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    Question what is the cheapest way to keep a number?

    I have two phone # 647-xxx-xxxx and 416-xxx-xxxx.
    The 647# is on contact with expiry date Sep-2003, 416# without contact.

    I don't need two numbers and I want to continue to use my 416#.

    Can someone give me some advices as to what plan I should use on each #?

    TIA

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    You have two numbers on a single phone, or two accounts with two different phones? If you have two accounts and want to cancel one and switch that phone number to the other one I can't see them making it all that easy - after all, they want your money twice instead of once!

    Gotta love overlaid area codes though. God knows we've got enough Bell Mobility, Rogers and Fido numbers in the 289 area code here in Niagara - 289-213, 289-241, 289-669, 289-321, 289-821, etc. It's downright annoying!

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    it's cheapest just to cancel the 647 and pay the early cancellation fee.
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    Re: what is the cheapest way to keep a number?

    Originally posted by spawn
    I have two phone # 647-xxx-xxxx and 416-xxx-xxxx.
    The 647# is on contact with expiry date Sep-2003, 416# without contact.

    I don't need two numbers and I want to continue to use my 416#.

    Can someone give me some advices as to what plan I should use on each #?

    TIA

    For your 416 number, switch it to prepaid, $10 will last you an year.

    BUT... if the 416 # is on postpaid, I am not sure if you can keep that number for prepaid.... some say yes, some say no.

    When I switched a year ago, I was forced to get a new number for prepaid.

    As far you 647#, pay them $200 now for early cancellation is probably the cheapest way.

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    true, considering $30 MSF for 9 months is like $270

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    If you plan to keep the contract, just call Rogers and tell them you want to use the other number. I think they can switch your contract over the number and pay like $10 for a number change.

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    Originally posted by kareshi
    true, considering $30 MSF for 9 months is like $270
    ya, but them you are just give $200 away
    where are $270, you actually get to use it for 9 month
    find a friend to take over the contact or something

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    change it at ADD-A-PHONE plan.

    647 is the primary line, 416 is the second line.
    make sure when you change it to add-a-phone, 416 don't get into contract.

    then call forward the 647 to 416, both number share the same plan just add $15 on top.

    this save you more money.

    good luck!
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    Originally posted by longd.com
    change it at ADD-A-PHONE plan.

    647 is the primary line, 416 is the second line.
    make sure when you change it to add-a-phone, 416 don't get into contract.

    then call forward the 647 to 416, both number share the same plan just add $15 on top.

    this save you more money.

    good luck!
    But then I dont think that SMS voicemail notifications will be sent to the phone since it just forwards voice calls, and not data.

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    But then I dont think that SMS voicemail notifications will be sent to the phone since it just forwards voice calls, and not data.
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    oh well.... you don't need the voice mail on 647 , all call will forward to 416, only add voice mail to 416 account.

    for the sms, turn on the 647, send and receive using the 647.

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