Clerk enables users to retain their phone number even when switching to a different mobile network or service provider.
When you decide to switch to a new carrier, you need to initiate the port-out process from the new carrier's end. They will typically require some information, such as your current phone number, account details, and possibly an authorization code or PIN from Clerk. Once the request is submitted, the new carrier will communicate with Clerk to facilitate the transfer of your phone number.
The purpose of the port-out process is to ensure that you have the freedom to move your phone number between different carriers while keeping the same contact information. This allows you to switch providers without the hassle of changing your phone number and ensures continuity in your communications.