@darlicious You got my attention I’ve thought about this before for my account
Carriers ahve always been able to do it, but they usually won't. Public Mobile policy forbids a phone number being assinged after the number on the account has been ported out, or of Public Mobile assigning a new phone number and reaching in the phone number aging pool to recover the phone number for a cusomer. This includes a CSA opening a new "fake" account to have a place to temporaily store the phone number. I can't see a CSA risk losing employment.
@HALIMACS it's certainly easy to do and PM used to be able to do it. But I think PM does not want people to swap accounts. Most people do that because they want to keep a good new and use it elsewhere and the keep the high rewards with the current account, PM knows this is not to the business best interest..
Interestingly @GhaziaS , this is something Public Mobile figures is too hard to accomplish so they say "it cannot be done"
Realistically though, it shouldn't be.
What you're asking is simply to be assigned a new number (which they can EASILY do up to 4 times per cycle), and have your existing number assigned to a different carrier.
In the world of Public Mobile that's a no-no.
But in the world of common sense, it ought not be such an outlandish request. I totally get why some users might want to do this.