It’s about f*#cking time.
As announced back in December, wireless number portability (WNP) is to be available today in BC, AB, ON and QC. The rest of the country (and population wise, that’s probably less than a quarter of the country) will likely have to wait a while (probably until at least September 12, 2007 or for one provider to try to beat their competition to the punch) for port-in facilities since they are currently only being offered port-out facilities; “here’s your number, you can’t use it”.
I can’t wait to stick with my current provider while knowing that if I wanted to I could switch providers, go through the hassle of finding, and of course buying, a non-flip/slide/stupid GSM phone while getting to keep the number I’ve had for a long time. Really, it’s good news. No really, it is, I just don’t imagine there’s much to gain (for me) from a different providers’ rate plan. Technology isn’t an issue… I like CDMA. I like that my CDMA phone also has analog capabilities (which could stop working everywhere in a year or less anyway). In the event that I ever find myself in GSM only land, well, I hope it’s on vacation.
Anyway… I can’t wait to see all the people who switch between Bell Mobility and Telus or Rogers Wireless and Fido looking for better call quality from the same cellular network, rather than for rate plan/whatever else reasons.
2 comments March 14th, 2007