the term "wireline" is the same as the old school "landline"
FCC regulates every LNP action, and as usual, they are really vague about it:
When you port into Tmo, you test first here:
This means number barn is actually porting your number to a land line so you can keep it, while you are switching numbers / carriers
Might as well switch to prepaid and keep the number. This way it would be easy to switch back to plan, see some plans here:
Ah! Well... might as well do the prepaid plan - that makes a lot of sense. Thanks very much!
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It's actually really easy to port either way (from TMobile to NumberBarn; from NumberBarn to TMobile). I have ported numbers to and from NumberBarn to TMobile (and Verizon) many times and it always works without a hitch. You are right that it is ends up being classified as a "wireline" number but then when you port it back to TMobile they turn it back to a "wireless" number. NumberBarn's support department is awesome, so I would recommend contacting them if you ever have questions.