Can the owner of the licensed number break a license and take it back? December 24, 2020 14:22 Updated No. Once a license for a phone number is entered into, the license can not be broken by the licensor. Related articles Do I own the number I'm licensing? How does licensing a phone number work? Can I port the licensed number out to another provider? Can I cancel a licensed number? Is there a license contract or time period? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.