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8 mln Americans took advantage of number portability

Nearly 8 mln mobile phone users have switched carriers and kept their cell numbers since a new rule allowing that flexibility went into effect one year ago, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Almost 750,000 more people have moved either a home or office phone number to a cell phone.

Nearly 8 mln mobile phone users have switched carriers and kept their cell numbers since a new rule allowing that flexibility went into effect one year ago, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Almost 750,000 more people have moved either a home or office phone number to a cell phone.