Koodo Home Wireless Phone

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Hello...I just set up a new Koodo Home Wireless Phone with the porting of my previous home phone number from Bell to Koodo. The porting of my existing home phone number from Bell to Koodo took less than 15 minutes and appears to be working fine. My question is...when is it 'safe' to terminate my Bell account? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
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Posted 10 months ago

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David, Mobile Master

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The porting step automatically cancels your Bell account. They will send you a final bill on the same timeline as your previous ones.
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Thank you for the reply.  I noted that I can make out-going calls but no incoming calls yet.  From what I can tell, the porting can take several hours.  Is that correct?
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It has an internal battery.
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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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Burning through expensive cellular data to make phone calls is a strange definition of savings...
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Yes, David, but the battery doesn't last more than an hour if the phone is in use. Also, most people use cordless phones which don't work in a power outage anyway, even with Bell landlines.

 The best solution is to buy a powerpack as a general backup for  power outages .  They are portable and can handle powering a phone and Koodo hub for a day (or  recharging your cell for days).  They have a built in inverter and household outlet(s) so they are also useful for lamps, radios and very handy for camping.  The advantages (and monthly charge) for a Koodo home phone greatly outweigh the fact that they are dependent on electricity.
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Coryne, the quality of calls on my Koodo Home phone are crystal clear compared to VOIP.  I camp at places that don't provide wifi (so much for using VOIP there) but I can use my Koodo phone to keep in touch with friends and family all across Canada, saving my use of talk time and data limits on my Koodo cell phone.  With my powerpack I can even use it when I don't have an electrical site.  I'm glad you are happy with your choice but, for use anywhere in Canada, Koodo home phone is a more useful solution for most.
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Coryne, the quality of calls on my Koodo Home phone are crystal clear compared to VOIP.  I camp at places that don't provide wifi (so much for using VOIP there) but I can use my Koodo phone to keep in touch with friends and family all across Canada, saving my use of talk time and data limits on my Koodo cell phone.  With my powerpack I can even use it when I don't have an electrical site.  I'm glad you are happy with your choice but, for use anywhere in Canada, Koodo home phone is a more useful solution for most.
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Thank you David and Mathieu for your answers/feedback - very helpful.
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No problem! Let us know if you have any questions in the future!
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Just want to add, when I switched from Bell to Koodo Home Phone, I still had a dial tone on the Bell line for several days.  Then the offers began (being Bell, they were, of course, too late!) and I'm still receiving them by mail 12 months later.  You've made a good choice, RC, and you will save a bundle in the first year with Koodo.