Their OCN is 3808.  They are a CLEC that serves most of rural Illinois.

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Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions
http://www.ics-il.com


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Yunker" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Frontier communications is blocking access to our VOIP


> Do you know whether Heartland is set up as a CLEC in Illinois?  Do they 
> have
> switches in the LATA that from which you are trying to port numbers?  If
> not, do they have an agreement with a CLEC or ILEC that does have 
> switching
> capability in that LATA?
>
> Under the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) "local number
> portability" (LNP) rules, so long as you remain in the same geographic 
> area,
> you can switch telephone service providers and keep your existing phone
> number.  I've heard of telco's claiming non-portability of numbers based 
> on
> the fact that a Vo-IP provider is actually not in the "same geographic 
> area"
> in that the Vo-IP provider had no facilities and no partners in that
> geographic area.
>
> ALSO Note: Certain small wireline companies may have an exemption from the
> porting requirements if they have received a waiver from their state 
> public
> service commission.
>
> Larry Yunker, Network Consultant
> WISP Advantage
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Behalf Of Ross Cornett
> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 12:21 PM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Frontier communications is blocking access to our 
> VOIP
>
> We found that ICTC (Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company) and Frontier
> use the same tandem in Mattoon illinois... Frontier will pass calls from
> Frontier to ICTC... However, when we port a number from ICTC, they will 
> not
> hand the call over to heartland communications, which is our new VOIP
> provider...   I called the ICC(Illinois Commerce Commission) they told me 
> I
> had to call the FCC they told me until I contacted a lawyer and they would
> not talk to me... I can't believe the red tape...
>
> In the meantime, I have customers in Frontier Communications, that are
> losing service due to this mishap...
>
>
> ____________________________________________________________________________
> _________________________
> Galatians 6:7-8: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
> soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of
> the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the
> Spirit reap life everlasting."
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Eric Merkel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 10:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Frontier communications is blocking access to our 
> VOIP
>
>
>> Have your CLEC call them and make sure it is not just a routing issue
>> or problem in their phone switch. We've run into this quite a bit with
>> rural telco's in our area. If they are truly blocking calls to your
>> numbers, complain to your state's public utility comission ASAP!
>>
>> -Eric
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Ross Cornett
>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> Anyone know of anything that can help me here?
>>>
>>>  Frontier communciations is allowing us to port numbers out of their
>>>  territory, but they are blocking callers from their areas from calling
>>> those
>>>  numbers....
>>>
>>>  Is this legal?  Does anyone have any ideas that can help me...
>>>
>>>  We are working with Heartland Communciations in Paducah Kentucky.  We
>>> get
>>>  our bandwidth from them.  They also do our VOIP.  When we switched from
>>> our
>>>  Illinois Consolidated telephone system a centrex system.  We moved to
>>> our
>>>  inhouse VOIP provided by Heartland Communications in Paducah Kentucky.
>>>  Frontier Communications started blocking their callers from calling our
>>>  office and any dialup numbers we ported also...
>>>
>>>  By the way Illinois Consolidated, an independant in Central Illinois 
>>> has
>>>  been really nice working with us on this.... I can't say enough about
>>> their
>>>  assistance...
>>>
>>>  My dialups are going fast If I can't get a solution....let alone my
>>> office
>>>  will never be able to use the VOIP that I have fibered to my office....
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  Ross E. Cornett
>>>  HofNet Communications, Inc.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
> ____________________________________________________________________________
> _________________________
>>>  Galatians 6:7-8: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a
>>> man
>>>  soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall
>>> of
>>>  the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of 
>>> the
>>>  Spirit reap life everlasting."
>>>
>>>
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