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Wireless number portability desired by majority of Canadians, new survey shows

News | 10/15/2002 4:00 am EDT

Canadians have expressed significant support for the introduction of local number portability (LNP) by the country's wireless operators, a recent survey shows. Conducted by Decima Research Inc. for Report on Wireless, the survey indicates that two-thirds of Canadians who own and use a cell phone believe the country's wireless operators should be required to provide wireless local number portability to their subscribers. Commonly known as wireless LNP, it would enable mobile wireless subscribers to maintain the same cell phone number if they switch to a rival provider.

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