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Mayor / Maire

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.


@RossN wrote:

If you want to keep your number get the 10 dollar plan let it expire for 89 days get the 10 dollar plan again for 30 days or cheapest available then let it expire again then you should be home before another 89 days time have a great trip!!


@RossN  OP would also like to be able to send and receive texts using that number when she is in the US. How is that going to work?

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.

@EvafloridaIf you are going to be a snowbird for 6 months ( - 1 day legally) year after year for 2 years.. it is cheaper to have US service by getting a US phone. They are practically giving away phones with plans as long as you have a credit card (even Canadian ones). WhistleOut.com is a great resource for general plan details but places like Target etc often have localised deals especially it is back to school season in a few days.

 

Because Public Mobile is month to month, you have to pay month to month (or fanagle with suspension) to keep your number active..  vs traditional Pay as you go like Rogers or Speakout where you put in a balance they can be good for 365 days (provided you don't burn through the credit in your account). Parking your phone number with a voip provider is a possibility but moving the number in and out of voip (eg if you want it back on a cellphone when you are back) can take a few days, closer to a week.

 

You would have to balance your budget with convenience.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.


@geopublic wrote:

@RossN wrote:

If you want to keep your number get the 10 dollar plan let it expire for 89 days get the 10 dollar plan again for 30 days or cheapest available then let it expire again then you should be home before another 89 days time have a great trip!!


@RossN  OP would also like to be able to send and receive texts using that number when she is in the US. How is that going to work?


I guess it's not clear if they want to use that number in us. They want to keep it. But maybe they could use different one in us and if it's Canadian number forwarding would make sure they don't miss a call.

Now they say that they would like to keep their plan too. If they have 10 plan they can be buying 500 min add-on add needed. All the other plans have unlimited incoming if talk is included.

Now 60 is a good deal compared to roaming add-ons.

But you are paying for over 8g of data you won't be able to use.

Why not just get textNow or something similar for 20usd? You'll save over 30/month. 

Of course if it the texts must be from their existing number then all this discussion is pointless and hands down 60 is great 

 

Edit: I forgot one more thing, if they don't need the number to be used there and if all the important contacts can have the other alternative number, then they can even suspend their account for 85 days and set a reminder to reactivate it, then do it again. This way they would keep the plan but would dodge paying about 4 cycles or more

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.

@Evaflorida, which plan are you on, and wish to keep?  This information will allow us to give you the best response.  You're new to the community, but have you been here for years?

 

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.

@geopublic  is that right?

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.

@RossN@geopublic, if the subscriber is on a grandfathered plan (ie Fall Promo 2016), changing plans will not let them go back to the same plan.

 

If someone wants to continue on the same plan and keep their number, they can only disable AutoPay prior to renewal, and let it sit in suspend for up to 90-days (I recommend 85 in case of problems), and then renew the same plan for another cycle.

 

This subscriber hasn't clearly stated what they have or are looking to do.  Offering all these suggestions is only confusing matters more, and the subscriber may come out with the wrong solution.  They created their community account very recently but could have been subscribed now for years.

Mayor / Maire

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.


@stonechucker wrote:

@RossN@geopublic, if the subscriber is on a grandfathered plan (ie Fall Promo 2016), changing plans will not let them go back to the same plan.

 

If someone wants to continue on the same plan and keep their number, they can only disable AutoPay prior to renewal, and let it sit in suspend for up to 90-days (I recommend 85 in case of problems), and then renew the same plan for another cycle.

 

This subscriber hasn't clearly stated what they have or are looking to do.  Offering all these suggestions is only confusing matters more, and the subscriber may come out with the wrong solution.  They created their community account very recently but could have been subscribed now for years.


Once again...another disappearing customer.

Mayor / Maire

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.


@torontokris wrote:

 

Or get a cheap us plan and forward your calls 


@torontokris If you are suggesting forwarding calls from PM plan to a US-based plan, FYI that is not possible; you can only forward calls to Canadian numbers, no matter your plan or add-on(s).


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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.


@srlawren wrote:

@torontokris wrote:

 

Or get a cheap us plan and forward your calls 


@torontokris If you are suggesting forwarding calls from PM plan to a US-based plan, FYI that is not possible; you can only forward calls to Canadian numbers, no matter your plan or add-on(s).


I thought that 50 plan would include forward to usa. I'm not sure though as i don't have that plan to test it.

But if they already had that plan and wanted to keepbit, it would make sense to just add 10 more

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: I will be in the USA for 6 month in winter. Would like to keep my phone number and plan.


@z10user4 wrote:

@stonechucker wrote:

@RossN@geopublic, if the subscriber is on a grandfathered plan (ie Fall Promo 2016), changing plans will not let them go back to the same plan.

 

If someone wants to continue on the same plan and keep their number, they can only disable AutoPay prior to renewal, and let it sit in suspend for up to 90-days (I recommend 85 in case of problems), and then renew the same plan for another cycle.

 

This subscriber hasn't clearly stated what they have or are looking to do.  Offering all these suggestions is only confusing matters more, and the subscriber may come out with the wrong solution.  They created their community account very recently but could have been subscribed now for years.


Once again...another disappearing customer.


Yes and it's getting very complicated here with all the possibilities and paths to take. It would help if we got some feedback or answers to follow-ups.

But the fact is that they will have to make this decision in 4 months or even later, so i believe they will probably come back to this question much later. Things may change quieta bit by then