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Port out second line to an individual account at another provider?

lilyluvx
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My wife is the account holder for our family/share plan at Rogers. Her line is the primary line, my line is the second line.

 

My wife wants to stay with Rogers, but I might consider porting out some day. Can I just open a new account with another provider under my own name, and port out my number?

 

The reason I have this question is because, the Rogers account is in wife's name not in my name, therefore can I port out a number (the second line) from an account that is not in my name to an account that is in my name at a different provider?

 

 

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Re: Port out second line to an individual account at another provider?

JohhnyRockets
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We did not need to have the account "released" into my name. All the new carrier required was our Rogers account number, my phone number to be ported, and ID from my wife to prove who she was since the Rogers account was in her name.

Re: Port out second line to an individual account at another provider?

Meowmix
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Hello JohnnyRockets


Depends on the carrier the OP is going too. Not all carriers do the same thing. Rogers needs to have the account holder there to cancel or transfer and i know several carriers that if the account is let's say under my wifes name and I want to transfer it to them. My wife needs to be there and contact Rogers to do it or needs to add it to her name. It all depends on the carriers tho.

Re: Port out second line to an individual account at another provider?

JohhnyRockets
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That is exactly what I said Meowmix. When I had my Rogers number ported over to the new provider I brought my wife with me since like the OP, I was the second line on my wife's account. We brought a copy of our bill from Rogers to provide the account info, my wife produced her driver's license to establish she was the person listed on the bill and the new provider proceeded with contacting Rogers and having the number ported. It was a very simple and quick process with no need at all for my wife to release her account to my name. In fact my wife continued with her Rogers wireless number for another 6 weeks before porting out her number as well. I have checked with a number of other carriers such as Bell Mobility, Koodoo, Fido, and Virgin and the procedure is basically the same with all of them.

Re: Port out second line to an individual account at another provider?

lilyluvx
I've Been Here Awhile
Thank you JohhnyRockets very much! And thank you Meowmix as well!

Re: Port out second line to an individual account at another provider?

JohhnyRockets
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You are very welcome. Glad I could help out!