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I've just got the wife signed up to a new SO deal with Vodafone however her current supplier is also Vodafone so we need to shuffle her number using a sacrificial SIM. Does anyone have any tips on… Read More
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
I've just got the wife signed up to a new SO deal with Vodafone however her current supplier is also Vodafone so we need to shuffle her number using a sacrificial SIM.

Does anyone have any tips on how best to do this for the least amount of hassle?

How long does it normally take you, or at least how long do you leave the number on the donor before requesting the PAC and moving it back to the new account?

Is there a limited window of opportunity to port a number in to a new account with Vodafone?

Thanks.
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
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#1
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D
#2
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D


You can't port a number on the same network ;)
#3
It usually takes around 7 - 10 days each way so should be done within a month for sure ;)
#4
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D


You can't port a number on the same network ;)


Technically you can
#5
It usually takes around 7 - 10 days each way so should be done within a month for sure

Request PAC code from Vodafone

Get donor SIM straight away get the PAC request in, leave 48hrs then request PAC for donor SIM.

Phone Vodafone and let them have the PAC code. Job done .

30 days maximum if not sooner :)

Edited By: cliosport65 on Feb 14, 2017 06:20: spelling
#6
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D


You can't port a number on the same network ;)


Technically you can


For some reason it can't be done in not sure why hence why people have to get a donor SIM to port their number then go back ;)
#7
Thanks. Any preference for the donor?

We've got the PAC from Vodafone already and I'm assuming the new account won't start until we activate the SIM, which hasn't been delivered yet.
#8
Stu
Thanks. Any preference for the donor?

We've got the PAC from Vodafone already and I'm assuming the new account won't start until we activate the SIM, which hasn't been delivered yet.


Any will be alright maybe EE or O2. Don't worry about the new account not been active yet get the number ported over to the donor SIM as that will be the longest part of it ;)
#9
Avoid O2, as it takes forever to get the PAC from them by phone. I tend to use 3 - PAYG sims are 75p in Home Bargains
#10
Alternatively, speak to Voda customer service & tell them the deal you've got. If they will match it & you're within the 14 day cancellation period, you can cancel the deal you've signed up for & save the hassle
#11
noisyneighbour
Alternatively, speak to Voda customer service & tell them the deal you've got. If they will match it & you're within the 14 day cancellation period, you can cancel the deal you've signed up for & save the hassle


Wont work if it's a redemption deal ;)
#12
cliosport65
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D
You can't port a number on the same network ;)
Technically you can
For some reason it can't be done in not sure why hence why people have to get a donor SIM to port their number then go back ;)
It can, O2 will transfer within the network, just none of the others seem to do it.
#13
It is a redemption deal. Vodafone had lots of opportunity to keep the account but didn't seem overly bothered. In the end she will pay much less on the redemption.

Will look for a 3 Sim. Thanks.
#14
If it s Vodafone I wouldn't have any confidence in them managing it at all. Last time they did this for me they cancelled my wife's number and gave her my old one and gave me a random one. It then took me standing in the shop for over an hour to get it sorted.
#15
dcx_badass
cliosport65
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D
You can't port a number on the same network ;)
Technically you can
For some reason it can't be done in not sure why hence why people have to get a donor SIM to port their number then go back ;)
It can, O2 will transfer within the network, just none of the others seem to do it.
EE did it for me .
#16
If it's the same network, you might not need port. Ask Vodafone to assign your number to a new Vodafone SIM instead. That's what they suggested me when I had the same problem.
#17
If both numbers are on Vodafone you don't need a PAC. Just ask them to move your number to a new contract...
#18
I done this before and it took 2-3 days, port number out to payg sim, next day once the port is done, port payg sim onto simo sim
#19
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D


What about Vodafone?
#20
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D


You can't port a number on the same network ;)


Technically you can


Technically you can't. You have to port out and port back in.
#21
plodging
dcx_badass
cliosport65
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D
You can't port a number on the same network ;)
Technically you can
For some reason it can't be done in not sure why hence why people have to get a donor SIM to port their number then go back ;)
It can, O2 will transfer within the network, just none of the others seem to do it.
EE did it for me .


