Rmoroso, you can call the pay as you go customer service and speak to an agent who can put the cancellation request in for your account. once its cancelled you loose your account as well as phone number.
if you have a phone number people will remember and want to keep it, then you can "port" your number to another provider, this will automatically trigger a cancellation with rogers wireless so you do not have to contact them to cancel your account, but yes you lose any air time balance you have remaining
Its understood a postpaid plan does have a monthly end date with no carry over where a pay-as-you-go does have a carry over. I realize that it is up to Roger's discretion what they do with my accumulated balance, but I was just hoping that they are good corporate citizens.
I'm assuming from your comments that you have a bit of a balance ... Unless you stay with Rogers in some form that balance will likely be lost .
Before you call in check out the monthly Pay go plans and see if there is anything there that even remotely suits your needs . At least them you could use up your balance . I suspect that if your balance is sizeable and with a bit of negotiation if you switched to a monthly pay go plan you may not even have to add money on a monthly basis and you could use up a bunch of that balance.
Good Luck .
edited to ad : It used to be if I pressed the '@' key a list of those commenting in the thread would appear in a drop down box and one could easily and accurately be selected if you wanted to draw their attention. It seems that feature has been done away with in the last round of improvements ? ?
@impala : It looks like your post was moved to this existing thread. As discussed here, if you go from Prepaid to Postpaid with Rogers, you may be able to transfer your balance. If leaving Rogers, you will not get any credit, so I suggest you use up your minutes. You may contact the PAYGo people as indicated below to confirm: