I had a telephone # I used for a small business that had be promoted via many snail mailings. The telephone# was originally with the local telco for ~ 4 years. Thereafter the telephone # was transferred to the first VOiP provider. At the end of a year with the first VOiP provider a second VOiP provider was contracted based on transferring the telephone #.6 months later the telephone # has not transferred, the current provider apparently cannot manage the process.
The telephone # now produces a "not in service" answer. A reverse lookup of the telephone number indicates it resides with the Telco and is available. A call to the Telco produces no results.
Who owns the telephone #? As the customer service reps (when I can actually contact them and speak to them ...) have been of no assistance, besides the management of the various companies who could assist in the transfer of this telephone #.
Before I receive the expected response - I have always dealt in a respectful and professional manner with the customer service reps - but I always indicate I need a workable solution to the problem.