Trying to get my old number back

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I had a mobile number with another carrier (Rogers). I went on a trip the last 9 months and so didn't continue my plan and lost my number that I have had for 10 years. Now I'm back and ordered a SIM card from Koodo online yesterday. Today out of curiosity I called my old number with a different phone and found it was still unassigned. Is there any way for me to get my old number back and stay with Koodo?
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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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The number would belong to Rogers. The only way to use it with Koodo would be to sign up with Rogers, activate a phone using that number, and then port the number over to koodo.
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Cost you the price of a sim and a prepaid Rogers plan. Might be worth it to go through the steps Timo said depending on how bad you want that number.

https://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless-products/plans?cm_sp=wireless-_-pay_as_you_go-_-plans_ba...
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He doesn't have to get a prepaid plan (as heĀ  have to deposit a certain amount into it). He could register a postpaid, ask rogers to put the number in. After it is active, he then port the number out. He will only have to pay for 1,2 days at most.
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No he doesn't. Prepaid(Sim and $10 plan) is an option as is postpaid. Postpaid has an $30 activation fee to deal with unless he does it online. Then it depends on when Sim is activated, how long it takes to get to him and how many days he's charged for before porting out, on which works out to be cheaper or less hassle. I mentioned prepaid because I think it would be the cheapest and quickest.
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You could get the connection fee ($30) refunded when you terminated the service, as it is under trial period 15 days.
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