cutTheCordSmallTired of paying for a landline you barely use?  So are almost 40% of other households, which only rely on cell phones.  The problem with getting rid of your landline is that you have had your phone number for years and just don’t want to give it up.

Did you know that under the FCC’s “local number portability” rules, you can switch telephone service providers for wireline, wireless, or Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and keep your existing phone number?

KeepMyPhoneNumber.com can help you keep your number at a fraction of the cost of a monthly phone bill. They help you keep your phone number by transferring it to their cloud-based messaging service for an annual service fee of around $60.  They also screen out “Robo Calls” so only people calling your number can leave you a message, which you can get in email.

The transfer procedure is simple.  You complete a release form and once submitted, the transfer normally takes between 2 and 10 business days. There is no specialized hardware or software required, and they claim that if you are not satisfied, they will release your local number to the vendor of your choice at no additional charge.