Late last year, the cell phone carriers implemented “number portability” in one hundred cities across the country.

Sonoma County is number 114 on the list. We won’t be able to keep our cell phone numbers when we change carriers until sometime this summer.

AT&T coverage seems to be getting worse. One theory is that AT&T coverage is deteriorating while AT&T converts its towers to its new GSM system – leaving fewer and fewer towers for its existing customers with TDMA phones. Here’s a valuable source of independent information about Bay Area cell phone carriers.

Effective immediately, my new Verizon cell phone number is

(707) 338-3373.

No carrier covers West Sonoma County, so I still might not be able to answer cell phone calls in my home office. But perhaps we’ll be disconnected less often when I talk to you other times!

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