You want to sell your phone number, is that an option?
We do not trade or barter phone numbers, we occasionally will buy a vanity or premium phone number.
To be quite honest we always highly recommend that you sell the phone number yourself on such services as Kijiji or Facebook marketplace. If you’re not comfortable conducting a sale to somebody or perhaps feel you may be scammed, we do now purchase phone numbers, but please keep in mind you will not get the same value as if you were to sell it privately. We just want to be 100% upfront with you! Selling a phone number to us is like taking electronics or a musical instrument to a pawn shop.
Will I get more for a 416 number?
Glen Brown from the Canadian Numbering Association, is in charge of assigning numbers to carriers. He notes 416 numbers are no longer being handed out, but there are 2,010,000 647 area code numbers left to be assigned. As for 437 numbers, only 260,000 have been assigned since March 2013.
What does that mean?
That your 416 phone number is worth something. How much depends on several factors. There are articles online that say your number is worth millions, and we hate to break the news, however unless you're selling 416-888-8888 you are not looking at millions.
Before we can quote you a price we need to check if your number is a premium number, does the combination of numbers, do the repeat, 416-555-7788, 416-555-1919, etc, or is it a vanity number, does it spell a word that will sell, 416-555-SOLD, 416-555-HOME, 416-555-LOCK, etc, or are they considered an original number416-555-4671, etc.
Most numbers that people are looking to sell are an original number and we sell those for $49.99-$139.99, we pay a monthly fee to our carrier to park the number until is sells, so the offer we make will most likely insult you, again, this is why we suggest selling yourself, at a reasonable and realistic price to get the most for it. You can view our 416 numbers to help you set a private selling price at 416.numbershack.ca
What else do I need to know?
It's important to understand how selling a phone number works.
Here are some things to consider:
Are you selling the buyer the number on a SIM card?
How can you ensure they put the SIM and number in their name so you are not responsible for calls and the use of the number?
Are you meeting in person or mailing them the SIM card?
If meeting in person, where are you meeting, what time?
If you are mailing, should you send with a tracking number, proof of ID upon claiming the mail?
Are you just wanting them to port the number to their account?
If it is the only number on your account, once the number ports, it will deactivate your services and account and you will lose your plan.
If you have a contract, the early termination fees will be charged to you.
If you have a locked in or promo rate, that will be gone.
How can I find more information on porting a phone number?
We have an interactive online guide that may help you with some other important information on porting a phone number. Keep in mind this guide was made for our customers who are buying a number from us, however, it may help you understand the porting process. You can view our guide for free at port.numbershack.com
How can I get a quote from Number Shack?
If you would like to obtain a quote from us, you can open a support ticket at i-need-support.com. We will check the number against the criteria we mentioned above and within a few days we will reply via email with a quote for you to review.
As we do put careful thought and attention into a quote for you, we can not provide quotes over the phone.We have an extensive Knowledge Base that will answer most other questions. Please visit help.numbershack.com. If you would like to learn more about Number Shack and the services we offer, please see our About Us page.