I was wondering if it is possible to request a specific phone number. It is our old home number from years ago and is not currently in use.
Good evening @rickeoni,
Thank you for your post!
Sometimes, people lose their old phone number and want to get it back. Whether you changed to a different service provider, your service was disconnected, or you asked for a different number but later changed your mind, getting back your old phone number can be difficult.
To better assist you, we'll need more information from you:
Occasionally, phone numbers can or can't be ported to another service provider, and phone companies do not legally have to release the numbers to other providers under certain circumstances.
Whether you're looking to port it in or activate it as a new phone number, we can definitely try and accommodate you by searching for a similar one or something that would end in the same last 4 digits, for example.
Looking forward to your reply!
Welcome to the Community and thank you for your post! We know how precious a phone number can be and we understand wanting it back.
How long has it been since the account was cancelled?
If the line has been canceled in the past 60 days, the number can be reactivated on the account. However, if it has been canceled for a longer time, we may not be able to assign you the same phone number.
Are you able to confirm the reason why the line was cancelled?
Looking forward to your reply.
Thank you for your reply @veroaubin!
We truly wish we can help you recover your previous number as soon as possible. However, there may be some limitations in making this happen. Keep in mind that we are unaware if the number has been assigned to another Rogers customer in the meantime.
One way to do it would be to activate a new line and see if we can assign you the phone number in question. Are you looking at opening a new account with Rogers? Since the last one was closed for non-payment, a security deposit may be required.
Let us know if you have any other questions!
Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums!
We appreciate you posting your concern regarding recovering your phone number. I can imagine how much of an inconvenience this has become. 😞
As per post 6 of this thread, there could be some limitations in our ability to recover your phone number if it has been assigned to another customer already, for instance. We will do our best to try to recover the number for you. Please send us a private message @CommunityHelps so we can get started on this for you.
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Is it possible to request a specific number if it is not currently assigned or has not been assigned in the past? I would like a specific number for my business if possible.
Good day @Nlake0027,
Thanks for reaching out & welcome to the Community! We're happy to answer your question regarding a change or phone number.
To make sure I understand correctly, there are a few things I'd like to confirm with you. I hope you don't mind!
Are you looking at opening a new account with Rogers or do you already have an active line for which you would be looking to change the phone number on? If it's for a phone number change in the same area code, please note that a fee would apply.
Did you make sure the number you had in mind was not assigned and that it belongs to Rogers? If it is owned by another company, we won't be able to assign it to your line even if it's currently not in service.