When we moved out of the apartment we obviously had no idea when we would be moving into our new house, so when we packed everything up we had to cancel all of our connections. We were under the impression that we would be able to bring our home phone number with us (as Chad has had this number for many years and has moved many times) so we looked into some options to have it saved. True, no one calls us at our home number except for our Mothers, but it was something we still wanted to keep. So, after talking to a representative at Telus we found out that for a small fee every month we could have our phone number call forwarded to Chads cell phone and then once we moved we could have our phone hooked up and have our number transferred to the new house.
Since we are mere days away from taking possession of the house Chad has been making calls to set things up and price things out. When he phoned Telus to talk about our phone line being transferred they informed us that they actually could NOT move our number from Burnaby to Coquitlam. Umm…excuse me…why not? It’s not like we are moving to Price George! Coquitlam is right beside Burnaby!
Now, true when we originally talked about the phone transfer business we did not know which city we would be buying in, but wouldn’t you think they would inform us of the cities they would not / could not transfer our number to!?
They didn’t have an answer as to why they couldn’t transfer our number just that they couldn’t, so for the past 7 months we have been paying to hold onto a number we have to give up anyways. Great!
On the positive side Chad was able to fan-dangle some money out of Telus since we were paying for a service that was pointless but on the negative side we have to give up our super simple, easy to remember, sounds fake when you say it out loud, number.
So, don’t try calling us at our home anymore cause we ain’t be answerin.
**Special thanks to Shazzi for the gif!**