Requesting a number port for US, Canada, or Puerto Rico

A number port allows you to move your existing number from one Telecommunications Service Provider to Zoom Phone.

Note: To know our porting activation times, porting time frames or if you're having issues during the porting process, please visit our FAQ page.

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Prerequisites for requesting a number port for US, Canada, or Puerto Rico

You will need to provide the following information:

Additionally, please inform Zoom ahead of time if you are using your existing phones with Zoom Phone. If so, you may need to contact your current carrier on the day of port to unlock the phone so that we can provision them to Zoom Phone.

How to request a number port

Note: You will be able to port up to 100 numbers at a time using the Zoom web portal. If you need to port more than 100 numbers, you can request a project port for US and Canada, or Puerto Rico.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Phone System Management, then Phone Numbers.
  3. Click the Ported tab.
  4. Click Port Numbers.
  5. Input the numbers into the field and click Check Portability to confirm the numbers are valid, then click Next.
  6. (Optional) Enter an existing phone number that will be replaced with the ported number when the porting process is complete. This allows you to use a temporary phone number during the porting process. 
    Note: Specifying an existing phone number will not use additional licenses.
  7. Click Next.
    You will see an online Letter of Agency (LOA) form.
  8. Using an invoice from the losing carrier, fill out the following information:
    • Billing Telephone Number: Enter your company's phone number as indicated on the invoice.
      • Do not enter the carrier's phone number.
      • Do not enter a toll-free number.
    • Company: Enter the name of your company as indicated on the invoice. Do not enter the name of the carrier.
    • Authorized Person: Enter the name of a person authorize to request a port of the numbers.
    • Address: Enter the service address. The service address may be different than the billing address.
    • Account Number (Optional): Enter the account number with your current carrier as indicated on the invoice.
      This is required for all wireless ports and some VOIP providers.
    • PIN (Optional): Enter the PIN or password provided by your current carrier. This is required for all wireless ports and some VoIP providers.
    • CRD (Optional): Specify the customer requested date, which is the preferred date for porting the number. This date is best effort and not guaranteed. If no date is specified, Zoom will request for the earliest possible date.
  9. Review common porting errors to minimize delays in the number porting process.
  10. Click Submit.
    Zoom Phone will send a request to your previous provider to validate the information on the LOA. If accepted, the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) will work with Zoom Phone and the previous provider to activate the pending port. Once approved, the numbers will be available to manage in the Zoom web portal.
    Note: The porting time for US/CA number porting is set at 11:30 am Eastern Time. It cannot be altered. Please ensure that you pre-assign* any porting numbers to ensure a smooth transition.

Contacting the porting team

If you’d like to contact the porting team regarding your order, please take the following steps;

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Navigate to Phone System Management then Phone Numbers.
  3. Click the Ported tab.
  4. Click the ellipses icon (...) next to the order you want to contact the porting team about.
  5. Click the Contact us about this order.
  6. Enter your questions using the message box.
    Once submitted, the porting team will reply using email.