Moving out of state to a new home or business is a huge time of change for anyone; new address, new neighbors, new community and oftentimes new belongings, as well. But does your phone number have to change, too? The short answer is that it depends.
Should I Change My Phone Number?
Benefits of Keeping an “Old” Number
For many landlines, and particularly for businesses, keeping the same number at a new location is very important. Family, friends, and customers all have your “old” numbers saved in their phones and systems and would have to all be notified of the change. Additionally, businesses would likely incur additional costs to change the phone number(s) on all signage and company related materials as well. In most cases, if you are planning to keep your landline number(s) but are simply changing providers, there should be no problem in keeping your old number.
Weigh Your Options
Possible problems might occur depending on where you’re moving to, who your current provider is and if you will or will not be outside of the company’s service area in the new location. Sometimes, however, it is not possible to transfer a phone number from one exchange to another, so be prepared for this possibility. The best way to check is to speak to your service provider and discuss your options well before you are planning to move. That way, you’ll have time to take action and take care of any issues before you’re settled into your new home or business.
Calling your home phone service provider will help you move your phone number, but for everything else, call DeVries Moving & Storage Solutions today! Speak to one of our trained professionals to learn how we can help you make your next move as seamless and stress-free as possible.