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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!

Ever since I started helping others port their numbers to Public last year, I've noticed the porting process getting faster and faster, today I helped someone port from fido and it took less than 20 minutes for their Public sim card to complete poting their number over! Half year ago it took an hour or so, and even to start new activation with new number took hours to a full day before, and 10 years ago when I ported to wind it took 1-5 business days to complete port, I guess the future will be instant ports soon that take only minutes to complete.

 

With ports completing so fast now, all the people worried that porting is a hassle not worth doing won't have to worry about down time during ports anymore - making it easier and faster to port definetly means expensive companies can't rely on keeping customers by scaring them with myths of porting being too much trouble etc, which means a more competitve market overrall that benefits companies like Public who always have the best prices!

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!

I signed up for PM and ported my number from Telus last week.  Everything was working in about 20 minutes.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!

Mine took 30 minutes porting from freedom mobile back in February.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!

I just ported from Fido today. Less than 2 hours

Oracle

Re: Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!

@villellamcmeansyes mobile ports are pretty quick. the issue is when there is a  porting error.  and with current wait times it can take upto 48 hours to get mods to reply and start fixing it.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!

Common excuse I get when I tell people to switch to Public is that they think porting is or will be a hassle, but now it so fast that people won't be able to use that excuse anymore - the only excuse they have left not to switch to Public now is that they like wasting $ and don't like saving $.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!


@mimmo wrote:

@villellamcmeansyes mobile ports are pretty quick. the issue is when there is a  porting error.  and with current wait times it can take upto 48 hours to get mods to reply and start fixing it.


@mimmo  True, but I ment to say that barring any unusual errors like giving wrong info or accidental technical errors etc, I just more and more impressed with the ease and speed porting to Public has become.

Oracle

Re: Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!


@villellamcmeans wrote:

@mimmo wrote:

@villellamcmeansyes mobile ports are pretty quick. the issue is when there is a  porting error.  and with current wait times it can take upto 48 hours to get mods to reply and start fixing it.


@mimmo  True, but I ment to say that barring any unusual errors like giving wrong info or accidental technical errors etc, I just more and more impressed with the ease and speed porting to Public has become.


I have never had an issue with any of the over 20 I have done or helped with.  I think it comes down to the accuracy of the information provided (obviously).  I have noticed the difference between providers.  Rogers has been the ones for me that have taken the longest and Telus the fastest like done in 5 minutes.  Glad to hear more positive porting experiences though!!!


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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Porting seems to be getting faster and faster!

@villellamcmeans 

yes, when I ported from Rogers to PM, it took effect immediately - I couldn't believe it Woman Surprised