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Terry_P
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

I have a plan with Telus which expires soon and a PM plan. I want to port the Telus number to a new PM $15 phone plan and have calls forwarded to my existing PM plan.  And I don't want to purchase a phone for the $15 plan.

 

Is this possible?

 

Thanks

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kb_mv
Mayor / Maire


@Terry_P wrote:

I have a plan with Telus which expires soon and a PM plan. I want to port the Telus number to a new PM $15 phone plan and have calls forwarded to my existing PM plan.  And I don't want to purchase a phone for the $15 plan.

 

Is this possible?

 

Thanks


@Terry_P I think I get what you are asking. First off no need to buy a phone here at all. Second easy to port number into PM from Telus. Third, you can forward one PM number to another but does it use minutes on the $15 plan? Here is a link to a previous thread on the subject last summer;

 

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Phones-Hardware/Call-forwarding/m-p/557200

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kb_mv
Mayor / Maire


@Terry_P wrote:

I have a plan with Telus which expires soon and a PM plan. I want to port the Telus number to a new PM $15 phone plan and have calls forwarded to my existing PM plan.  And I don't want to purchase a phone for the $15 plan.

 

Is this possible?

 

Thanks


@Terry_P I think I get what you are asking. First off no need to buy a phone here at all. Second easy to port number into PM from Telus. Third, you can forward one PM number to another but does it use minutes on the $15 plan? Here is a link to a previous thread on the subject last summer;

 

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Phones-Hardware/Call-forwarding/m-p/557200

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

@Terry_P wrote:

I have a plan with Telus which expires soon and a PM plan. I want to port the Telus number to a new PM $15 phone plan and have calls forwarded to my existing PM plan.  And I don't want to purchase a phone for the $15 plan.

 

Is this possible?

 

Thanks


You can move SIM's around all you want. As long as the phone is unlocked and compatible with whichever provider of the SIM. And you may need to fiddle with nano/micro etc.

So put the new SIM in whichever phone. Set the call forwarding. Take it out and put it in a drawer. Re-insert the SIM you want to generally use. Done.

Terry_P
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Do you know if texts will forward as well?

Terry_P
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

I shouldn't need a new sim since I don't need a phone, correct?


@Terry_P wrote:

Do you know if texts will forward as well?


No they wouldn't. I don't remember you mentioning that.

 

If you want a new account with your ported number on it then you'll need to activate a SIM. The SIM can sit in a drawer after setting the call forwarding.

Terry_P
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

So I need a phone to put the sim in then do the forwarding?


@Terry_P wrote:

So I need a phone to put the sim in then do the forwarding?


Yes.

Keep your original SIM in your current phone until you get the porting confirmation. Confirm it. Then turn phone off. Remove SIM. Insert new SIM. Turn phone on. Finish any account set up and receive your PIN you created. Set call forwarding. Turn phone off. Remove new SIM. Re-install original SIM. Restart phone.

Put new SIM in drawer. Pay for its service every 30 days or as long as you want it to be active.

I probably forgot something 🙂

Nezgar
Mayor / Maire

@Terry_P wrote:

I have a plan with Telus which expires soon and a PM plan. I want to port the Telus number to a new PM $15 phone plan and have calls forwarded to my existing PM plan.


Just a tip regarding hardware contracts in Canada: your device balance should be $0 at the beginning of the 23rd month, so you can technically port out penalty free a month before the 2-years is up according to the way the CRTC requirements are worded. So with this, maybe you can port out earlier than you initially thought. Of course confirm with your carrier first if you are not sure.

 

And yes - call forwarding is unlimited & free with PM, even with the $15 plan. Good luck, welcome soon to PM!

@Nezgar 

Is that a recent amendment to the WCC? My understanding was that once one day has ben charged (or prorated) on the 24th month the device subsidy is considered paid and the phone becomes the customers and they are free to port out

 

This thread also got me thinking about call forwarding and self suspension. The bf's account has now been suspended for approximately 70 days (soon to be renewed). There is still no sign of the phone or sim card ( i still think its in the neighbour's house.) But the voicemail is still going strong. Has anyone tried call forwarding to another phone number and then self suspending via lost/stolen . Would it still forward to the the newly added  phone number or default to voicemai?: