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can orange get rid of credit on a sim after a certain time?

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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
hi all, i bought a san fran and have saved the sim which has £10 on it for orange wednesdays which could last a while. my dad said that orange could or may cancel the credit after a certain length of time. is this true ?
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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
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banned#1
happened to my vodafone sim before so guessing so.
#2
Normally, if no chargeable calls are made within 90 days, or similar, the sim is deactivated. Which as you may gather the credit goes with it.
#3
cheers
#4
ah, that might explain my problem then.

I've always had a second phone (Motorola) on Orange that was PAYG and was only used every 6 months or so to get a 241 ticket.
Recently I upgraded to a San Fran and deactivated my regular Orange sim (on a Sony Ericsson) and transferred the number to Giffgaff.
I've just tried the old 2nd sim (from Motorola) in the Sony Ericsson phone - but get nothing but a sim error.
#5
The rule is, you must make one chargeable call/text every 180 days AND topup at least once every 3 years!
If you do that the credit/sim is safe. . .
#6
This is maybe a stupid question:

In my example, the Motorola was always on PAYG and the Sony Ericsson was always a contract. Would that make a difference even when both phones are locked to Orange?
I haven't tried the sim back in the old motorola to prove this, as its dead and charger has gone missing. (hence my decision on reusing it in my Sony)
#7
The phone isn't the factor. Its the sim that's the part that the network charge against. Its how often it's used.


Edited By: steve1221 on Jun 08, 2011 15:52: edit
#8
O2 shut my sim down and took my credit, I spoke to someone on their online messaging thingy and said it was a work phone and I needed that number, he said well nothing has happened on it for 2 years, and I said it's the recession... so they reinstated it and gave me my credit back. Now I get all my mobiles to text each other once every couple of months, Must remember to top up though.

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