Timescales: Number Porting Typical Lead Times
This article will outline the typical lead times to be expected when placing a number port request with 8x8.
Please note that all estimates provided here are guidelines only. Our team are dedicated to making your number porting experience as quick and smooth as possible, but it is important to highlight that most porting requests involve multiple providers and can therefore be delayed by factors outside our control.
If you have a different question about number porting with 8x8 the following links may be helpful.
|How do I submit a number port request to 8x8?||Click here|
|What documentation is needed to port my telephone number(s) to 8x8?||Click here|
Porting to 8x8
- Step One - Submit the port request via 8x8 Admin Console and you will receive a case reference in the format: C1234567.
- Step Two - Varies based on location:
- USA & Canada - Skip step two
- UK, Ireland & the rest of the world - You will receive an email titled 'Number Transfer Request' as shown below. Please find the required documentation on this link, for the relevant country. Once the paperwork is gathered and completed please reply to the email or upload documents to your case via the 8x8 Support Portal.
- Step Three - We will validate your request and get in touch via your case to advise if any further information is required before we can proceed.
- Step Four - We will submit your port request to the current provider targeting your preferred date or, if this is unavailable, the earliest available date.
From this point the lead time for your port request will depend on the country, carrier, volume of numbers and the accuracy of the information provided on your porting documentation. For the best estimate of how long your port request will take to be completed once it has been submitted to the current provider please see below for a breakdown of the minimum lead times.
Minimum Lead Times
Below are the minimum lead times for number porting with 8x8. These estimates assume that accurate information is supplied upon submission of the port request in Admin Console & on any supporting documentation. If your port request is rejected by the current provider, based on the information supplied, then the process must be restarted and the lead time resets.
USA & Canada
|1 - 49 local numbers||7 business days|
|50+ local numbers||15 business days|
|Toll Free numbers||3 business days|
UK & Ireland
|1 number||11 business days|
|2 - 49 numbers||15 business days|
|50 - 149 numbers||20 business days|
|150+ numbers||25 business days|
Rest of the World
The lead times vary significantly on a country by country basis. For most we would recommend allowing at least 20 business days. If you would like to know the typical lead time for a specific country please submit the port request and, when contacted by our number porting team, ask for more detail on the expected time frame.
Other Porting Timescales
Please see below the other number porting actions for which lead times apply.
*Note. These processes are mostly applicable worldwide, but they can differ from country to country. For example, ports in Italy cannot be changed or cancelled once accepted. Please get in touch with our team via your case, if you are porting numbers outside USA, Canada, UK & Ireland and you would like more detail on the lead times below.
|Cancellation||My port request is accepted but I no longer want the number to port. How much notice do I need to give to cancel the port date?||
2 business days
|Date Change||My port request is accepted but the scheduled date is not suitable. How much notice do I need to give to change the port date?||
2 business days
|Rejections||My port request has been rejected by the current provider. How long will my request remain open for revised information to be provided?||
5 business days
Porting Away from 8x8
To port your 8x8 telephone numbers away to a new provider, the port request would need to be initiated via your new provider. To establish the correct information to be included on your request you can raise a 'CSR request' with 8x8.
We will supply you with a record of the numbers on your 8x8 account and the associated details you may need to port them.
Please see below for the best estimate of how long your CSR request will take to be completed.
|CSR Requests / Port Out Information Requests|
|1 - 49 numbers (single country)||7 business days|
|50 - 149 numbers (single country)||10 business days|
|150+ numbers (single country)||13 business days|
|Multiple countries||Lead time will vary based on volume & countries involved|
Spoofing (8x8 Work)
If you need to present non-8x8 numbers as the outbound caller ID when making calls from 8x8 Work, you will first need to submit a spoofing authorisation request. For more details please click here.
Please see below for the best estimate of how long your spoofing request will take to be completed.
|Spoofing / Outbound Caller ID Requests (8x8 Work)|
|1 - 10 numbers||3 business days|
|11 - 49 numbers||5 business days|
|50+ numbers||Lead time will vary based on volume|