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    Fonus a new mobile operator

    https://www.fonus.me/

    Hello,

    This offer sounds to good to be true.

    I ordert a sim let's see what will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thurr View Post
    ...This offer sounds to good to be true....
    Yeah. Their website is a bit light on the details and you always find the truth is in the details. Let us know what happens.
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    I’d be shocked if this project ever gets off the ground. I’m suspicious of the offer, but giving them the benefit of the doubt I call them “dreamers.”

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    A foreign service provider who claims to offer Local Number Portability (LNP)?

    I thought a carrier needs to provide service locally in said geographic location before offering to port your number over?
    “The Internet wasn’t meant to be metered in bits and bytes, so it’s insane that wireless companies are still making you buy it this way. The rate plan is dead — it’s a fossil from a time when wireless was metered by every call or text.” John Legere 1/5/2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by @TheRealDanny View Post
    A foreign service provider who claims to offer Local Number Portability (LNP)?

    I thought a carrier needs to provide service locally in said geographic location before offering to port your number over?
    I could see how a foreign provider could pull it off with one country they were really interested in and which had a partner in the other country, but not globally. Truphone can do it in their close circle of countries. Telcel is Mexico’s largest phone provider and is an MVNO in the US. I could easily see Telcel pitching to Mexican immigrants to the US keeping their Mexican number as a virtual number as a pitch to keep their business, but the way I read Fonus’ Wix made website, I could keep my Lichtenstein number moving to China.

    Their FAQ also doesn’t make sense:

    “How can I transfer my current number to Fonus?
    You contact your existing mobile operator and request to port your existing number to Fonus.“

    I don’t pretend to know the telecom rules for every country on Planet Earth, but my experience is that number porting requests normally start from the requesting carrier.

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