New job includes a cell phone - options for not losing my old number?
I asked the company about keeping my number, but their stance is that they insist I use the company phone and number, so that if I leave, any calls "to the company" would still find their way to the company, and not to myself or some random person. Obviously that makes sense.
My questions is - what are my options for keeping my number?
The two I've come up with so far:
a) Asking the company if I could "donate my number to them", so I would use my phone number, and in the event that I leave the company, then at that point my number would become theirs, and I would have to get a new number.
b) I am currently with Koodo, and they have this $5/month "wireless home phone" deal (plus $55 hub purchase). I'll ask Koodo, but it could conceivably be possible for me to switch my phone number over to that home phone plan, or downgrade my phone to some minimum plan for a months, so that I don't miss any calls or texts as I transition to the new phone.
Any other ideas?