Can I Change my Phone Number to Whatever I Want?

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I'd like to completely change my phone number, even the area code. I'm in Ottawa and I didn't even know there was another area code that can be used here. My friends, family, everyone I know have the same area code, now I have a different one. I have a number in mind that I know isn't being used. Can I use this with Koodo? When I go to my "Change my phone number" page all I can do is select from a bunch of different numbers which I don't want, and select to use a number I had from another provider, which I also don't want.
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There should be an option that says 'customize your number'. This will allow you to specify the last 4 digits and then search koodo's system to see if the number is available. If it cannot be found it is either being used by someone else or it may belong to another provider.
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No, all I have is the two options I said, maybe it's different in Ottawa than Toronto?

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I guess because you are prepaid you don't have the same options to change your number as postpaid does.

What plan do you have? Try changing your local calling area if it doesn't conflict with your prepaid base plan.
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I've got $15 Unlimited Messaging (Text and Picture)
Could I change my local calling area?
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Have you tried charging it? What does it do? 
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So I take it you buy the Canada wide booster to make calls. You can change your local calling area. Stick with an area close to you.