Yes you can port your number.
Our little, local phone company out here in the mountains is a co-op.
We dropped (most of) their landline over 1 year ago, after it got to be almost $35.00 per month & we were always using our cellphones anyway.
However, I have checked with our little co-op & if I do buy this ST box, I will NOT, repeat, not, be able to port my old landline number to this device, simply because that company is a co-op, & the company specified "no porting" way back on our original contract. Ugh.Rats.
My suggestion is to go and ask your provider, in person.
That is a drag, & very inconvenient, true, but better to be sure, if keeping that same number is so important to you.Sometimes the person on the other end, when calling about service or IT issues, can be mistaken.So go over there, & physically ask the company whether you can port your old number.
I am glad I did.
THIS PHONE WORKS GREAT WITH OUR CORDLESS PHONE.JUST PLUG YOUR PHONE AND IT WORKS GREAT.WE LIVE IN THE COUNTRY AND IN A METAL HOME AND IT WORKS GREAT
Yes, it's the law. We've been paying a "portability" fee in our phone bills for years to allow us to keep our numbers.
Some landline companies like AT&T might drag their feet and take a long time (days) while some get it done pretty quickly. Just be patient and use the temp. # ST assigns until it happens (your landline phone will go dead).
However, you can still connect the ST box to a wired jack in your house and use all the other jacks for your existing phones, or you can get a wireless phone set (I have 8 handsets) and spread around your house as desired, or combine the two. (since the ST box has TWO jacks in the back).