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Number portability plans still in the works, says technology minister

Published:Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 11:32 AM
Phillip Paulwell

Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Phillip Paulwell, says the Government will deliver on its promise that cellular phone users will have number portability by the end of May this year.

Number portability will allow cellular phone users to carry their numbers across ports when they switch their service providers.

Speaking in Montego Bay recently, Paulwell said number portability is among the conditions government imposed for the LIME/Flow merger.

The Minister also assured that the country will not return to the days of telecommunication monopoly.

According to Paulwell, despite the proposed Lime/Flow merger the government will ensure the preservation of competition.