Monday, May 24 Begins Nationwide Number Portability: Keep Your Cell Number When You Switch, But What Happens to the Old Phone?

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"Number portability" began in November for parts of the country, but on Monday it will be available throughout the nation. Millions of cellular phone users are about to discover that when they switch companies they can keep their number, but a new phone will be required. One company offers consumers an easy way to get rid of old cell phones and get paid cash for doing it.

Monday, May 24 full portability of cellular phone numbers goes into effect nation wide, creating a new problem for consumers – what to do with old cell phones.

Last November the Federal Communications Commission began portability of cell phone numbers, but only in the 100 most populous metropolitan areas of the country. Now the rules of “number portability” are expanded to include the entire nation.

To help consumers, carriers, and retailers deal with this huge avalanche of used wireless phones, has launched a campaign informing people that their retired cell phones may still be of value.

“Right now consumers are focused on keeping their most valuable resource, their phone number.” said James Mosieur CEO of RMS Communications Group, Inc., the company that operates “Most don’t realize that they can’t use their old phone when they switch.”

Thousands of people each month are currently selling their unwanted cell phones to RMS using the innovative website. makes it easy to turn in old phones, and they will even provide for shipping.

“We have already seen a tremendous interest from consumers after the start of portability in November. We anticipate an additional increase in activity following the May 24th expansion,” said Mosieur. “Most consumers don’t have many profitable and environmentally friendly options for disposing of their old cell phones.”

About 2.6 million wireless customers have switched to new carriers since Nov. 24, according to the FCC. This has added to the estimated 130 million phones abandoned by consumers each year, and the number is expected to continue to increase.

There are an estimated 170 million cell phones currently in use, and each has a life span of just 12 to 24 months. Consumers love to upgrade to the latest and greatest model, and now that they are able to keep their phone number they will be more likely to make the switch to take advantage of enticing offers from competitive carriers.

About provides consumers and businesses a convenient way to get cash for cell phones that otherwise lay idle. More information can be found at

About RMS

Since 1985 RMS Communications Group, Inc. has been a leading wireless wholesaler with customers all over the world. They support the wireless industry with innovative services designed to help service providers, wireless agents and corporate customers get the most out of their wireless devices. More information on RMS is available at


James Mosieur

RMS Communications Group, Inc

4551 NW 44th

Ocala, FL 34482

Phone: 352-369-3888

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