switch providers but keep my number

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Hi I would like to switch to koodo from Bell and would like to keep my existing number without getting charged as my contract with Bell is over. Is this possible
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As log as you dont owe Bell any money just keep that account active and open a plan with Koodo. They will swap your number for you and close your Bell account. Bell will then send you your final bill.
Thanks made the switch yesterday. officially a koodo member.. YAY.. so glad to get rid of bell. got an email from bell today saying I owe money for early termination. I called three weeks ago to see when my contract was over. and it was done nov 21. now I get to fight with bell. Only wish I could get rid of everything with them. Thanks everyone for helping me see the light and realize how great koodo is..sorry for venting.
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Yes. Do not set up a cancellation with Bell. At the time you activate with Koodo, request to port your number. That will set up the cancellation with Bell as per their cancellation policies such as 30 days notice if not immediately. Check with them about that.
So I dont have to call Bell to cancel my service.
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Nope. I advise just googling what the cancellation policies are and not talking to Bell abt it at all
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Bill Melater

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I called Bell after porting my #,.... just to confirm the cancellation. Might be a good idea to follow up.....Can't trust Bell!!!
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Certainly! Just port your number out to Koodo and that will cancel Bell automatically too :) Not sure what the final charges with Bell would be though, you'd have to ask them... but it won't cost you on Koodo's side :)
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Hey Colin!
Yes this is possible, just head down to a koodo kiosk, they will do a credit check, once that is done they will move the number over from bell. just make sure you have the account from bell to do the move :)
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I just did it.
Check to make sure your # will transfer(port) to Koodo, and if it will, you can do it after activation through the online self-serve. There are no Koodo charges for doing it this way.
To get the ESN/IMEI >>>> Dial *#06# on your phone.
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That doesn't have anything to do with keeping the number unless they need the IMEI for the port authorization.
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Oppps....Sorry.
I had to port from old phones to new phones. That's why the # was needed. It wouldn't let me do it, without it.
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Makes sense.
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Woah, talk about fast replies
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LOL! Poor Colin & Nicole, don't worry it isn't always like this :) At least you got your answer quick :D
Thanks everyone for ur fast and helpful replies. Gonna go check out a koodo kiosk. One last thing how do find out if I will get cell service in our area. New to all this..
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http://www.cellmapper.net/map?MCC=302...

I like to use real user data maps as opposed to carrier maps. Cellmapper is good

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