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March 2, 2005 1:09:46 AM

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Just think about a world where if you got fed up with, say, Fido, you could
call another service provider and say "my number is xxxxxx and I'd like to
transfer my wireless service to you". Or even transfer your landline number
to a wireless provider (yes, I know you could do that with CityFido) or vice
versa. Is this a dead issue or is there still interest in it? Would people
out there support a petition to try and get something done about it?

--
Jimbo

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 2, 2005 10:52:36 AM

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I'm sure no customers supported Rogers (or Telus') takeover of Fido,
and I'm sure there was a petition. The thing is that there's no real
competition in Canada and the people who are supposed to ensure that
competition exists keep looking the other way. How else do you
explain the lack of competition in our insurance, banking, telecom
(except for LD, thanks to IP technology that allows small companies to
bypass the telcos)... I could go on. Even where there's more than one
company, they all collude to raise their service fees and rates in
tandem. This number portability thing has been talked about for at
least a couple of years now and nothing so far. The day it's
implemented, the telcos will just require that everyone sign on to a
multi-year contract to maintain their service. And they'll all do it
at the same time. And the bureaucrats that are supposed to ensure
that we have competition will turn a blind eye.

"Jimbo" <jfroche@sympatico.caSPAMLESS> wrote in message news:<%7aVd.24044$kz6.484119@news20.bellglobal.com>...
> Just think about a world where if you got fed up with, say, Fido, you could
> call another service provider and say "my number is xxxxxx and I'd like to
> transfer my wireless service to you". Or even transfer your landline number
> to a wireless provider (yes, I know you could do that with CityFido) or vice
> versa. Is this a dead issue or is there still interest in it? Would people
> out there support a petition to try and get something done about it?
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 2, 2005 1:56:32 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.fido (More info?)

Jimbo wrote:
> Just think about a world where if you got fed up with, say, Fido, you could
> call another service provider and say "my number is xxxxxx and I'd like to
> transfer my wireless service to you". Or even transfer your landline number
> to a wireless provider (yes, I know you could do that with CityFido) or vice
> versa. Is this a dead issue or is there still interest in it? Would people
> out there support a petition to try and get something done about it?
>
> --
> Jimbo
>
>


I would also like the subject to be brought up
wonder if someone has some facts and details about
where the project is leading, i believe that
LNP was blocked by the CRTC in Canada to give
telecom industries a more "stable" customer base
back in the mid 90' but now it's a different ballgame
and telco and not suported anymore from the federal
governement. if local number portability was a reality
in Canada I think the biggest looser would be Bell Canada
so i assume they are lobbyin' the CRTC so it take a long
time do be accepted, anyway who cares about LNP outside
of acf and other telefreaks ?
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 2, 2005 11:34:21 PM

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M4tt wrote:
> where the project is leading, i believe that
> LNP was blocked by the CRTC in Canada to give
> telecom industries a more "stable" customer base

LNP is supposed to be reality in canada. Thing is that the CRTC was
"convinced" to not force its implementation. Only Fido was succesful in
getting it for its CityFido. In hindsight, considering that CityFido was
doomed from the start, it may have been easy for Telus and then Bell to
accept LNP with Fido.

With CityFido essentially gone, the seeds of LNP are probably gone for a
long long time now.

Consider that it is now Rogers versus the Telcos.
March 3, 2005 3:15:30 AM

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"JF Mezei" <jfmezei.spamnot@teksavvy.com> wrote in message
news:1109812915.7947fd5b38f6b7bbfca4b641290f7533@teranews...
> M4tt wrote:
>> where the project is leading, i believe that
>> LNP was blocked by the CRTC in Canada to give
>> telecom industries a more "stable" customer base
(snip)

LNP is not blocked in Canada: it is available to CLECS and that is why Fido
became a CLEC. The point of the petition would simply be to demonstrate to
the CRTC that consumers want number portability so that they can have a
choice.
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