I have questions about wireless number portability and transferring my mobile phone number to Bell
Wireless number portability lets you keep the same phone number when changing wireless service providers. You can keep your phone number when switching from:
- one wireless service provider to another;
- a home phone service to a wireless service;
- a wireless service to a home phone service.
Pager numbers cannot be transferred. However, you can transfer a number used to send and receive faxes.
Not all numbers are transferable. For example, the following cannot be transferred:
- Inactive numbers
- Pager numbers
- Numbers from areas that do not support transfers of phone numbers
You cannot keep your number when moving to a new town or city. Only numbers within the same general calling area can be switched.
Yes, you'll need a new mobile phone or smartphone and a new rate plan when you transfer your number to Bell.
No. Only the phone number gets transferred to Bell. Features you had with your previous service provider will be disconnected. Ask about features that will let you make the most of your new phone during the transfer process. It is also important to check if services such as Internet access or security systems might be affected by a phone number transfer.
Yes, you can transfer your number at any time. Check the details of your current service to understand any charges, such as cancellation fees and outstanding balances you may be responsible for when the service is cancelled.
No, there are no additional fees to transfer your number to Bell, but you are responsible for any contractual obligation with your previous service provider.
To switch your number over to Bell, visit a Bell store or call us at 1 800 667-0123. Have your phone and the most recent copy of your current phone bill handy when you come to see us. Do NOT cancel your current service, as only active phone numbers are eligible to be transferred.
No. Only active phone numbers can be transferred.