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Free £10 credit when porting into Three PAYG

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9y, 3m agoFound 9 years, 3 months ago
What to do with your SIM once you've got it

* First, set up an account with us.
* Next, ask your current network for your Port Authorisation Code (PAC), which is like a key that unlocks your number. Getting your PAC takes two working days at most.*
* When you get it, call to tell us you want to transfer your number. Do this within 30 days of getting it, otherwise your PAC expires and you'll need to ask for another one.
* Wait as little as seven days for us to complete the transfer.
* And that's it. Welcome to 3.

Once you've joined 3, we'll credit your account with £10 to spend how you like

* When we receive your PAC, we'll transfer your number at the earliest date possible (a minimum of five working days), unless you specify a later date.
* To cancel the transfer, you must give us at least two working days' notice.
* To change the transfer date, you need to give us 48 hours' notice, and you can only change this to a later date (not earlier).
* You might not be able to make calls on the day of the transfer. If this happens, we'll restore your service by 5.30pm of that day.
* Your number can be transferred anytime between seven and 37 calendar days from the date you received your PAC. We'll give you at least seven calendar days' notice.

* Your current network provider will not give you a PAC if your number is disconnected or there are issues with your contract - for example, you have a minimum term contract.
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#1
sim only would cost £4.99. but it seems it can be done on existing account
First, set up an account with us...


if this works, it would be free £10 for any expirying number!
#2
You can buy a 3 sim from ebay for 99p with free delivery.
#3
good find
#4
i have an old 3 PAYG, just phoned them, they said that i can get £10 for porting in.
#5
Well you now need to keep ordering new o2 SIMs til you find a nice number then port it over lol.
#6
Is it true that if you port your number over to 3 then you can't make or receive video calls?
#7
Anyone know how long it is before the 3 credit expires? Was thinking of having a spare phone in the car, but if the money doesn't last long, not a good idea.

Oh and by the way it looks as if 3 give £4 on PAYG if you use Quidco. The exact words are "£4 for PAYG (per transaction, not per phone basis)!"

...later

Just tried to buy a SIM online at three:[INDENT]Where to get one

That's a piece of cake. You can buy a 3 SIM at your nearest 3 Store.

[/INDENT]Great, so how can I get my Quidco money I though? :thinking: I know, I'll ask on their live help thingy...[INDENT]Thanks for contacting us. An operator will be with you shortly.
Please note this service is for online store queries only.
[Me] Hello, can I but a 3 PAYG SIM card online?
[Operator] Hello, sure will guide you with it but can i just ask..
How much do you currently pay per month?
Under £20 = A
Over £20 = B
Please answer A or B
[Me] under £20
[Operator] well as far as you go deal, i have a link for you to check..
[Me] ok
[Operator] http://threestore.three.co.uk/payg/default.aspx
[Me] I will go look, thanks
[Operator] but we can offer you better tariffs on a contract deal..
[Operator] as you are looking to pay below £20.00, can i know..
Which do you use more of?
Texts = A
Minutes = B
Please answer A or B
[Me] minutes
[Operator] all right and..
What is most important to you in a handset?
Size = A
Camera Quality = B
User Friendly = C
Value for Money = D
Looks = E
Please answer A,B,C,D or E
[Me] I was only interested in PAYG SIM, bye

[/INDENT]Talk about pushy!!! :x So it's looked at first as if it was cheaper to go for one on ebay for 99p than pay £10 to get £4 quidco discount, but, even though the price on the link she sent me was £10, when I clicked on buy now it came up in the cart at £4.99, so if there is no delivery charge it would be the same as ebay. I am not going to ask their ****** live help again though, because they will try to sell me a phone again!

PS I found the answer to my own question... I think... the credit dosn't expire, but then I read their T&Cs for PAYG and now I am not sure if I trust 3:[INDENT]Sim only pack
3 may discontinue the 3 Pay As you Go Service either by giving you 30 days’ notice or if for any reason we are unable to provide you with access to another operator's network which we need to provide this Pay As You Go service.
[/INDENT]Voted hot, as it's something for nothing. But I will hold back before buying.
#8
i don't trust 3 as far I as can throw them!
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UKougar
Is it true that if you port your number over to 3 then you can't make or receive video calls?


