I have a friend who is currently looking at moving to broadband with bigpipe and phone with 2 talk. He is currently on spark home phone and vdsl.
My suggestion to him was to get bigpipe installed on the second pair, once that is fine, port the spark phone number to 2talk, then cancel the spark vdsl line (unsure if the port of the phone number automatically cancels the vdsl as well).
Unfortunately, he have been advised by bigpipe that they are unable to create the vdsl line due to being a port waiter, so, that option is not available. Obviously, this means it is critical that there is no stuff up with the steps taken to transfer now due to the need to ensure that his current vdsl line is not relinquished.
Any suggestions on the correct order to do this given the port waiter issue along with the need to port the phone?
It’s very important that he does not lose his phone number, but, also important that he does not lose his vdsl port allocation.
Edit - he will be getting a static ip address so no issue with VOIP & CGNAT.