What is porting?

Phone number porting is the process of transferring a phone number from one provider to a different provider. This is most often done when switching providers due to a number of reasons.

These are the 4 steps involved in porting your existing number to OpenPhone:

  1. We submit a port request to your current provider and negotiate a port date
  2. Once we hear back, we inform you of the port date & time
  3. On the port date, we make your phone number available in your OpenPhone account
  4. Once the number is ported successfully, you can cancel your account with your current provider

Want to learn more about how the porting process works? Check out our blog post