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How do I transfer an existing phone number to GoTo Connect?

Submit a request to have your phone numbers transferred (or ported) over to us from your previous provider. Only available in the United States and Canada.

Important: Please excuse our mess while we improve your admin experience! We are in the process of migrating all accounts to the new GoTo Admin. The article below is meant for admins who use PBX Administration (classic) at If you're an admin who uses GoTo Admin at, please refer to: How do I manage my phone numbers?
Before you begin: You must be assigned the Admin or Super admin role to perform this task.
These are the requirements to port a number. If a port request is rejected because one or more of these requirements are not met, you may incur a $15 charge.
  • Have a copy of your most recent bill
  • Your account must be in good standing
  • There can't be any freezes, pending orders, or disconnected numbers on your account
Here are some tips of the do's and don'ts before you get started:
  • Be exact. Your information (including your pin number) must match exactly with what’s on record with your current phone service provider. If the information provided does not match, your transfer will be delayed or rejected. Refer to your current bill or contact your current service provider.
  • Be patient. Port requests with properly submitted information can take a minimum of 15 business days to process. If there are rejections due to incorrect information or anything else, that timeline will be extended.
  • Do not cancel your current service until the ports are all complete.
  • Do not cancel your Broadband service as this could cause a delay in starting your service with us.
  • Do not cancel your temporary number until the ports are all complete and the ported numbers are routed correctly. When you are ready to cancel a number, please email
  1. Sign in to PBX Administration (classic) at
  2. Select Phone Numbers in the left navigation menu.
  3. Select Transfer and then choose one of the following options:
    • Transfer Numbers to start a new transfer request
    • Continue Transfer to continue working on an existing transfer request
  4. Complete all of the required fields.
    Tip: While adding the transferring number(s) to a 411 directory or assigning a caller ID are optional steps, we recommend that you complete these fields. There may be a charge for adding or changing the caller ID or directory listing after the transfer has been completed.
  5. Select Accept & Submit when you are done.

    Result: The request will show up in your Orders dashboard where you can track its progress. You will receive an email when we receive a transfer date (a.k.a. Firm Order Commitment (FOC)) from your current carrier. This may take a few days or more depending on your current carrier and the quality of the information you provided in your request.

  6. Optional: Order a number for temporary use while you wait for your port to complete. This would allow you to enable a forward on your old system from your porting number to this temporary number to allow you to use your new system sooner.
What to do next: Make sure that you set up your desired call flow. When you receive an FOC date, the number will display in your account so that you can proactively route the phone number and be prepared to take calls as soon as your transfer is complete.