Changing my number

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 11 months ago
Hi, I have a bit of a weird question. If I change my number on my phone (monthly), how long until that number would be available again for someone to use on a monthly plan?
Photo of Lizzabeth Neufeld

Lizzabeth Neufeld

  • 130 Points 100 badge 2x thumb

Posted 11 months ago

  • 1
Photo of David

David, Mobile Master

  • 88,942 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
Usually it would be returned to the numbers pool after about 90 to 120 days.
Photo of Lizzabeth Neufeld

Lizzabeth Neufeld

  • 130 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Is it possible to change my number and transfer out the other one to prepaid sim?
Photo of BobTheElectrician

BobTheElectrician

  • 61,504 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
You can port your existing number to a prepaid account, but that will close out your post-paid account and trigger a final invoice, including your tab balance. If the prepaid account is a new activation, you will be entitled to the $20 activation credit, even thoughyou are using your "old" number.

It also means starting all over with a new postpaid account with a new number and Ø tab if you wish to maintain two lines in service with no acquisition of a new handset.
(Edited)