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Porting out without canceling

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  • Jan 17th, 2019 4:04 pm
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[OP]
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Jul 21, 2017
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Porting out without canceling

Sorry if it has already been asked. I tried but could not find a solution.

I have a Fido line (1 year & 5 months into contract). I want to port out the # to another carrier. Is there a way to get a new number on line to avoid paying device balance.

Just in case I change #, can I get old # on another line?
Thanks.
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Deal Guru
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Feb 24, 2003
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Toronto
I may be mistaken but the only possible scenarios are:

  1. port Fido number to another carrier and the plan is automatically cancelled; or
  2. change Fido number, keep plan, and previous Fido number is lost.
[OP]
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Jul 21, 2017
20 posts
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When the number is lost, it should be available to be reassigned to others. Is the process that random I don't have any chance?
Deal Guru
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Feb 24, 2003
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explorer2728 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 12:13 am
When the number is lost, it should be available to be reassigned to others. Is the process that random I don't have any chance?
My understanding is that Fido can't reassign the lost number for a certain number of days.
[OP]
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Jul 21, 2017
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As per Fido rep, there is 30 days sleep period before it would be back in the pool to be reassigned.
Deal Fanatic
Nov 11, 2008
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What your trying to do is blocked by policy. Fido doesnt allow reassigning of the plan without the number.

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