still within the same "local calling area" isn't it?

In which case the first 3 digits won't be indicative of location anymore? Sort of like 021/027 has less meaning now. It would be great to move to another suburb and keep my existing number.


Bazzer, are you already with Telecom? If so the above doesn't apply to you. Porting is the act of taking your existing phone number from one carrier to another. It is nothing to do with moving. If you're already a Telecom customer and you are moving to a new exchange area then a change of number will definitely be involved. From memory I believe Telecom can organise a redirection from your old number to your new, but not sure if a cost is involved.

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  Reply # 91672 19-Oct-2007 10:47 Send private message

Then, what if when I move I change providers, and then change back again at a later date?

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  Reply # 91676 19-Oct-2007 11:11 Send private message

bazzer: Then, what if when I move I change providers, and then change back again at a later date?


No. Wholesale customer will also not be able to do this.

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  Reply # 91680 19-Oct-2007 11:26 Send private message

No to which part?  Porting my current number to a different provider when I move or porting back again later?  Or both?

And if so, how does that fit with the disclaimer on Telecom's website?

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  Reply # 91683 19-Oct-2007 11:35 Send private message

You could not port your number to a different carrier then back to Telecom to retain the same number; otherwise Telecom would just let you do this in the first place.

Secondly, switching to an alternative carrier does not automatically mean your number will be ported.

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  Reply # 91688 19-Oct-2007 12:09 Send private message

I understand that.  I guess it's getting a bit off topic now, but I just wondered at what step would I be told "no"?  I guess you're implying it will be when switching to an alternative carrier, since Telecom explicitly states that in most cases you can port your number back to Telecom.

So, if I change to a new carrier I can't keep my exisitng number?

I guess when I read "Local number portability enables a customer to change their telecommunications provider but retain the same telephone number within a local calling area" on teh ComCom website I assumed "local calling area" meant my local 09 calling area, not my local suburb/exchange.

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  Reply # 91714 19-Oct-2007 15:12 Send private message

I'm sure you could port your number to vfx or woosh phone before you move

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  Reply # 91718 19-Oct-2007 15:22 Send private message

Well, that's my question (and it's way off topic now - I think it started OK, regarding the reliability of using the first 3 digits to determine which exchange but it's sort of gone off on a tangent now, maybe a mod can move the (ir)relevant posts to a new thread somewhere?).

Anyway, the question is if I port my number to VFX (for instance) and then move outside my suburb, can I keep the same number?  And if so, when (if) I later moved back to Telecom, why couldn't I keep my existing number under the local number portability (assuming I'm still within the local calling area, which I consider to be the Auckland 09 area, but maybe that's not what it means).

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  Reply # 91722 19-Oct-2007 15:45 Send private message

bazzer:  And if so, when (if) I later moved back to Telecom, why couldn't I keep my existing number under the local number portability (assuming I'm still within the local calling area, which I consider to be the Auckland 09 area, but maybe that's not what it means).


Because your number would not be native to your new exchange, and hence the exchange can not support it. Call 123 and ask them for yourself.

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  Reply # 91724 19-Oct-2007 15:50 Send private message

It's not that I don't believe you, it's just that it contradicts what their (and Commerce Commission) website says about local number portability.

That is specifically "There are only a few occasions when you can't keep your local phone number when moving (porting) to Telecom, for example if you move house to one outside of your original local calling area."

Unless they consider "local calling area" to mean exchange, which I don't think is the commonly held understanding, don't you think?  That's all I'm saying.  Local number portability doesn't seem as useful, or as big a deal now.  I imagine a lot of people move to a different exchange, so having to change number each time is a bit of a let down.

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