Number Portability Announced for Canadians

Number Portability Announced for Canadians


The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has announced that Canadians will soon be allowed to take their numbers with them when changing carriers. Most of Canada’s wireless carriers have agreed to implement number portability with no expected timeline of when this will take place.

A “plan” to outline specific milestones for the process will be completed by September 1, 2005, upon approval of the plan and agreement on a common start date the CWTA and the wireless carriers will begin implementation.

The carriers involved are Aliant Mobility, Bell Mobility, Bruce Municipal Telephone System, MTS Mobility, Rogers Wireless (including the company run by a team of dogs, Fido), SaskTel Mobility, Sogetel Mobilité, Télébec Mobilité, TBayTel Mobility and TELUS Mobility.