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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

How long for a Port-In number to take effect?

Hi, Yesterday, I unlocked my number from my current IP phone carrier and proceeded to Port-In the number to PM.

I had this number for many years and I have ported that number few times from land lines, to cellular to IP carriers.

Everything seemed to go successfully, as after few minutes, my Android phone was showing my phone number, as well as on my account page on PM.

But the issue I am currently having is that when a third party dial that number, it doesn't ring and goes directly to my IP phone carrier voice mail, instead of through PM cellular line.

Is it possible that this is normal and that it might take a while for the phone number to fully be ported-out and functional on PM, or has something gone wrong?

Thank you,

Klod

 

 

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: How long for a Port-In number to take effect?


@klodmoro wrote:

Hi, Yesterday, I unlocked my number from my current IP phone carrier and proceeded to Port-In the number to PM.

I had this number for many years and I have ported that number few times from land lines, to cellular to IP carriers.

Everything seemed to go successfully, as after few minutes, my Android phone was showing my phone number, as well as on my account page on PM.

But the issue I am currently having is that when a third party dial that number, it doesn't ring and goes directly to my IP phone carrier voice mail, instead of through PM cellular line.

Is it possible that this is normal and that it might take a while for the phone number to fully be ported-out and functional on PM, or has something gone wrong?

Thank you,

Klod

 

 

 


It all depends on where you ported from. Landlines apparently can take up to 5 days.

Normally it is pretty quick. Mine was instant.

If you were with Koodo prepaid you will need to contact the MODs,

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: How long for a Port-In number to take effect?


@klodmoro wrote:

Hi, Yesterday, I unlocked my number from my current IP phone carrier and proceeded to Port-In the number to PM.

I had this number for many years and I have ported that number few times from land lines, to cellular to IP carriers.

Everything seemed to go successfully, as after few minutes, my Android phone was showing my phone number, as well as on my account page on PM.

But the issue I am currently having is that when a third party dial that number, it doesn't ring and goes directly to my IP phone carrier voice mail, instead of through PM cellular line.

Is it possible that this is normal and that it might take a while for the phone number to fully be ported-out and functional on PM, or has something gone wrong?

Thank you,

Klod

 


Apparently landlines and VOIP lines take a while to port. Like a couple few days.

You might have to be patient.

Oracle

Re: How long for a Port-In number to take effect?


@klodmoro wrote:

Hi, Yesterday, I unlocked my number from my current IP phone carrier and proceeded to Port-In the number to PM.

I had this number for many years and I have ported that number few times from land lines, to cellular to IP carriers.

Everything seemed to go successfully, as after few minutes, my Android phone was showing my phone number, as well as on my account page on PM.

But the issue I am currently having is that when a third party dial that number, it doesn't ring and goes directly to my IP phone carrier voice mail, instead of through PM cellular line.

Is it possible that this is normal and that it might take a while for the phone number to fully be ported-out and functional on PM, or has something gone wrong?

Thank you,

Klod

 

 

 


Yes IP numbers take longer to port.  I think it could be anywhere from 3-7 days to complete the port.  Basically the same timeframe as a landline port


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Mayor / Maire

Re: How long for a Port-In number to take effect?

@klodmoro

It will take up to 5 days to port VoIP or landline to mobile phone.

 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: How long for a Port-In number to take effect?

@krazykiwi,

I am porting-in from an IP phone carrier (iPlum)

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: How long for a Port-In number to take effect?


@klodmoro wrote:

@krazykiwi,

I am porting-in from an IP phone carrier (iPlum)

 


Yeah, I forgot to put that in with the landline timeframe. 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: How long for a Port-In number to take effect?

Thank you @ShawnC13,

 

The problem I am encountering is that the temporary number I chose from PM at the time of PM Online Activation doesn't ring to my phone anymore and as stated on my original post the number I'm porting in won't ring on iPlum (VOIP) anymore, nor on PM, but will go to my iPlum voice mail.

I'll let it ride as is for the next 24 hours and see if it resolves, but it would not make sense to be left in limbo for days.

I think the temporary number I was provided by PM should have stayed actice until the port-in was finished; your thoughts?

 

Oracle

Re: How long for a Port-In number to take effect?


@klodmoro wrote:

Thank you @ShawnC13,

 

The problem I am encountering is that the temporary number I chose from PM doesn't ring to my phone anymore and as stated on my original post the number I'm porting in won't ring either on iPlum (VOIP) nor on PM, but will go to my iPlum voice mail.

I'll let it ride as is for the next 24 hours and see if it resolves, but it would not make sense to be left in limbo for days.

I think the temporary number I was provided by PM should have stayed actice until the port-in was finished; your thoughts?

 


With the current response time from mods I would send them a message now as it is possibly a 3 day response time and explain your issue.  If it is resolved by then just let them know but if it isn't you aren't waiting another 3 days.  

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          - PM Phone Number

          - 4 digit PIN (or at least 3 of the following to verify your identity)

                    - account number

                    - date of birth

                    - complete address listed on account with postal code

                    - email address on account

                    - most commonly called numbers

                    - alternate number listed on the account

                    - last payment date and amount

                    - last 4 digits of the credit card

          -Detailed explanation

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Mayor / Maire

Re: How long for a Port-In number to take effect?


@klodmoro wrote:

Thank you @ShawnC13,

 

The problem I am encountering is that the temporary number I chose from PM doesn't ring to my phone anymore and as stated on my original post the number I'm porting in won't ring either on iPlum (VOIP) nor on PM, but will go to my iPlum voice mail.

I'll let it ride as is for the next 24 hours and see if it resolves, but it would not make sense to be left in limbo for days.

I think the temporary number I was provided by PM should have stayed actice until the port-in was finished; your thoughts?

 


Your OP said you account is howing your IP number.

Don't change your your number to a PM provided number now.

If you do, your IP number will be gone forever.

Just wait for a few days for your port to complete.