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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Changing number to preferred area code

Okay, I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but I recently moved back to BC and am looking to change my number. I know there are options to do this in Self-Serve, but... I am superstitious and really really want number with more 8s in it. I used to be able to do it at the FIDO store where the sales rep were able to help me find something more luckiness. Is there any way I can find a way to change my number and select it from a larger roster than what populates today on self-serve?

 

Sincerely,

Highly Superstitious Mobile User

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Changing number to preferred area code

Only the moderator team can help you picking your preferred number , you should contact the moderator team.

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/notes/composepage/note-to-user-id/22437

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Changing number to preferred area code

Oh thank you! I will try asking them very nicely and see if they accomodate my silly request Smiley Happy. Thanks for the quick response!

Mayor / Maire

Re: Changing number to preferred area code


@komodia wrote:

Oh thank you! I will try asking them very nicely and see if they accomodate my silly request Smiley Happy. Thanks for the quick response!


If @emad was able to answer your question, it seems reasonable that you would select his answer as "Solution". No ?

You can amend your Solution, if you wish.

Re: Changing number to preferred area code


@hairbag1 wrote:

@komodia wrote:

Oh thank you! I will try asking them very nicely and see if they accomodate my silly request Smiley Happy. Thanks for the quick response!


If @emad was able to answer your question, it seems reasonable that you would select his answer as "Solution". No ?

You can amend your Solution, if you wish.


@komodia , I know that it could have been an accident, and it could have even been one of the oracles or moderators who did it by mistake, but if you were the one who marked a solution, please don't mark your own post as such.  Part of the reason for solutions is to thank other members for helping you. Solutions may also come into play when calculating community rewards.

 

 

Re: Changing number to preferred area code


@komodia wrote:

Okay, I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but I recently moved back to BC and am looking to change my number. I know there are options to do this in Self-Serve, but... I am superstitious and really really want number with more 8s in it. I used to be able to do it at the FIDO store where the sales rep were able to help me find something more luckiness. Is there any way I can find a way to change my number and select it from a larger roster than what populates today on self-serve?

 

Sincerely,

Highly Superstitious Mobile User


If it's of that much importance to you, Telus Mobility used to have an option when changing phone numbers to show only what they called "Asian friendly" phone numbers.  I don't remember if that was an option when activating a new account, but it definitely was an option for the Telus self-serve site number change feature.  It would give you a lot of 2s and 8s, but would try to minimize the 4s.  I can't guarantee that's still an option at Telus Mobility, but if it is, that "asian friendly" phone number option was great, and would often uncover numbers that wouldn't show up unless you checked that option.  It used to also give a lot of numbers that ended in 00.  I would suggest asking a friend who uses Telus Mobility and ask him/her if the Asian-friendly phone number option is still there. In some cities, Telus even had some numbers that started with 882 or even 888 after the area code.

 

The reason for me brining that up is because of the fact that a Telus Mobility phone number could then be transfered to Public Mobile.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Changing number to preferred area code


@komodia wrote:

Okay, I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but I recently moved back to BC and am looking to change my number. I know there are options to do this in Self-Serve, but... I am superstitious and really really want number with more 8s in it. I used to be able to do it at the FIDO store where the sales rep were able to help me find something more luckiness. Is there any way I can find a way to change my number and select it from a larger roster than what populates today on self-serve?

 

Sincerely,

Highly Superstitious Mobile User


@komodia  If I remember correctly when selecting a new number via selfserve there is an option to pick the last four digits of your number. So might be worth a try.Smiley Happy

 

Note: Due to the high volume of requests please be patient, it might take a while to get a response.

 

Re: Changing number to preferred area code


@geopublic wrote:

@komodia wrote:

Okay, I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but I recently moved back to BC and am looking to change my number. I know there are options to do this in Self-Serve, but... I am superstitious and really really want number with more 8s in it. I used to be able to do it at the FIDO store where the sales rep were able to help me find something more luckiness. Is there any way I can find a way to change my number and select it from a larger roster than what populates today on self-serve?

 

Sincerely,

Highly Superstitious Mobile User


@komodia  If I remember correctly when selecting a new number via selfserve there is an option to pick the last four digits of your number. So might be worth a try.Smiley Happy

 

Note: Due to the high volume of requests please be patient, it might take a while to get a response.

 


That option is only available during activation.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Changing number to preferred area code

Oh whoops, I am not sure what I clicked the first time around. It is my first time around on this forum. I hope the solution piece is rectified. Thanks for pointing it out!

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Changing number to preferred area code

Number can be selected if requested through Moderators ..depending on the availability for the requested area code ...hope that helps