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Retaining US phone number in Canada

inder.online

Star Member
Sep 22, 2017
130
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I have a question on this.If I port my US number to Google Hangouts, will I still get text messages like from bank websites etc where they send online code to enter. My phone number is included at a lot of places like Bank, Insurance policy, credit card etc.
Just wanted to confirm the text will come to hangouts without any issues.
 

dphotawala

Star Member
Nov 16, 2018
61
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I have a question on this.If I port my US number to Google Hangouts, will I still get text messages like from bank websites etc where they send online code to enter. My phone number is included at a lot of places like Bank, Insurance policy, credit card etc.
Just wanted to confirm the text will come to hangouts without any issues.
For now, I transferred my number over to Ting for $15/month and left the phone with my friend. My friend would let me know if any text is received on my number. As far as calls go, I then forwarded the calls to my "TextNow" app number; meaning, I get all the calls through internet on my smartphone in Canada. That one way to do this!

However, if you find a better and cheaper alternative, please let me know as well. It might be worth looking!
 

inder.online

Star Member
Sep 22, 2017
130
18
For now, I transferred my number over to Ting for $15/month and left the phone with my friend. My friend would let me know if any text is received on my number. As far as calls go, I then forwarded the calls to my "TextNow" app number; meaning, I get all the calls through internet on my smartphone in Canada. That one way to do this!

However, if you find a better and cheaper alternative, please let me know as well. It might be worth looking!
Thanks. I am currently on Ultra mobile and pay $19/month , I am still in US.
I am likely to keep the same plan for now. I would not be using this number in Canada though.
 

gabab09

Newbie
May 2, 2019
9
0
Hi,
I recently got the Canadian Permanent Residency and am in process of moving to Canada. But I was wondering if I can port my current US number into canada.
Is there a Canadian telephone provider which does that?

Or if there is any other way I can keep my current number "alive" in Canada.

HI Did you moved to canada, Need some suggestions on the move and attaining PR, could you share your experience ?