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    Mobile phone numbers across Canada

    I just realised I've moved countries several times but never two places in the same country. So we're presently living in Quebec City, when we move to Montreal this autumn do we need to change our mobile phone numbers? Can you change JUST your area code?

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    Things may be different in Canada than the US.

    From my experience here, you cannot merely change the area code and keep the same 7-digit phone # in the US. The same phone # is very rarely available in different area codes.

    Keep in mind that you might be competing with customers in the other area code for the same phone #. In some cases, your exact phone # may not even be available in a different area code. You might try contacting the carrier in the different market to see if you can reserve your phone # prior to your relocation, if it is available.

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    You may want to just keep your number. If your plan is current it most likely has nationwide calling and texting. If so there is nothing “wrong” with using a number from one part of the country in another part. And because most people today also have nationwide calling they don’t mind calling a far away number to reach you. But if you would prefer starting fresh, move and then speak with your carrier to get a new number assigned from the region you now call home. This is all predicated on the assumption that your carrier can provide service in your new location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mddrouillard View Post
    You may want to just keep your number. If your plan is current it most likely has nationwide calling and texting. If so there is nothing “wrong” with using a number from one part of the country in another part. And because most people today also have nationwide calling they don’t mind calling a far away number to reach you. But if you would prefer starting fresh, move and then speak with your carrier to get a new number assigned from the region you now call home. This is all predicated on the assumption that your carrier can provide service in your new location.
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