Carriers not ready??

Are the carriers really not ready for Wireless Portability or is this a decided passive aggressive protest. I’ve seen two reports now – one from cellular news and the other from eWeek suggesting the carriers are not ready.

As you may or not recall, there was little if any penalty for not meeting the e911 deadline which seemed a bit more high priority – considering human safety. Given the lack of penalty from our wondrous FCC, it’s hard to accept that there will be a penalty here if we are met with technical glitches or delays.

Both articles referenced above recommend waiting until March of 2004… a nice full quarter and financial period later than the expected deadline. I’m still planning on making the switch ASAP, as my corporate coverage for Nextel expires this month anyway. Hopefully I’ll really get to keep my number.

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