I ported my Orange PAYG number over to a 3 contract about a year ago and can make and receive video calls fine (although I've never wanted to, other than for a laugh).

Also, due to Orange now being three's backup service, I quite often end up using Orange for my calls when out of 3G range. It even says "Orange" as the service provider on the phone instead of 3 when I'm in 2G.

Considering my 3 contract is costing me a fraction of what it would on Orange, I'm very happy with 3's service.
#10
I would not go on three if you payed me !!!!
#11
pavilion
I would not go on three if you payed me !!!!


Yeah, you DO make a good argument.

This should be smokin' hot, free credit is free credit, even if its just an o2 free-sim!
#12
pavilion
I would not go on three if you payed me !!!!


yes you would, you just would use the money paid to you to go towards using another network.

Personally I have a 3 phone and have only ever had 1 problem, I got an 18 month half price deal and they only gave me 6 months. Customer service was poor but only in the respect of finding the right person to talk to. once i found that person problem was sorted immediately.
#13
Tomfoolery


Also, due to Orange now being three's backup service, I quite often end up using Orange for my calls when out of 3G range. It even says "Orange" as the service provider on the phone instead of 3 when I'm in 2G.

Considering my 3 contract is costing me a fraction of what it would on Orange, I'm very happy with 3's service.


erm think you wrong there its 02 :whistling:
3 not good company c*ap customer service. cut you off all the time when you phone them about bill or phone problem and call centre abroad ...never take out phone with them again
#14
4corfe
erm think you wrong there its 02 :whistling:
3 not good company c*ap customer service. cut you off all the time when you phone them about bill or phone problem and call centre abroad ...never take out phone with them again



agree with most of that, but pretty sure it's orange!
#15
Very nice I have a 3 contract sim I want to convert to PAYG, and virgin payg sims coming out of very oriface which I can pac from :)
#16
How many times do you reckon you could do it? I have about 100 sim cards so in theory I could get £1000 credit!
#17
Good point ben, I suspect you can only pac in once on an original three number if 3 have any sense.
#18
That would make sense. Tesco also do something similar, £5 credit for transferring a number I believe. It's a fair bit of hassle but if it worked you could get a fair bit of credit for nothing.
#19
Thing is with Orange and Virgin with others I'm sure, you can call their CS, give them a dead sims unique number and it'll be activated again on their network with a new number, voila another number to pac... so those really bored and really cheap could just do that in circles...
#20
4corfe
erm think you wrong there its 02 :whistling:


It changed to Orange a good few months ago when 02 lost the contract.
#21
it does appear the £10 credit would only apply once per 3pay acount. which kind of make sense.

would be great if someone could verify.

edit:
i.e. credit only on initial port-in, no further credit for subsequent ports.
#22
I'll be trying this next week when an old 3 contract of mine goes PAYG and I pac over a number to it :)
#23
A 3 sim is only 1.99 instore.
#24
I'd like to say that when i did it from T-Mobile they made me call a expensive number, and ended up charging me £2 - Virgin sims come with £5 of credit, whereas O2 sims come with none (At least they said mine would come with some, and after topping up £10 i had exactly... £10!)
#25
hotdealseeker
it does appear the £10 credit would only apply once per 3pay acount. which kind of make sense.

would be great if someone could verify.

edit:
i.e. credit only on initial port-in, no further credit for subsequent ports.



I'm pretty sure that's how it works with both 3 and Tesco (although nothing about it in the t&c's!). Also note that on 3 the credit is only valid for 30 days, so make sure to use it quickly!
#26
Sorry to bump up a really old thread, but does anyone know if this £10 porting credit expires ?

Thanks
Daniel
#27
djblamire
Sorry to bump up a really old thread, but does anyone know if this £10 porting credit expires ?

Thanks
Daniel


It used to until about six months ago or something where the removed the expiry.
#28
ported
#29
just ported a virgin number to 3. CSA told me about £10 free which he said does not expire. Time will tell.
#30
does it still work?

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