Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

Buy212Telephonenumber specializes in providing 212 area code telephone numbers to customers in the New York City area and other markets. We also, maintain a smaller niche in the New York City telephone number market by providing customers with excellent telephone numbers in the New York City other area codes of 347, 646, 718, 917, 929 and 323.
 

Is this legal?

Yes. On November 24, 2003, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) enacted legislation allowing greater flexibility with your telephone number. Wireless, landline and internet customers can now purchase their telephone number from a small or large telephone number provider and switch carriers through portability.

What is portability?

Portability or Local Number Portability (LPN) refers to the ability to transfer a fixed-line or mobile telephone number to a different carrier. If you have a landline or mobile account in your name, you will be able to move the telephone number to a different carrier. There are some restrictions as it relates to porting a telephone number, it must be within the physical area of the specific area code unless porting to a VoIP or telephone number management service such as Google Voice.
 

Will I own the 212 area code phone number I purchase from your company?

Yes. As long as you keep your 212 area code telephone number in active status with a carrier then you will enjoy exclusive and uninterrupted use of your 212 area code telephone number.

If I purchase a 212 area code phone number from your company can I port it?

Yes. All of our 212 area code phone numbers can be ported to a different carrier.

 

How soon will I receive account information for porting?

Usually within 8 hours after the purchase of your 212 area code phone number you will receive an account information email so you may begin the process of porting your 212 area code telephone number same day. If your purchase falls on a Saturday evening or Sunday, then your account information email will be sent to you by afternoon on Monday.
 

Will I also receive a SIM card in the mail?

Yes. You will receive a SIM card in the mail within 1-3 days after your purchase. The SIM card will have a $10 balance on the account, and can be used for domestic or international calls. The SIM card will be a 3 in 1 cut, allowing for use in any SIM card slot, and will operate in an AT&T brand or unlocked cell phone. Make at least one outgoing call using the SIM card in a cell phone to establish you have proof of ownership. Once your proof of ownership has been established, then the current carrier will release your 212 area code telephone number to your new carrier.

Can I reload my 212 Area Code Number SIM card?

Yes, you may reload your 212 area code number SIM card with the current carrier. The current carrier's minimum reload amount is $10.
 

Are there any other charges associated with owning a 212 area code phone number after purchase?

No. Other than the price of your 212 area code telephone number there are no other charges associated with owning a 212 area code telephone number from us. If the price of your 212 area code telephone number is $89, you pay only $89, no tax, and always free shipping with us on every purchase.
 

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept online payments via Paypal. Paypal accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and other debit and credit cards. For payments in excess of $500 we also accept ACH, Transferwise and Remitly payments.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. If you are unable to port your 212 area code telephone number for any reason, please contact us within 14 days of your purchase, and we will gladly refund your payment minus any call usage.