NY Times: Gearing Up for the Big Mobile Phone Switch

UY RADER lives in Queens, but when it comes to cellphone service, he feels as if he has been “in pre-glasnost Russia.”
That is because he has not been able to switch wireless companies without giving up his number, which he has had for four years. But in 11 days, new federal rules will let him move his number from Sprint to a new provider, so he says he intends to start “playing the field,” studying offers from rival companies he has previously ignored lest he suffer from amenity envy. (full story)