Can I transfer an MTS home phone number to an MTS cell phone.

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JG, Champion

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I believe so, as one of my customers years ago had done it. Not sure on specifics, such as if all areas can or not (rural or city) This person had their Transcona 222 number ported to their cell.

Some things to consider:

What do you want to do if you have an existing cell number, such as cancel that number or start a new account/contract.

If you have a monitored alarm, it may use the landline, so if you cancel it, you won't be monitored any longer. However, I believe AAA has the option to use the landline without a home phone subscription strictly for monitoring (and 911 should the need arise)

Be aware you might get those annoying spam calls if you port a landline number as it seems to me they are targeted more.
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Under CRTC local number portability rules the number can be transferred. 

Here is the explanation from the MTS website:

As Jesse says there are some things to consider when going away from a land line if you have internet, MTS TV or any alarm company not just AAA..

I know somebody in Winnipeg who had a Shaw telephone number, ported it to a MTS land line and now has it ported on a Rogers Cell phone.   She let the company she was taking her business to do all the work with the previous telephone provider and there was no problem moving the service.
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There could also be limitations on porting a local number to a cell based out of a different local exchange. This would mean moving between urban (Winnipeg and Brandon mainly) and rural. Putting it differently, if you need to dial one to call where the new billing address is you can't port the number there.
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I dont think that is an issue porting from landline to cell, especially since someone in Brandon could go and sign up for a cell with a Winnipeg number if they wanted.

It would likely only be an issue if one tried to port a non local cell number to a landline.
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Hi Lorraine,

I don't know if you got this officially looked into, but the general answer is, yes you can transfer an MTS home phone number to a cell phone.
Most numbers are available to be transferred but to be sure your number is one of those you can call into MTS Customer Service (204) 225-5687 or provide the number you would like to transfer in an email to and we can confirm that for you. :)