The ability to switch carriers (AT&T to Verizon, Quest to Sprint and so on) without switching phone numbers. This tool allows you to take one phone number regardless of the company (it can even be a land-line phone) and switch to another company that also offers the same local area code (three digit prefix: 319, 641, 515…. so on).
Local Number Portability. Allows a consumer to keep his/her phone number when changing carriers or changing locations within a local area. LNP is required by federal law and includes both landline and wireless services.
Local Number Portability. Local Number Portability (LNP) is the process that enables you to change your telecommunication service provider, but keep your phone number.
LNP is the ability of end users to retain their existing telephone numbers when remaining at a location, or changing their location but staying within the same geographical exchange area served by the initial carrier's serving central office, regardless of the LEC or CLC selected. LNP is also referred to as Service Provider Portability.
Local Number Portability. A system that allows a telephone user to change operator without changing telephone number.
Local Number Portability. Local Number Portability (LNP) allows you to transfer your current telephone number with your local telephone company, to use as your Verizon VoiceWing telephone number, once your Verizon VoiceWing Broadband Phone Service order is completed and the service is installed and activated.
Local Number Portability. Allows the end user to move their present ANI (telephone number) to a different local dial tone carrier (LEC) within the same central office.
The ability to change to a different local phone service provider while retaining the same phone number.
Edit / See: Local Number Portability
Local Number Portability. The ability to change phone companies and keep an existing phone number.
Local Number Portability is the ability of a US telephone customer to retain their phone number if they switch to another local telephone provider.
Local Number Portability: The ability of subscribers to switch local or wireless carriers and still retain the same phone number, as they can now with long-distance carriers. Wireless carriers were supposed to have been required to offer LNP starting March 2000 but the deadline has been postponed.
(Local Number Portability) A public database used to identify line account owner or carrier.
Local Number Portability. The ability of an end user to retain its telephone number when the end-user changes LECs while remaining in the same physical location.
Local Number Portability. The ability for customers to retain their telephone numbers when they change local service provider.
Local Number Portability, the capability that allows wireless customers to switch carriers but retain the same phone number. Wireless portability is expected to become a reality by the end of 2003.
Local Number Portability - LNP is the ability to change service or service provider, and eventually location, while maintaining the same phone number and access to advanced calling features.
Local Number Portability. The ability of telephone subscribers to maintain their phone numbers when they change local telephone companies. Dependent on SS7 in order to implement.
(Local Number Portability) It is the ability to take an existing telephone number assigned by a local exchange carrier (LEC) or a mobile phone provider, and reassign it to another LEC or other telephony provider
Local Number Portability. LNP, mandated by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, enables subscribers to keep their phone numbers after changing service providers.
Local Number Portability. A system that allows local telephone numbers to be transferred to competitive local exchange carriers. This allows the subscriber to change local phone companies without experiencing a change in phone numbers.
Local Number Portability. The ability of subscribers to switch local or wireless carriers and still retain the same phone number, as they can now with long-distance carriers. Wireless carriers do not have to offer LNP until March 2002 and seek further postponement of this deadline.