Hi All,\n\n"The Commerce Commission yesterday ruled that phone companies must\nallow customers to keep their existing number when switching service\nproviders. The ruling takes effect on April 1, 2007. It applies to\nlandlines and cellular numbers."\n\n[URL]http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/print.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10343458[/URL]\n\nDoes anyone know whether this means that my current number in Auckland\n(e.g. 09 - 123 4567) will be portable wherever I go in the country?\n\nI cannot see how that would be done, but then I don't know much about\nhow phone systems work!\n\nAlan.