Wireline To Wireless LNP: Be Careful What You Wish For

Or rather, be careful of that for which you wish, for the English teachers reading this. Dan O’Shea at Telephony Online wonders if the wireless telcos may have bit off more than they could chew with the FCC mandated wireline to wireless portability. The opinion is that landline has always been held to a higher standard with respect to quality and reliability, and by encouraging people to view wireless as a substitute, the wireless set is inviting the transfer of that quality expectation, too. Good point. I currently accept that wireless has dead spots and drops, but if I were a regular Joe, and the mobile industry convinced me to ditch my landline for a mobile phone, I’d demand five nines, and excellent 911 service. That’s going to cost.

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