Porting Numbers to CallTrackingMetrics

Porting Numbers to CallTrackingMetrics

CTM does offer porting from other countries (when available).  For further information, please submit a ticket.  Our Carrier Regulations and Regulatory team will contact you regarding the regulatory paperwork required.

Before starting your port request, please review the following:

  • Verify the numbers in the port and make sure they are not active Receiving Numbers. 
  • If a number you are porting is an active Receiving Number, please choose an alternate routing method for the associated tracking numbers. 
  • Porting US phone numbers into CTM can take between 2 - 4 weeks to complete.
  • Porting Canadian phone number ports into CTM can take up to 6 weeks.
  • Porting fax numbers into CTM can take between 1 - 2 weeks.

Note:  Number(s) should be ported into the account you would like the phone number(s) to reside in. Please do not move numbers between sub-accounts until the porting process has been completed. 

Porting a Fax Number:

Porting a fax number into your CallTrackingMetrics account takes place through our Carrier C team. Please open a ticket with our Carrier Relations and Regulatory Team with the following information:

Porting a Voice Number:

Step 1:  Navigate to Numbers > Port Numbers

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Step 2:  Enter the current carrier's name in the Current Carrier field:

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Step 3: Go to Numbers to Port and enter in the Number to Port and the Forward/Receiving Number. Next, assign the tracking source.

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If porting multiple numbers, click the Port Multiple Numbers button, then upload a .csv file or manually copy/paste, a .txt file. Add one number per line, including country code e.g. +1, +44 E.164 format, such as +14105550000. Use the following format for columns: number to port, receiving number, tracking source, and account name.  

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Step 4:  Enter the Customer Name that appears EXACTLY from the telephone bill and add the Account PIN.  (Note: If you don't know your Account PIN, contact your current service provider to obtain the CSR information)

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Step 5:  Enter the Billing Address. Fill this out EXACTLY as you see it on your telephone bill.

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Step 6: Check each box in the Agreement section. 

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Step 7: Select the Continue to Letter of Authorization.
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  • There will be a box at the bottom to click for you to sign.

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  • Once signed, a green bar will appear: You have completed all required fields. Please click Continue.

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  • The continue is found at the top of the page. 577640.png

Select, I Agree
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Step 8:  Upload a bill or screenshot showing that you own the number. Then select, Send Proof of Ownership.

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Once submitted you will be taken to the port number page where you will see the following:  Our team will review the proof you have provided and will get back to you with more information.  CTM will contact you using the email that was used during login.

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  • To make sure there is no downtime during the port, you should keep your account active with the losing carrier until the number has completely ported over to CTM.
  • Port requests normally take 2-4 weeks to complete.  During this process, CTM will provide updates by email regarding the process for the numbers (approvals, rejections, etc)  along with the scheduled date of the port.
  • For non-mobile phone numbers, please note that SMS can take an extra 2-3 business days to activate because all carriers must update their routing records. Until SMS is ready, your numbers panel will say that "SMS is not supported". Don't be alarmed. SMS will be supported on all ported, non-mobile numbers, but the activation process for SMS may take a few days longer than activation for voice services. 

Reviewing and Updating Port Notes

Updates to your port request can be reviewed by going to Numbers > Port Numbers and clicking on the bubble icon in the notes column. The same updates will be sent to the email address of the user who entered the port request. To add additional email addresses, click the Edit Recipient Emails button (any email addresses added must be associated with a CTM user.)

NOTE: Once a port has an assigned date we are no longer able to cancel the port request.  The port will need to be completed to move the number to another provider. A new submission will be necessary once the port is complete.  

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