Does this apply to regional areas as well?
Some years ago I ported my PSTN to a VSP - who subsequently went broke a few year later - it would be great to be able to retrieve that phone number again and have it as my Exetel Voip number (instead of my current Brisbane one). Do you think this would be possible?
This applies to all PSTN users who currently use Telstra, Optus, MCI or AAPT at this stage. If the telephone number is still active then it should be possible. if the telephone number is lost then can't actually do anything as it has to be active on the networks mentioned previously and owned to someone.