What’s Number Portability Costing You?
Boy, it sure is nice that the cellphone providers have to let you carry your old phone number to your new phone, even if you switch providers. Except that some of those SOBs have decided that, since they lost the fight in Congress to keep number portability from happening, they’ll stick it to their customers by hitting them with new fees for the privilege. Gizmodo has a useful survey of which providers have added new fees (and how much), and which haven’t. (The most clue-enabled seems to be T-Mobile, which not only hasn’t added any new fees, but has rewarded customers who have stayed with bonus “loyalty minutes” to boot.)