Countdown until: you can switch cell phone carriers in Canada and keep your number!

First published on October 29, 2006

Local number portability / wireless portability / porting — whatever it’s called — it’s coming to Canada. Soon you’ll be able to switch from crummy provider to crummy provider without having to get a new cell phone number! Be truly mobile (or something)!

The USA has already had this for a while. Originally we were slated to have it on September 12th, 2007, but the major carriers are now “allowing” it starting from March 14th, 2007.

print "

$days_until=ceil((mktime(0,0,0,3,14,2007) – (time() – 3 * 3600)) / 86400);
switch ($days_until) {
case $days_until > 1: print “$days_until days until number portability!”; break;
case $days_until > 0: print “$days_until day until number portability!”; break;
default: print “Number portability has arrived!”; break;
print “


I’m out of luck — I have a pager, not a cell phone. Pagers aren’t included under this decision. Why not!?!?!?!


4 Responses to “Countdown until: you can switch cell phone carriers in Canada and keep your number!”

  1. Leah says:

    It will be interesting to see how the providers improve their services in order to compete for customers…or maybe they will just come to an agreement with each other to screw us all over…who knows.

  2. Julia says:

    Thank you god! I also look forward to this better consumer freedom!

  3. Jordana says:

    I cannot wait to tell Fido where to shove it!!!

  4. steve says:

    goodbye! bellmobility!

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