Just curious about DID numbers. With my cell phone, I can switch between providers and keep the same phone #. I am wondering about that with DID numbers. I was doing some research, and see companies renting them affordably, only around $0.50/month, but what if I wanted to switch VoIP companies, or even suspend service for a little. Is it possible to “own” the number and then like DNS, assign it to whichever carrier I want?
I was looking at this list of companies on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competitive_local_exchange_carrier#Current_operating_CLEC_companies, and while they offer the numbers, I don’t see anywhere that I can flat out own it.
I remember the old days of Network Solutions running the internet before deregulation, but don’t know who “runs” the phone system. As in, if I “buy” a number from Callfire.com, who did they get it from? Do they owe that company monthly for each number in their inventory?