Use JSI’s NPAC Query Portal for a more accurate filing
Service providers that receive numbering resources directly from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) are reminded that they must file Form 502, the Numbering Resource Utilization & Forecast (NRUF), with NANPA by February 1, 2022. The February filing will show the status of all numbering assignments as of December 31, 2021. Your NRUF Form 502 should categorize your numbers as Assigned, Intermediate, Reserved, Aging, or Administrative. Numbers not designated in any of these categories are deemed Available for Assignment.
One common problem on Form 502 is the misclassification of telephone numbers (TNs) that have been ported out of the original service provider’s network. Current rules require the carrier to which the numbers were originally assigned by NANPA to report ported-out numbers as Assigned on the Form 502. If a ported-out number is disconnected in the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) it automatically returns (snaps back) to the original carrier assigned the number. These disconnected TNs must be categorized as Available in the original carrier’s Form 502 filing. The problem is that many service providers are NOT notified when one of their native numbers is disconnected in the NPAC and returned to their numbering inventory.
To assist our clients with ported TN status accuracy, we’ve developed the NPAC Query Portal in MyJSI where clients can directly check the latest ported status of their assigned NPA-NXXs and 1K Blocks. The downloadable Excel reports include: Telephone Number, Port Status, Location Routing Number (LRN), Ported Date, Line Type, Operating Company Number (OCN), Service Provider Identifier (SPID), City, and State. The NPAC Query Portal is accessible 24/7 to all MyJSI users and no contract is required. Fees are based solely on the quantity of NXXs or 1K blocks requested. Querying a full NPA-NXX is $35 and a single 1K block is $5. If you do not have a MyJSI account, you can request one by clicking on the sign up link at http://myjsi.jsitel.com/site/login.
For questions on the Form 502 or the NPAC Query Portal, please contact Karen Hoffman in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.