Can I Keep My Cellphone Number If Moving Provinces?

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Can I Keep My Cellphone Number If Moving Provinces?

Hey, I plan on moving in the next year or two to another province, but not permanently. I'm wondering if I'll be able to keep my same NPA+NXX+stop if I'm out of NS for 7-10 months.

 

 

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Re: Can I Keep My Cellphone Number If Moving Provinces?

Hello @Kevin-MacLeod,

 

A warm welcome to the Rogers Community Forum's and that's a great question! Although you won't be moving for awhile, it certainly doesn't hurt to be ready in advance!! 😀

 

If you currently have a wireless plan that includes unlimited Canada-wide talk & text, then you do not need to change your telephone number if you are moving to an address in Canada that is covered by the Rogers wireless network. You can view our coverage maps HERE.

 

Although many of our plans come with Canada-wide talk & text, there are a few plans that only include Local/Province-wide coverage. For example, if you are on a wireless plan that only covers specific Provinces and you are moving to a Province not covered by your plan, than you would be required to change your phone number or move to an eligible plan.

 

If you are uncertain and would like us to check your plan details for you, we'll be most happy to do so! Feel free to send us a private message to @CommunityHelps to get started. For more information on how our Private Messaging system works, please CLICK HERE.

 

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RogersLaura

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Re: Can I Keep My Cellphone Number If Moving Provinces?

Of course you can. Your number works when your travelling in another province so moving there it will work exactly the same. Just be aware that people in your new province who call you including your next door neighbour may have to pay long distance charges cus now when they phone you they sre not calling a local number any more


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Re: Can I Keep My Cellphone Number If Moving Provinces?

Hello @Kevin-MacLeod,

 

A warm welcome to the Rogers Community Forum's and that's a great question! Although you won't be moving for awhile, it certainly doesn't hurt to be ready in advance!! 😀

 

If you currently have a wireless plan that includes unlimited Canada-wide talk & text, then you do not need to change your telephone number if you are moving to an address in Canada that is covered by the Rogers wireless network. You can view our coverage maps HERE.

 

Although many of our plans come with Canada-wide talk & text, there are a few plans that only include Local/Province-wide coverage. For example, if you are on a wireless plan that only covers specific Provinces and you are moving to a Province not covered by your plan, than you would be required to change your phone number or move to an eligible plan.

 

If you are uncertain and would like us to check your plan details for you, we'll be most happy to do so! Feel free to send us a private message to @CommunityHelps to get started. For more information on how our Private Messaging system works, please CLICK HERE.

 

Kind regards,

RogersLaura

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Re: Can I Keep My Cellphone Number If Moving Provinces?

I'll be joining the RCAF in a few months, which will entail living out of province for at least a few years. I would like to keep my number and area code the same. Is this possible?

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Re: Can I Keep My Cellphone Number If Moving Provinces?

Hello @sheffren,

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

If you currently have a Canada wide plan you can definitely retain the existing number without incurring any long distance charges as long as there's access to the Rogers network. Please click here for our coverage map. 

 

However, if you're currently on a province specific price plan you will have to switch to a National plan. You can find the details of your current price plan on MyRogers. Just click on your cellular telephone number under the Overview section. 

 

Please let us know if you have any further questions pertaining to this :).

 

 

 

 

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Re: Can I Keep My Cellphone Number If Moving Provinces?

Just one word of advice or warning when keeping your number and moving to another province. My brother-in-law did this recently, and although he has a Ontario Phone number in Alberta and can call locally in Alberta in the city where he lives, his friends or his employer when they phone his cell number they unfortunately have to incur long distance charges because they are phoning a number from Kingston Ontario. Yes its convenient for you, but if you expect to receive calls often, especially from people local in the community, you might upset a few, not everyone has nation wide calling or Canada wide long distance. I didn't for the longest time, tho I have it now, I remember paying LD when ever I called my brother in laws kingston number.