@79lemmonjr - you cannot port from one Public Mobile account to another Public Mobile account number. Porting out closes your current account.
You could try and change your phone number in your self serve account to another number. If you know the city the phone number should exist under, search that city or try other locations near it to see if other options show up that could be your number.
See article on how to change your number in you self serve account: https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/get-help/articles/port-fraud-protection
If this number you are searching for was originally a number that belonged to Telus, and you know it is not assigned now, you could contact CSA and see if they can 'pull some strings', although I do not think they are supposed to (do this.
This is something you would have to ask to the new mobile provider you're activating with.
I will be honest, the chances are slim, however it's worthy of an ask of the new provider.
That isn't correct. An inactive number can't be ported at all and there wouldn't be any reason to ask the new carrier.
Was the phone number originally from public mobile? Or a koodo or telus number? When you gave up the phone number it is released back to its original provider. Released phone numbers are put in a hold number pool generally for 60 to 90 days depending on demand so they can on occasion be released after 30 days but this is unusual. Recovering the phone number is only possible by making the request and activating with the provider that owns the phone number or one of its flanker brands.
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I disagree @computergeek541
Maybe the intent of that response was to perhaps suggest there is a possibility the new provider may be able to acquire the number from the available database of numbers.
Chances are definitively slim and it is entirely dependant which mobile provider originally issued the number.
Is that what your meant, @Spudster ?