Disconnect and forward home phone to cellphone

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I am moving out of my place and going to another province for 2 months. I would like to disconnected my home phone but keep the number on my cellphone.  What do I need to do, how much it will cost? Do I get charged for long distance incoming and outgoing call on my home number?
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if I understand, you want to port your landline to your koodo account?  This doesn't cost anything.  If you have a canada-wide plan (and I think they are all canada-wide now), you're just paying for the minutes you use.  no roaming in Canada.
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I have used call forwarding before but this time I want to cancel my landline services but keep my number. Any idea?
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ya.  Just call *611 and tell them you want to port the number into koodo
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also, you could call Telus' porting centre (Koodo's parent company) directly:

 1-844-232-7678
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Thank you so much. That was helpful
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fyi...  the number you want to port has to be active.  don't cancel your service first.
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ok
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Or you can do this through self serve.
Log into self serve > Change phone number(scroll down  the page) > choose Option 2 - I want to move a number : it will tell you if the number is eligible to move or not > submit and follow instructions.

It  takes about 2 business days to complete porting from landline to cell.
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By doing this however you will loose your cell phone number if that's important to you.

Other alternatives are to port your home phone to a voip provider like voip.ms and then set it to forward to your cell number. There's a minimum deposit of 25$,and they take 10$ of that to port your number in. Porting to a voip provider can take 7 days.

Cost to keep your number there can be as low as 85 cents per month

Calls are .009 cents per minute for incomming calls or you can pay a flat rate per month
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I love voip.ms  I've been with them 6 years.  
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My gawwwd... a topic where everyone agrees. Makes this whole forum worthwhile.
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I’m moving from Montreal to Toronto. I have a Koodo phone number with a Montreal area code. If I understand this discussion correctly, I can get a phone number for Toronto, which will be local and more useful as everybody in Toronto won’t have to call me using the Montreal area code (which is long distance for many callers in Toronto). I would get this local phone number from a service such as voip.ms or CallCentris. They will forward any incoming call to this local (Toronto) phone number to the actual phone number I have with Koodo. No need to do any forwarding with Koodo. And I would pay a fixed (one time) deposit and a small fee per minute on any call made with the local phone number I get from them. Meanwhile, the original phone number I have with Koodo will keep working normally. Is this correct?
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You got it Phillipe

You deposit a minimum of 25$ USD to voip.ms

They charge a small fee to setup your DID.

You then setup the DID to forward all calls to your montreal cell number.

You can also set it up so you can call your Toronto peeps using your Toronto number on their Caller ID. Voip.ms has a wiki for everything they offer. Makes everything very easy.
You can even turn on SMS and have that forwarded to your Montreal number or email or both. Or download the voip.ms text app for android.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

Make sure to read the app description for setup directions.
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Super! Thanks Chad, really appreciate it.

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