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Read this before you Port Out your phone number!
November 21, 2012
5:09 pm
starfish
Toronto
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FYI:
Although the Fine Print says that you get to keep your phone number for 45 days after your account expires, during these 45 days YOU CANNOT PORT OUT YOUR PHONE NUMBER: you'll get an "IS NOT ELIGIBLE" error.

For reference, this is what you need to port out your phone number:
- an account that is not "expired"
- your IMEI
- your SO phone number that you want to port
- your 4-digit pin

In my case, since I ended up trying to port my phone number a few days after my account expired (mostly because I had not looked into what information was required for porting), I now have to pay Speakout $25 to make my account active, before I promptly switch it over to the new provider.

November 21, 2012
5:16 pm
iamdrumming
Niagara Falls
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That goes with any provider. Only active accounts can be ported.

November 21, 2012
5:26 pm
chimpanzee
vancouver
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expired as in ? It is very unclear when you said your account expired.

November 22, 2012
1:29 pm
bridonca
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I do not even know if you are going to get your phone number back after you put in the $25. After 45 days, your number can be put back in the pool, for someone else to use.