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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Porting away from PM, want to keep account.

I'm porting my primary number to a voip provider so I can set up filter rules for nuisance calls, but I'd like to keep my PM account since it has a lot of loyalty bucks.

 

Will I be able to assign a new number to my account on PM once the port takes place?

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.

@gottspeed No, porting will close your account.


@gottspeed wrote:

I'm porting my primary number to a voip provider so I can set up filter rules for nuisance calls, but I'd like to keep my PM account since it has a lot of loyalty bucks.

 

Will I be able to assign a new number to my account on PM once the port takes place?


 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.

@gottspeed No, porting will close your account.


@gottspeed wrote:

I'm porting my primary number to a voip provider so I can set up filter rules for nuisance calls, but I'd like to keep my PM account since it has a lot of loyalty bucks.

 

Will I be able to assign a new number to my account on PM once the port takes place?


 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.


@gottspeed wrote:

I'm porting my primary number to a voip provider so I can set up filter rules for nuisance calls, but I'd like to keep my PM account since it has a lot of loyalty bucks.

 

Will I be able to assign a new number to my account on PM once the port takes place?


No.  It is not possible because your account will be cancel as soon as your number is ported out.  The loyalty reward cannot be transferred to a new account.

 

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.

@gottspeed  Not a good idea because you will end up losing your rewards/credits once you port out.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.

@gottspeed 

Here is some call blocker app to try them in your phone

https://www.lifewire.com/top-call-blocking-app-for-smartphones-4050085

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.


@gottspeed wrote:

I'm porting my primary number to a voip provider so I can set up filter rules for nuisance calls, but I'd like to keep my PM account since it has a lot of loyalty bucks.

 

Will I be able to assign a new number to my account on PM once the port takes place?


1.  What makes you think a new PM number won’t have nuisance calls?

2. I guess you could ask a mod if you  can do. 

3, Don’t do it until you drain your account for $s, but what about referral rewards that you will loose??

4. Start a new PM account. Don’t tell any one your number and have all your VoIP calls forwarded to your PM account. But still no guarantee that the new PM number won’t be spammed. I don’t think your bandaid approach will work. 

5. Or learn to manage nuisance and spam calls by having an up to date contacts list and be harsh on call blocking. One must be diligent to manage to minimize spam calls. 

 

Bottom line...don’t like nuisance....manage your blocking as in #5. 

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Oracle

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.

@gottspeed , it's a long shot.  I don't know where your number is from and whether a number change will retain the number with Public Mobile.  If this number doesn't belong to the competition, you could ask the moderators to pull the number out of hibernation if you do a number change and give it back to you in a second account that you could sacrifice for porting.  This will preserve your existing account with a new number. 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.

Porting “to” a VoIP number can take days. I know that from porting from Telus home to VoIP.ms. 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.

Don't initiated the port

Talk to moderators to see if you can catch your old number once you release it with new temporary account that you can port our from without regret

Port will close your account and all the loyalties goes down the drain.

I guess you would have to open a new account and have it ready to get your old number. Then when agree with the mods just pick new number for you good old account. Yeah talk to them first if even possible

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Porting away from PM, want to keep account.

And yes there is no guarantees your new number won't get spammed even more than your old one. Those seem to be random (for one) and the previous owner of three number could have signed up for every sweepstake on the planet with it. If that's the case you will have to wait for another 30 days and change again