I understand that beginning on November 30 you are supposed to be able to change your cell phone provider and keep your existing cell number. Many people stay with the same company simply because it is such a hassle to go through the change process.
I am anxious to see how well this will be accomplished in Panama. The concept is good and it should help competition, but if the implementation is flawed then there will only be more disgruntled consumers.
I think I will hold off for a while, but I have been considering a change for some time.