Porting Types & Time Frames


Molly Katolas


Bandwidth abides by applicable FCC standards, requirements, and recommendations for number porting. The type of port request submitted can affect porting timeframes; the below diagram should provide a better idea of what to expect. Keep in mind, however, that industry standards and practices are subject to change.  If an order is taking longer than indicated below and has not received a rejection of any kind, please contact the Bandwidth LNP team for assistance here

Type Of Port Estimated Porting Interval
Standard or Off-net Port 3-7 business days
Simple Port 1-2 business days
Complex or Non-Simple Port 2-4 business days
Project Port 3-4 weeks
Toll-Free Port 2-7 business days

Note that all time intervals presented in the above diagram are contingent upon the authorized End User’s information provided to Bandwidth being correct so that it matches the current/losing carrier’s applicable records. If the requisite information does not match, the time interval for porting will become longer. Please keep in mind that because Bandwidth cannot predict any errors in processing, or the behaviors of other carriers, all quoted times are Bandwidth’s goal to get the order completed and cannot be guaranteed for all cases.

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