basically the number neds to be transferred to a home line and this number is with public--but i do want to keep the 2 years loyalty plan i just need a way to save the current number by transferring out while waiting for a new number and keep this public account opened
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@dboxtvinfo715 : There are several contributing factors as laid out previously. Many people like the idea of switching numbers around. But it's officially against policy. We have heard of rare cases where this was somehow accomplished. But I would venture to say your chances are extremely slim.
@dboxtvinfo715 : If the intent is to take the number to a competitor then I would say your chances are nil. This is common practice throughout the industry. Porting closes the account. Done. The extremely slim chance would be if you're moving it to another owned company. In this case Telus or Koodo. It's not about the address. It's the provider.
@dboxtvinfo715 : Define monopoly 🙂 . Original copper land lines are operated by a monopoly. Original coax cable is operated by a monopoly. Fibre lines are operated by a monopoly. It's about the physical infrastructure. I'm not sure any resellers in those infrastructure options still exist. Haven't looked in ages. After that...they're all competing over the air.
Those "monopolies" offer services over the air as well.
Bell originates out east so they dominate there. Telus originates out west so they dominate there. But they both have agreed to share their over the air infrastructure.
So you say number was originally a Bell Landline and you plan on getting it back to a Landline with Bell. That means that you can start the order with Bell and tell them the number you want is a Bell number that is at Public Mobile currently. You will change your Public Mobile account to a new number which will release the Bell number back to Bell and this will all work if they are willing to go looking for it to attach to your landline. I don’t know how many hours, days or weeks it could take to return to bell though but that is where it will go. Not sure what sort of a mess you might be in while waiting for it.
Other possibilities… you know that “land lines” are frequently not really Central Office copper lines anymore, right? IE: you may have more luck with keeping it “in house” with Telus by getting a Telus Wireless Home Phone (Hub). It is effectively a cell phone hub that you plug a landline into and would presumably therefore be available in Bell incumbent area. PM may be more willing to release the Bell number to Telus for one of these Home Phone services and put a new number onto your existing PM account.
Yes there are some synergies between Telus and Bell but only in the background, not in the competitive front end of things.