I started the phone number transfer yesterday and nothing happened after over 12 hours. Online chat keeps resetting queue...
Hello Pheal,Thank you for your interest in our services,I have verified your account and I can see that you managed to get help from the customer service team.They have opened up a ticket to our technical team to address the issue encountered with your number transfer.I am sorry for this situation.You can see the ticket in your account> overview section. As soon as the issue is solved, you will receive an email with all the details.In case you need further help, you can contact us, by going to this FAQ: https://fizz.ca/en/faq/resolving-issues, find the chat bubble "?" and you can chat with us. Thank you for your understanding!Have a great day!-Eugen
there are several reasons why we may have been unable to transfer your current phone to your Fizz plan. You will receive an in-account notification explaining why the transfer failed and providing next steps for solving the problem. How to check your Fizz notifications.
1. The number you entered was not recognized by your current mobile provider.
You may have mistyped your current phone number. Verify your phone number and try again.
Note that we can only transfer mobile numbers coming from the province of Quebec or the Ottawa region. Your number must also be in the Fizz subscription area. If your number starts with an area code outside the subscription area, your number cannot be transferred to Fizz.
2. The transfer authorization request sent by text was not approved or answered on time.
When you activate your SIM card and request to transfer your number over to Fizz, your current provider will send you by text a transfer authorization request to confirm your wish to transfer this number. Failure to answer this authorization request, or if the request is denied, means that your transfer request was cancelled. You must then submit a new request using the link found in the notification posted in your Fizz account or pursue your Fizz activation by choosing a new number.
The transfer authorization request sent by text by your current provider must be answered by the set deadline. If not, it will be automatically cancelled, and you’ll have to submit a new request.
If you haven’t received the transfer authorization request, you'll need to contact your current provider directly to adress the issue.
3. Your current provider’s account number or phone IMEI is incorrect.
You may have mistyped one of these numbers. Verify your account number or IMEI and try again.
Only the IMEI from the phone you used with your previous provider can allow the transfer of your number.
If the IMEI number is more than 15 digits long, only use the first 15.
4. Your PIN is incorrect.
Some mobile providers (for example, Virgin) ask you to enter a PIN when you transfer your phone number. You may have mistyped this PIN. Verify you PIN and try again.
5. Technical difficulties
You will receive an email and/or in-account notification within two hours that provides details about the specific issue and the steps needed to resolve any technical difficulties.
While we resolve this technical difficulty, your new Fizz plan will be activated so you can start using it. You will be able to make calls, text and use your data. You will not be able to receive calls or text messages (they will still be directed to your old provider). Read your in-account notifications.
6. Your line is inactive
To transfer your number from another mobile provider, you must keep your previous plan active until the transfer is completed. If you have already cancelled your plan, we will not be able to transfer your number. In this case, choose a new number.
7. You entered an administrative phone number
It is not possible to transfer an administrative phone number — for example, a number associated with an organization or public institution. Please choose a new number.
8. Your current provider is preventing your number from being transferred
It is not possible to transfer a number that has anti-port protection — a security feature that prevents numbers from being transferred. It’s also possible that your current provider has blocked your number from being transferred if you haven’t paid your bill with them. In these cases, speak with your current provider to lift the protection, or choose a new number.
9. You have an unpaid balance with your current provider.
Your current provider won’t allow you to transfer your number if your account shows an unpaid balance.
It is currently impossible for us to transfer phone numbers that are associated with landlines and VOIP.
If it’s impossible for us to transfer your phone number (and you’re still subscribed with your old mobile service provider), your subscription with that provider remains active.
Your Fizz account will be created and you’ll be able to make calls, send texts and use your data. You won’t, however, receive any calls or texts (these will still be redirected to your old provider). If the transfer is impossible, we’ll contact you with your options.
However, if you're still unable to transfert your number despite the possible corrections proposed and wish to contact Fizz’s support team directly to inquire about that issue, they will be able to do some further investigation to correct this situation as well as provide you precise answers. You can do it by opening the following link: https://fizz.ca/en/faq/status-services and simply scroll down until you see the green bubble, than click on it to start your chat session with the customer service.
If the chat bubble still does not appear at the bottom of the page, on the right, after a few seconds, the number of pending sessions is higher than the service’s processing capacity. At that time, you can leave a message on the other proposed communication channels:
-By private message on Facebook/Messenger: https://facebook.com/fizzca.
-By private message on Twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/fizz_ca
-Whatsapp : (438) 393-5814