Local Number Portability (LPN) will go live here in St Vincent and the Grenadines from Monday, June 3.
A release from telecommunications company Flow said the new feature, which will permit mobile customers to change providers without having to give up their telephone numbers, will be beneficial for all customers.
“The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) recently announced the availability of LNP on the island, which will now permit mobile customers to change providers without having to give up the service numbers that their friends, family and business associates would have been familiar with for years. The new feature is expected to go live on Monday, June 3, 2019,” the release from Flow said.
Flow St Vincent Country Manager, Wayne Hull said, “We at Flow welcome local number portability. The ECTEL LNP Working Group – of which we are part – has been working on this diligently for several years now, and we are happy to see it become a reality.”
Speaking on the benefits of LNP for customers, Wayne added that “Residential and Business customers can take advantage of our new Always On Mobile Prepaid Plans, which come loaded with 1 to 10 GB of Data and FREE Social Media Messaging, or any of our other great offers for Postpaid customers by easily ‘porting’ from their current provider without worrying about changing their current phone number. LNP will give many new customers the freedom to benefit from our reliable, hurricane-proven 4G network and affordable mobile packages which keeps our customers always on and always connected. More competition is good for everyone, especially customers!”
Customers who would like to move their service to Flow can do so easily at any retail outlet with photo identification by asking to be “ported” onto the Flow mobile network. The process is FREE, the release from Flow said.