Number Porting

“I was paying over $50 per month for a phone line which I had for years with the carrier. After moving to iPlum I am paying less than one fifth charges with the convenience of separate line on my mobile, flexible billing and ability to call or text any domestic or international number. I am glad I switched to iPlum.” Nancy L, Nurse

Why Transfer Your Number to iPlum?

You can take advantage of iPlum’s no contract, low-cost service to save substantial charges compared to a regular carrier.

You can transfer your U.S., Canada or Toll-free line to iPlum. Your service could be mobile or landline. Both home and business numbers are eligible for porting. By moving your landline to iPlum, you get an additional capability of sending and receiving text messages on it.

Our users have freedom to choose. If after port-in, for any reason you decide to port-out your number to another carrier, there is no contract imposed by iPlum.

Steps to port or transfer your existing phone number to iPlum:

  1. Signup an iPlum account: On your computer or tablet browser go to iPlum website and click Signup at top right corner. Enter your existing phone number to start enrollment which will also become your login-id for the new account.

    Important: Your login-id can be any mobile or landline number. Please make sure you don’t use a virtual number to setup a login-id, it will not work. Login-id number is used to authenticate and setup your account. It will not change any services or carrier on this number. Once you setup an account, you will get an opportunity to input the number which you want to port-in. The port-in number can be same as login-id or different. We do allow port-in of virtual numbers into iPlum, just don’t use them to setup a new account.

    Note: If you have already downloaded iPlum app using Apple iTunes or Google Play and setup a new account, you can directly login to your iPlum online account and proceed to Step-4.

  2. Verify Code: iPlum will send you a code via text message for your mobile or an automated phone call to your landline depending on your login-id.

  3. Register: Enter your information to setup the new account.

  4. Dashboard: Login your iPlum online account.

  5. Check port eligibility: In the left column menu, click “Port Number” and then “Number Eligibility”. Enter the phone number which you want to transfer to iPlum. The porting number should be a working number which you own. Disconnected numbers can’t be ported.

    If you get to the next screen without any error, it means that the number can be ported. If there is an error, it means the number can’t be ported. You can contact us or try back in few weeks.

  6. PayPal setup: To keep the highest level of user’s security iPlum takes only PayPal method for payments. PayPal allows you to attach any credit, debit card or bank account for payments without exposing your financial information to the vendors.

    Note: If you don’t have a PayPal account we advise you to visit PayPal official website and set up an account before doing the next steps in the iPlum portal.

  7. Billing setup: In the left menu, select “Billing” and enter your PayPal account. For your protection the system will send a verify code to your PayPal email to authenticate your account . You will enter that code to complete teh PayPal setup at iPlum. This will be your default payment method for all iPlum purchases.

  8. Setup a subscription plan acording to the number type you will be porting (US, Canada or Toll-free) : In the left column menu, click “Dashboard” and then “Number Plan”. Number Plan will give you a temporary iPlum number. Later in the process you will enter teh number which you want to port. The purpose of this number is to setup a placeholder subscription until your actual number is ported into iPlum and then this temporary number will be automatically deleted from the account.

    Important: The subscription plan you select needs to be of the same type as the number you are porting. e.g For porting a U.S. number select U.S. plan; Canada number select Canada Plan and for Toll-free select teh Toll-free plan. The area-code of the temporary number can be different from the area code of the number you are porting as long as the subscription plan type is same.

    Note: If you have an existing iPlum phone number subscription, you can move to the next step.

  9. Start port-in process: In the left column menu, click “Port Number” and then “Start Port-in”. Here enter the phone number which you want to transfer to iPlum.

  10. Fill the form: Enter the requested information. Make sure to fill all the mandatory fields.

    It is advisable to call your carrier customer service and get all the information before filling the form:

    Carrier Account: Select Single-Line if there is only one number on your account which is getting ported. Select Muti-Line if there are more numbers on the account even if you are transferring only one number into iPlum.
    Account Type: Select Business, Residential or Toll-free. Carrier Account Number: Enter full number normally located at the top of the carrier bill. Don’t enter spaces, dashes or hyphens.
    Name/Business Name: Fill the text box as per information on your carrier bill.
    Account Owner’s Name: For businesses, it is the name of the person authorized on the account. For residential it is same as the subscriber’s name.
    Primary Phone Number on Account: For Single-Line account it is same as the number you are porting. For Multi-Line account, enter the primary phone number on the account.
    Porting Account Pin or Security Code: Enter the security code or pin on the account. If you don’t have one enter 0000.
    Address: Enter your full service address on file with the carrier. Your service address could be different than the billing address. Do not enter PO Box addresses. If your bill has only PO Box address, call your carrier to get service address.

  11. Complete the process using PayPal: It takes approximately 4 – 7 business days to transfer a phone number into iPlum based on the carrier. You will receive an email notification when the transfer is complete.

    Note: For Toll-free or Canada number transfers, there is an additional form which needs to be filled and emailed to our support team. You will get the instructions via email after port submission.

  12. Temporary iPlum Number will be swapped with the ported number after your number gets portedOnce the number is transferred, it will be swapped into your iPlum account, replacing the temporary number.

  13. Download iPlum app & start using iPlum:Go to Apple iTunes or Google Play on your smartphone or tablet to download the iPlum app. You can simply login and start using it.

  14. Check disconnect with the carrier: After your number is ported over to iPlum, we advise that you call your carrier to confirm disconnect of the service and stop any further billing.

  15. Add additional ports: If you want to port additional numbers into this account, you have to first convert your iPlum account into a Business team account , add new users and repeat the same port process as many times for each number. There are no extra charges for setting business account.

  16. Port-out: If for any reason in future you decide to port-out your number to another carrier, you can easily do that. With iPlum, there is no lock-in or any restrictive long term contract.

Note: During port process, if you have any questions, you can always contact us.

Helpful links:

How to setup Call Forwarding from iPlum number to an external US or International number?

How to setup a business team account in iPlum?

How to setup multiple phone numbers in an iPlum account?

All Q&A

List of some carriers which you can port into iPlum:

AT&T, AT&T GoPhone, Bandwidth, Bell, Boost Mobile, CenturyLink, Chatr, Cingular, Cincinnati Bell, Cityfone, Consumer Cellular, Convoi, Cox Cable, Credo, Cricket, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Frontier Communications, Google Voice, Google Project Fi, Grasshopper, H2O Wireless, Koodo, Level 3, Line 2, Lyca Mobile, Magic Jack, MetroPCS, Mobilicity, Ooma, Ptel, Qwest, Republic Wireless, Ring Plus, Rogers, SendHub, Sideline, Skype, Sprint, Straight Talk, Telus, Text Now, T-Mobile, T-Mobile Prepaid, TracFone or Net10, Ultra Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Verizon Wireless, Verizon Wireless Prepaid, Virgin Mobile, Vonage, Wind etc.