According to an advertisement placed in local newspapers, the Telecommunications Authority of T&T will oversee the signing of contracts between telecommunications providers operating in this country that will allow customers to keep their phone numbers while changing providers.
The advertisement states…
Telephone service providers will meet at the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) in Barataria today, February 16th, to sign a contract with porting provider Porting XS of the Netherlands, that will make mobile number portability a reality in Trinidad and Tobago from March 31, 2016.
Number portability gives telephone customers the choice to change their telephone service providers without changing their numbers.
Customers can therefore keep their telephone identities (their telephone numbers) whilst benefiting from easier access to other service provider packages, without the need to advise friends, family, colleagues, customers and clients that their telephone numbers have changed.
Mobile porting, or moving a telephone number from one service provider to another, can occur on any prepaid or post paid mobile registered number that is not currently barred or suspended from making outgoing calls.
Whilst waiting to port, customers will be able to use their current provider’s service. Customers will be liable to pay for usage of that service between the initiation of the port request and when the port is finalised. If there are outstanding contractual charges, these will have to be paid before making the porting request, otherwise the porting request will be rejected.
TATT is pleased to announce this improvement to the telecommunications consumer experience in Trinidad and Tobago.
Porting is as easy as 123!
All you need to do is:
- Visit the provider you want to move to in order to request a port.
- Complete the Porting Request Form and wait up to three days for porting to take place.
- Enjoy the new service!