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new Rogers phone... want to keep my S/O cell # BUT also want to keep S/O balance
June 17, 2013
12:37 am
llbgal
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I don't know if I am just making things overly complicated.

Here is the situation:

1) I am going to get a cell plan through Rogers.

2) I want to port my existing S/O phone # to the new Rogers plan.

3) I have a speakout balance and would like to have that balance transferred to a new Speakout sim/phone.

IS this possible???

June 17, 2013
2:15 am
iamdrumming
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No, it's not possible. From the main site:

“Not that I would, but can I transfer my airtime to other SpeakOut Wireless phones?”

“No. SpeakOut Wireless Airtime can only be used with the phone the airtime is assigned to.”

June 21, 2013
6:51 am
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Actually you can move your SIM to another unlocked GSM phone and it will work airtime and all, but you are still with SO then! I have had a small problem with my Blackberry and until it got corrected I used my previously used 5230 Nokia without any problem.

June 21, 2013
7:03 am
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This doesn't really help. I know that I can use my SIM in another phone. The issue is that I want to keep my Speakout phone/SIM but I would like a new phone number for it. I want to port my existing number over to the other plan.

It doesn't sound like it can be done though because speakout would look at it as though I was transferring balance to another phone.

June 21, 2013
9:56 am
iamdrumming
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Once you port your existing SpeakOut number to Rogers, any remaining balance attached to that SpeakOut number will be gone for good. As with my post above, you cannot transfer balances between accounts.

June 21, 2013
10:07 am
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Do you know if you can only port upon a new activation? Or can I choose to port my number in a few months?

June 22, 2013
6:19 am
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You'll be able to port whenever you want. The only protocol I know of is that a line has to to be active to be ported.