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I Plan to Stick Around
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Bell landline,Rogers cell phone

I have a Bell landline and a Rogers cell number.I was anticipating getting rid of Bell and transfer my home landline number to my Rogers cellphone.Is this practical?

 

 

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Rogers Employee
Rogers Employee
Posts: 992

Re: Bell landline,Rogers cell phone

Yes Very.
It is called a Port In.
You Port your number in to your cellphone. The Bell line will no longer be functional and your Rogers Cell phone will become the Bell Number. (Once Ported in).
your Current Rogers Cell Phone number will disappear (will no longer work).

If you plan to terminate your Bell Landline altogether, you want to Port the number first then do that, otherwise you lose your bell number if you terminate first.

If you want to keep both numbers.
There is another way, you can do Wireless Home Phone. If you have Shareeverything Plan, you can get a wireless homephone for $9.99.

Hope this helps,
Any further questions @TJP1942 - ask away, we are always here to help! 🙂

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Resident Expert
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Re: Bell landline,Rogers cell phone

Now this may have changed in the last number of years... but i know SOMETIMES it cant be done.

May depend on WHERE/WHAT the number is.

IE:  where i live the closest CELL numbers available, are from a city 1-2 away.  Still well within local calling area for anyone in the same town as me, etc.
But the exchanges are very different..  that you couldnt port my house number out.



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Rogers Employee
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Re: Bell landline,Rogers cell phone

@Gdkitty It has changed. Since Wireless home phone is Canada Wide calling. Your Area Code wouldn't be relevant since any tower it is connected to will be considered local (In terms of billing).

Only home phone number that can't be ported out is from Voip phones. Since those are usually permanently registered.