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cheapest pay as you go to get a port in credit

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  • May 18th, 2017 3:44 pm
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cheapest pay as you go to get a port in credit

I am thinking of getting a dummy # to get a port in credit on a corp cell line... and switch over the real # which is from the same carrier afterward.
Will this work? Which provider has the cheapest PAYG sim and minimal minutes?
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If you're porting to Rogers or Télus for the port-in credits...
Virgin Mobile. $5 sim card, no need to add any airtime, port within 30 days and you're good to go. Activate on prepaid.
If you're porting to Bell...
Fido. $10 for the sim. I don't think you have to add airtime right away. Grab a number on prepaid.
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Gee wrote:
May 17th, 2017 8:56 am
Does PrePaid qualify for port in credits?
No carrier offers a port in credit anymore. The credit is usually associated with getting a new plan. They don't care if you take a new number or port in one from an existing plan. Back in the Mobilicity/Wind days, there were targeted port in specials.
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will888 wrote:
May 17th, 2017 3:12 pm
No carrier offers a port in credit anymore. The credit is usually associated with getting a new plan. They don't care if you take a new number or port in one from an existing plan. Back in the Mobilicity/Wind days, there were targeted port in specials.
Actually the carriers do offer port-credits on both Small Biz and Corporate Plans.
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WorldIRC wrote:
May 17th, 2017 10:10 pm
Actually the carriers do offer port-credits on both Small Biz and Corporate Plans.
Generally speaking, exclusively so. Small business and corporate deals leverage promo's on port-in credits, which is the topic of this thread. Port-in cannot be intra-company. Meaning porting Virgin to Bell Mobility, or Bell landline to Bell Mobility won't get you port-in credits.

Consumer market deals occasionally leverage smashing discounts on trade-ins. Small business and corporate have so many sales channels beyond the store-front, making trade-ins kind of pointless.
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