Are you talking about transferring the number from one *existing* account to another *existing* account? An upgrade isn't the same as a number port, which involves completely nuking one number that is tied to a contract or price plan so it is superseded by another. Last time I checked no network would port 'internally'.
#22
O2 and EE have both done same network ports in my experience. Call Customer a services and tell them that the number is/was being used by someone else within the family. They should be able to move the number directly from one sim to the other. People have done this when e.g. a parent or partner had a contract in their name. The child of partner gets a new contract in their own name and the number is ported without the need for a third SIM card from a different network.
= less phone calls. less time waiting for each port, and potentially less cost because you won't need to obtain a payg SIM card from anywhere.

I know networks stereotypically say it can't be done, but some networks have done it. I did it with EE last year. I got an additional sim which had discount and I then moved my number from my original plan to the new one and kept the discount.
#23
misterleoni
plodging
dcx_badass
cliosport65
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D
You can't port a number on the same network ;)
Technically you can
For some reason it can't be done in not sure why hence why people have to get a donor SIM to port their number then go back ;)
It can, O2 will transfer within the network, just none of the others seem to do it.
EE did it for me .
Are you talking about transferring the number from one *existing* account to another *existing* account? An upgrade isn't the same as a number port, which involves completely nuking one number that is tied to a contract or price plan so it is superseded by another. Last time I checked no network would port 'internally'.
I went from a pay monthly phone contract with EE,to a sim only pay monthly with EE , with a different provider(mobileforyou) or whatever , as EE could not match the deal as it was with redemptions.
I phoned EE and asked if I could keep number and was told no as it was new contract and sim and as it was EE to EE not possible . After complaining and being passed to technical guys it was done .
#24
cliosport65
It usually takes around 7 - 10 days each way so should be done within a month for sure ;)


that's very slow usually done with 24/48 hours each time u may have done it ages ago though. beware some companies want u to top up others don't on pay as you go. so if u don't want top up get one that doesn't require top up.
#25
lot of nonsense on here porting usually takes between 24/48 hours each time but check the network u port 2 on pay as you go some require u to top up first so avoid them if u don't want waste ur money there.
#26
plodging
dcx_badass
cliosport65
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D
You can't port a number on the same network ;)
Technically you can
For some reason it can't be done in not sure why hence why people have to get a donor SIM to port their number then go back ;)
It can, O2 will transfer within the network, just none of the others seem to do it.
EE did it for me .


not a chance EE did this
#27
MynameisM
cliosport65
It usually takes around 7 - 10 days each way so should be done within a month for sure ;)


that's very slow usually done with 24/48 hours each time u may have done it ages ago though. beware some companies want u to top up others don't on pay as you go. so if u don't want top up get one that doesn't require top up.


It was just a rough time scale :)
#28
MynameisM
lot of nonsense on here porting usually takes between 24/48 hours each time but check the network u port 2 on pay as you go some require u to top up first so avoid them if u don't want waste ur money there.


EE , three, O2 and Vodafone no requirement to top up not sure where you got that from.
#29
misterleoni
plodging
dcx_badass
cliosport65
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D
You can't port a number on the same network ;)
Technically you can
For some reason it can't be done in not sure why hence why people have to get a donor SIM to port their number then go back ;)
It can, O2 will transfer within the network, just none of the others seem to do it.
EE did it for me .


Are you talking about transferring the number from one *existing* account to another *existing* account? An upgrade isn't the same as a number port, which involves completely nuking one number that is tied to a contract or price plan so it is superseded by another. Last time I checked no network would port 'internally'.


You are 100℅ correct and the only one that is. I think people are getting confused (_;)
#30
cliosport65
plodging
dcx_badass
cliosport65
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D
You can't port a number on the same network ;)
Technically you can
For some reason it can't be done in not sure why hence why people have to get a donor SIM to port their number then go back ;)
It can, O2 will transfer within the network, just none of the others seem to do it.
EE did it for me .
not a chance EE did this
EE did this
#31
plodging
cliosport65
plodging
dcx_badass
cliosport65
thomcottrell
cliosport65
srp111
go into a vodaphone shop they will do it for you in an instant :D
You can't port a number on the same network ;)
Technically you can
For some reason it can't be done in not sure why hence why people have to get a donor SIM to port their number then go back ;)
It can, O2 will transfer within the network, just none of the others seem to do it.
EE did it for me .
not a chance EE did this
EE did this


Maybe maybe not but not in my experience or ofcoms experience luckily for me I just got some compensation from EE for the same reason so I'm happy :)

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