what is the cheapest prepaid option? I need an old number to have call forwarding for a few months

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My dad is taking over a new business. He will be taking on that new business phone number  as well. However we would like to forward the old phone number for a few months to his new number. How can we do this?
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Brandie Maher

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Hi Brandie,
Just want to confirm, you wanted to use a Koodo prepaid to forward calls? or you wanted to receive call? There were several reports of prepaid customer having trouble of using forwarding calls, and it is not free.

You might want to sign on a postpaid plan, and add the add-on of call forwarding ($3)
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I have never been able to get forwarding to work on prepaid.

Perhaps you could port the existing number to a VoIP service and forward that to the new number.  
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That's the cheapest way and it maintains ownership of the old number. It also open the possiblilty of inexpensive 1-800 service if he so desires.

I have a Canadian number and a US number that both get forwarded to a common VoIP landline and Koodo cell for $5.85 a month with Call Centric. Using a VoIP app for the cell, I can also use it to make and receive calls on wifi for a little over a penny a minute with no tolls for long distance in North America.

Ditto on prepaid call forwarding not working with Koodo.
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Is the 'Old Number' a landline? If so, contact your phone company Business rep about call forwarding or other options for the business line.