I am on the prepaid $15 base plan + booster add-on mins. I will be abroad for 1 yr. I have no Cdn credit card. How to keep this # active?

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I am on the prepaid $15 base plan + booster add-on mins. I will be abroad for 1 yr but wish to keep my number, I have no Cdn credit card. How to keep # active?
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Have a friend keep it active for you.

OR

Port the number to Speak Out since their minutes keep your line active for 365 days
http://www.speakout7eleven.ca/why-prepaid-phones
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So my friend  can top it up every 90 days with a $15 prepaid voucher and the number will remain active until I return?   How do I "port" the number?
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Set yourself some reminders in calendar app to do the renewals manually every 80+ days or so.
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If you really don't care about all that fuss and minute/data balances owing, just port your number out to a VoIP service that will accept your US or other credit card. You will then own the number, and can get calls forwarded to whatever provider you will be using while away, and can re-port to whatever you want when you get back.
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Quick question. If I live in Canada and have the 50 base plan and traveling to states can I text from there?
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Currently NO
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Prepaid is only usable in Canada

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