cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Transfer number from Ontario to alberta

Albert31
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

hai, I'm planning to transfer my number from Ontario to Alberta, any idea if I can get the same phone number?

19 REPLIES 19

Sorry no dice, you can still keep the same number with the Ontario area code, I'm assuming you have Canada wide calling? Also if you are moving to Alberta and make the switch of address etc I believe you will get dinged a little less in tax if I'm not mistaken 

dust2dust
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

What prefix is your number?

The following is just the prefix 200. It's used in many area codes. You could try any of the area codes in AB and your 7 digits and see if anyone answers. Those area codes are 368, 403, 587, 780, 825. Then the challenge is getting it.

 

204200In ServiceWinnipegFlexITy Solutions Inc
226200In ServiceOrangevilleFido Solutions Inc.
236200In ServiceVancouverIristel Inc.
249200In ServiceEspanolaIristel Inc.
250200In ServiceRevelstokeRogers Communications Canada Inc. (Wireless)
263200AssignedIle-PerrotIXICA Communications Inc.
289200In ServiceAjax-PickeringRogers Communications Canada Inc. (Wireless)
306200In ServiceSaskatoonSaskTel Mobility
343200In ServiceRocklandVideotron Ltd.
354200AssignedBouchervilleIXICA Communications Inc.
365200In ServiceCaledon EastDistributel
367200Available  
368200AssignedCalgaryIXICA Communications Inc.
382200New NPA  
403200In ServiceCalgaryTELUS Mobility
416200In ServiceTorontoBell Mobility
418200In ServiceBaie-St-PaulVideotron Ltd.
428200New NPA  
431200In ServiceWinnipegMTS Inc.
437200In ServiceTorontoTELUS Mobility
438200In ServiceMontrealRogers Communications Canada Inc. (Wireless)
450200In ServiceLes CedresVideotron Ltd.
468200AssignedBishoptonIXICA Communications Inc.
474200Available  
506200In ServiceEdmundstonTELUS Integrated Communications
514200In Service-0Bell Canada
519200In ServiceLondonRogers Communications Canada Inc. (Wireless)
548200In ServiceBelle RiverIXICA Communications Inc.
579200In ServiceLachuteTELUS Quebec
581200In ServiceAlmaIristel Inc.
584200New NPA  
587200In ServiceSherwood ParkIristel Inc.
604200In ServiceNew WestminsterIristel Inc.
613200In ServicePerthTELUS Mobility
639200In ServiceAllanSaskTel Mobility
647200In ServiceTorontoRogers Communications Canada Inc. (Wireless)
672200Available  
683200New NPA  
705200In ServiceMattawaRogers Communications Canada Inc. (Wireless)
709200In ServiceClarenvilleIristel Inc.
742200In ServiceRichmond HillIXICA Communications Inc.
753200Available  
778200In ServiceVancouverIristel Inc.
780200In ServiceEdmontonFreedom Mobile Inc.
782200In ServiceHalifaxBragg Communications Inc.
807200Available  
819200In ServiceSherbrookeIristel Inc.
825200In ServiceEdmontonTELUS
867200In ServiceYellowknifeSSi Micro Ltd.
873200In ServiceSherbrookeVideotron Ltd.
879200New NPA  
902200In ServiceCharlottetownIristel Inc.
905200In ServiceCastlemoreRogers Communications Canada Inc. (Cable)


@Yummy wrote:

@hairbag1 wrote:

@Albert31 wrote:

hai, I'm planning to transfer my number from Ontario to Alberta, any idea if I can get the same phone number?


You can change your number to a new Alberta area coded number OR you can just keep using your current Ont area coded number while anywhere in Canada.

 


That might not be practical for people calling him as not everybody has free Canada wide calls. And it might be confusing - this person lives in AB, why I am calling ON number??


This is old school thinking.  If there was no such thing as long distance, then the area code is just an extension of the 7 digit number.  I don't remember contact numbers anymore.  Look up a name and dial the 10 digit number whatever it is.  

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

@dust2dust 

My thoughts exactly. Thank you for making the effort to supply the info necessary for the OP to determine if it's possible to fulfill his request.

 

@Albert31 

Start by calling the different area codes with your 7 digit phone number. If any of them are not in service then go from there to determine if any if them belong to telus. If they do then Contact customer support to see if they are available to claim and see if it's possible to help you out in that regard. If the number us available thru a voip provider then attempt to acquire the number thru them and you can port it in eventually to replace your current phone #.

 

 

 

 

To contact customer support : Submit a support ticket via SIMon the chat bot Click here 

 

Or if you cannot submit a ticket via SIMon then Click here   ....for additional member supplied info.

chainsawcowboy
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@Albert31 

I do think having a different area code makes no difference these days. I would be inclined to save on the provincial tax. You could look through the options available in your account? Maybe you will luck out?


@JL9 wrote:

Sorry no dice, you can still keep the same number with the Ontario area code, I'm assuming you have Canada wide calling? Also if you are moving to Alberta and make the switch of address etc I believe you will get dinged a little less in tax if I'm not mistaken 


The address associated with the account doesn't determine the sale tax rate. This is solely based on the province of the phone number or the purchase location of retail vouchers.

That seems almost backwards. So can you request an Alberta area code if you live in Newfoundland and pay AB taxes but if you have an NFLD # but can provide proof of Residence in AB you are out of luck? 

dust2dust
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@JL9The area code of the number decides the provincial tax rate for paying by credit card in the account. If you live in AB you can just get vouchers and pay the provincial rate in the store. Some sellers only charge GST in other provinces. With Canada-wide you can be anywhere and call anywhere. People calling you depends on their own calling plan.


@JL9 wrote:

That seems almost backwards. So can you request an Alberta area code if you live in Newfoundland and pay AB taxes but if you have an NFLD # but can provide proof of Residence in AB you are out of luck? 


correct

Lol **bleep** If I didn't need the number I've had for years for work I would have just taken an AB # then, these days who cares what area code you have...that be almost 3 bucks a month id save.. Over 30 bucks a year.. Almost one free month at PM a year 🙃