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To take advantage of your current promo rates, can I get a phone now with an assigned number, and then port my current number over at the end of the month when my current contract is up? I realize there may be a fee to swap the assigned number to my ported number, what would that be if there is one?

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Yup that's the same process I did 🙂. There is no fee for a number change if you do it yourself in self serve (and yes you can port on there as well).
Awesome! Thanks for the confirmation, Jorden!
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Paul McDonald wrote:

Awesome! Thanks for the confirmation, Jorden!

No problem! Welcome!
Userlevel 2
Hey Paul! Just make sure that your account is still active when porting your phone number to Koodo: http://koo.do/Oqrfk9. Thanks.
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Vincent wrote:

Hey Paul! Just make sure that your account is still active when porting your phone number to K...

Good point!
Vincent wrote:

Hey Paul! Just make sure that your account is still active when porting your phone number to K...

Absolutely -- thanks again everyone
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I know this won't add any new information, but maybe it'll give you further piece of mind. I opened a new account in December and ported in my old number a few days later via self-serve. No issues, no fees.
I'm in the process now of trying to port my number. I says my number is eligible for change, but when I enter the MEID HEX (A0000etc..) I get a message that says "Failed Data Format Validation". I don't have an old pin entered in the fields; just the account # and MEID HEX. Is there something I'm doing wrong here?
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Paul McDonald wrote:

I'm in the process now of trying to port my number. I says my number is eligible for change, but ...

Call in.
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Paul McDonald wrote:

I'm in the process now of trying to port my number. I says my number is eligible for change, but ...

try using the SIM card number
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Paul McDonald wrote:

I'm in the process now of trying to port my number. I says my number is eligible for change, but ...

The website doesn't like the imei in hex. Enter the decimal version or just the account number from the old provider. Only one of the 3 boxes is actually required. (Sim number won't work).
Paul McDonald wrote:

I'm in the process now of trying to port my number. I says my number is eligible for change, but ...

and we're good to go! thanks everyone
Paul McDonald wrote:

I'm in the process now of trying to port my number. I says my number is eligible for change, but ...

Chad - it says not to use sim card #, but regardless my old phone was a CDMA Blackberry, therefore no SIM.
Userlevel 7
For future reference, don't bother with your old phone's serial #, whether it's IMEI, ESN, MEID, etc. It will sometimes get rejected. Your old provider's account number is the most recommended way to ensure a successful port.
Although this is an old post, I had the same issue getting a data validation error message. Tried leaving the serial # blank and different browsers to no avail. I found that the issue was with the account number. My provider's account number included dashes (ie. 5-1001-0000) . When I removed the dashes, I was able to submit successfully
Userlevel 6
Just a heads up for people, if your IMEI has dashes in it (like most IMEI stickers on LG products), don't enter those dashes either.

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