Incumbent companies may try to interfere with these new norms, creating contracts that prohibit end users from changing from one company to another within a certain timeframe, thereby causing the number portability agreement
to fail," notes Mercado.
The Bell System companies affected by the Portability Act have signed a Mandatory Portability Agreement
that spells out their obligations.
com), a provider of mission-critical technology services, to support Syniverse's recent number portability agreement
with Centennial Communications.
PaineWebber signed the first portability agreement
with Prudential Securities in March of this year.