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 broader niche in the USA telephone number market by providing customers with excellent telephone numbers for all USA area codes - Vanity USA Numbers.

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, Prepay cellular plan 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 telephone numbers can be ported to a different carrier.                  

How soon will I receive account information for porting?

If you chose Same Day Delivery usually within 3 hours after the purchase of your 212 area code telephone 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 you chose Next Day delivery you will receive an account information email within 12 hours, and 3 Day delivery within 48 hours after the purchase of your 212 area telephone number. 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 3 days after your purchase (same or next day delivery if you select Amazon courier delivery for a $3.50 service charge). The SIM card will have a $5 balance on the account and can be used for domestic or international calls or text messages. 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. 

How do I port my 212 area code telephone number?

When your SIM card arrive by Amazon courier or mail, text or send us an email to have your SIM card activated with the 212 area code telephone number you purchased. Activation usually will take 1 to 4 hours to complete and we will notify you when your SIM card has been activated. Next, insert the activated SIM card into an AT&T brand or unlocked cell phone and make at least one outgoing call to establish you have proof of ownership. Once your proof of ownership has been established contact the carrier you would like to port to and provide the new carrier your telephone number, name of current carrier, SIM card serial number (which is the account number) and password to have your 212 area code telephone number ported to their service.

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.