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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Seasonal hold

I understand there won't be anything like seasonal hold but I found some answers on the forum. I would like to confirm how many days exactly my phone number will be terminated if I don't pay?

89, 90 or 120 days counted from the last active day?

 

Will go on vacation for at least 2 months, might be longer...

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Seasonal hold


@owind wrote:

I understand there won't be anything like seasonal hold but I found some answers on the forum. I would like to confirm how many days exactly my phone number will be terminated if I don't pay?

89, 90 or 120 days counted from the last active day?

 

Will go on vacation for at least 2 months, might be longer...

 


For sure after 90 days your account will be cancelled...so that's why it's better to count 87 or 88 days before top-up your account if you want to be sure to be able to reactivate it.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Seasonal hold


@owind wrote:

I understand there won't be anything like seasonal hold but I found some answers on the forum. I would like to confirm how many days exactly my phone number will be terminated if I don't pay?

89, 90 or 120 days counted from the last active day? 

 

90 days after your next renewal date.

 

Will go on vacation for at least 2 months, might be longer...

 

Best to suspend your service via the Lost/Stolen option. If your trip is longer than 90 days renew your plan on day 89.

 


 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Seasonal hold

@owind 

Account will be cancelled 90 days after suspension.

 

Don't wait until the last day to reactivate your account just in case you run into issue which need moderator assistant.  Moderator wait time is 2 to 3 days.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Seasonal hold

@owind the typical time period to maintain your phone number without paying is 3 months / 90 days.  This is pretty standard for most prepaid cell companies.  So you should be good if you'll just be away for 2 months.  

 

Another option is reduce your plan to the $10 plan, plus with a $2 auto pay credit then it's $8 (and even less if you have referral & loyalty credits), and then when you get back you can change your plan again to whatever is current at the time.  Only thing is if you're on a promo plan of some sort right now, then you'll lose that and you won't be able to get it back.

Oracle

Re: Seasonal hold

@owind Give this a read for more info: https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Paying-for-your-service/Extended-Absence/m-p/142735?


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Oracle

Re: Seasonal hold

@geopublic  why suggest list stolen mode?  Your 90 day counter starts immedeatly once enabled.

VS say disable autopay and allowing plan to suspend naturally. If plan renews 2 weeks into vacation then you delay the 90 days.  I would only do lost stolen if there are funds in the account greater than plan renewal. 

 

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Seasonal hold

I didn't realize (until a few weeks ago after reading some posts here) that suspending/not paying for your account would allow you to retain both your number and renew the plan within an allotted timeframe, thereby saving plan fees.

 

Is this seasonal hold just available with PM or is it a normal feature with all providers?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Seasonal hold


@dabr wrote:

I didn't realize (until a few weeks ago after reading some posts here) that suspending/not paying for your account would allow you to retain both your number and renew the plan within an allotted timeframe, thereby saving plan fees.

 

Is this seasonal hold just available with PM or is it a normal feature with all providers?


I wouldn't say it's a seasonal hold per se. It's just a grace period upon suspension before the account gets completely deactivated.

iirc there are other providers that do have an actual so-called seasonal hold feature, but you pay for it.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Seasonal hold


@z10user4 wrote:

@dabr wrote:

I didn't realize (until a few weeks ago after reading some posts here) that suspending/not paying for your account would allow you to retain both your number and renew the plan within an allotted timeframe, thereby saving plan fees.

 

Is this seasonal hold just available with PM or is it a normal feature with all providers?


I wouldn't say it's a seasonal hold per se. It's just a grace period upon suspension before the account gets completely deactivated.

iirc there are other providers that do have an actual so-called seasonal hold feature, but you pay for it.


So the PM version can be very useful without any fees.  Thanks