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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Double porting of numbers

Hi,

 

I would like to port my wife's number from Rogers Mobility over to my account & plan with PM. I would like to port my own number to a different provider. To my understanding, when I port my number, my PM account will automatically close. Alternatively, if I port my wife's number, my own number will be lost. I'd like to keep both numbers. Billing can stay the same. 

 

Is there anyway to do this?

 

Thank you,

 

-Melvin

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Double porting of numbers

@melonn22 you should message the moderator_team and explain your situation to them and she what they can do 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Double porting of numbers


@GR wrote:

@melonn22 you should message the moderator_team and explain your situation to them and she what they can do 


No need to tie up moderator time, it's not possible to keep both numbers and the existing plan. (Any options discussed here years ago have been stopped by strict policy changes.)

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Double porting of numbers


@wetcoaster wrote:

@GR wrote:

@melonn22 you should message the moderator_team and explain your situation to them and she what they can do 


No need to tie up moderator time, it's not possible to keep both numbers and the existing plan. (Any options discussed here years ago have been stopped by strict policy changes.)


Agree.  No provider in Canada will do phone number swap.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Double porting of numbers

@melonn22 , I believe you have properly characterized the conundrum.  It can't be done unfortunately. 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Double porting of numbers

If you want to keep both numbers, you can port your Public number first which will close your Public account, then port your wife number to a brand new Public account - you won't be able to have the same Public account as you had before, but at least this way you'll keep both numbers, and probably plans at Public will be cheaper in future and you can always switch both numbers to those plans anytime.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Double porting of numbers


@villellamcmeans wrote:

If you want to keep both numbers, you can port your Public number first which will close your Public account, then port your wife number to a brand new Public account - you won't be able to have the same Public account as you had before, but at least this way you'll keep both numbers, and probably plans at Public will be cheaper in future and you can always switch both numbers to those plans anytime.


This is fine as long as OP does not have fund or referrals in his account.  PM is a prepaid provider.  Any available fund in OP account will be gone after OP's number is ported out.  We need OP to tell us the reason why he wants to keep his plan for his wife.

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Double porting of numbers


@popping wrote:

@villellamcmeans wrote:

If you want to keep both numbers, you can port your Public number first which will close your Public account, then port your wife number to a brand new Public account - you won't be able to have the same Public account as you had before, but at least this way you'll keep both numbers, and probably plans at Public will be cheaper in future and you can always switch both numbers to those plans anytime.


This is fine as long as OP does not have fund or referrals in his account.  PM is a prepaid provider.  Any available fund in OP account will be gone after OP's number is ported out.  We need OP to tell us the reason why he wants to keep his plan for his wife.


I don't want to close my PM account though. I like my current plan. It is better than my wife's Roger plan which is why I want to keep it and port over from Rogers.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Double porting of numbers


@melonn22 wrote:

 

I don't want to close my PM account though. I like my current plan. It is better than my wife's Roger plan which is why I want to keep it and port over from Rogers.


This is your dilemma if your PM plan is no longer offered.  You can only keep one phone number.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Double porting of numbers


@melonn22 wrote:

@popping wrote:

@villellamcmeans wrote:

If you want to keep both numbers, you can port your Public number first which will close your Public account, then port your wife number to a brand new Public account - you won't be able to have the same Public account as you had before, but at least this way you'll keep both numbers, and probably plans at Public will be cheaper in future and you can always switch both numbers to those plans anytime.


This is fine as long as OP does not have fund or referrals in his account.  PM is a prepaid provider.  Any available fund in OP account will be gone after OP's number is ported out.  We need OP to tell us the reason why he wants to keep his plan for his wife.


I don't want to close my PM account though. I like my current plan. It is better than my wife's Roger plan which is why I want to keep it and port over from Rogers.


How about you just keep your Public plan you like so much and don't do anything with that account, but port your wife number over to Public which will make her new Public plan cheaper with referrals etc - this way you have both numbers to keep and a combined lower cell bill since you should be saving $ just by porting your wife number over anyways.

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