You have a Canada mobile or landline number and you want to port it to NumberBarn or NumberGarage. Great news! We have experience porting in many Canadian numbers, including ways to authorize a mobile port-in even if you don't have roaming service or otherwise can't receive texts.
In general, the following article contains everything you need to know about porting in a Canadian telephone number:
There's an additional step that you need to know about when it comes to Canadian numbers.
Important: Authorize your Canadian port in
Once your porting request has been submitted, Canadian service providers require your authorization in order to approve a porting request for a Canadian number. Typically your carrier will send you a text message within a few minutes of receiving the porting request and you have 90 minutes to respond. If you do not reply within that timeframe the request will be rejected. This means that the number must still have active service and be able to receive text messages.
In some cases, you can request a manual authorization if you are out of the country or unable to receive a text message on that number. Please work with the current provider if you have questions.
If for some reason your port request is rejected, please contact customer support (if we haven't already contacted you) and we will arrange the best time with you to resubmit your porting request.
We recognize that in some cases you'll need to reinsert the SIM card on your phone to receive text messages and we'll do our best to accommodate your schedule.
Need help porting a number out to a Canadian carrier? Check out this article: