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Old 11-09-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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Need advice: can transfer deactivated SIM card phone number to another telco

I really need advice here.
I am on StarHub telco.
I just lost my phone and has informed StarHub to deactivate my SIM card.

I was informed by StarHub there is a need to pay abt $37 for a replacement SIM card.
Currently I'm on a no-contract plan with StarHub.

As a result, I want to switch to another telco.

My question is - when my SIM card is deactivated, is my number too has been suspended?

Can I switch to another telco using the same number when my SIM card has been activated? Or do I need to re-activate my lost SIM card OR number before I can do the transfer?
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:47 PM   #2
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I think you can still port out regardless of SIM status.

You have no contract so you are free to switch.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:50 AM   #3
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in theory, your telco only deactivated your SIM card, meaning no one will be able to plug your SIM (if they found it) onto their phone and use it. but your subscription/account with them is still alive, so you should be able to port out.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:16 PM   #4
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port in and out I guess
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