I am having a router for fiber installed in finished basement utility room where the phone line comes in. I will be switching over to voip phone and canceling Centurylink. I'm going to be porting my number over, so I don't want to cancel Centurylink until the install.
My question is, the phone line uses cat 5 or cat 5e and I'm just going to use that to get a wired connection into my master bedroom, but leaving the router ap in basement for wireless.
Will they be able to use that phone line while it's still on Centurylink? Again, I don't want to cancel the line until it's ported. Will my new service provider need to do the port in advance from their location, and then I'll cancel and go a couple days w/out home phone?