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Keeping Your Number When Leaving a Company
Happygramps7
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I have had the same phone number for nearly 30 years. When I got a promotion at my company, they offered to pay for the phone plan. I am now ready to leave the company and would like to keep the number I have been using, do I need to get someone's permission to do that?

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Re: Keeping Your Number When Leaving a Company
Ann154
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Yes. Your company should have a process to transfer the number to you. It would be similar to the transfer of service process. Transfer your service FAQs | Verizon Wireless

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Re: Keeping Your Number When Leaving a Company
Ann154
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Yes. Your company should have a process to transfer the number to you. It would be similar to the transfer of service process. Transfer your service FAQs | Verizon Wireless

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Re: Keeping Your Number When Leaving a Company
Happygramps7
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Thank you Ann154. So if they refuse to let me take my phone number when I leave, basically I have no recourse? They put me on their plan 1-1/2 years ago so the number I have had for 30 years is basically theirs now?

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Re: Keeping Your Number When Leaving a Company
Ann154
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You should be able to get the phone number back especially considering you allowed them to take over the line originally. I personally know that it is what happens at one Fortune 500 company I'm familiar with. FYI I'm not referring to Verizon Wireless.

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Re: Keeping Your Number When Leaving a Company
sprmankalel
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You should read the contract you signed when you allowed them to put your number on their account.

Basically, they own it now and since it is associated with their business they can refuse to give it back to you. The reason makes sense. That number is now a point of contact for the company and if a customer calls you on that number after have left the company and maybe started working for a competitor you could potentially poach their customers.

I am not saying it would happen that they would keep your number but there is a chance and there might not be any recourse.

Re: Keeping Your Number When Leaving a Company
cflannery
Member

my company keep my number that had for many years and i had transferred into their name when merger as a partner, they don't have the phone, can they read my text messages  by backing up to a new phone with my number? 

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Re: Keeping Your Number When Leaving a Company
KH-Michael
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Due to the age of this thread, it will be locked in order to keep discussions current. If you have the same or a similar question/issue we invite you to start a new thread on the topic.

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