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Number Porting

Faiza Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Hello

Im currently on an o2 contract which ends in on 24th March. Ive seen a deal with Dialaphone which is also on o2 which im thinking about getting.

As im already on o2, ive heard its not possible to port my number over to a new contract. Also I emailed o2 and they advised i could port it to another network then back to o2.

When is the best time to take out my new contract and start this porting business?

Thanks as always :)

My current contract isnt with dialaphone at the mo, and o2 wont offer me a good deal on what i want.
Faiza Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
It's likely to be cheaper and it'll serve you better to take out a contract with another company, and PAC the number to that. Cheaper, because you are entitled to cancel within 7 days if you complain about signal issues and some (T-Mobile I can personally vouch for) or all will not charge you for cancelling within this period, and better, because it means you can road-test an alternative network for a few days.

In my own experience, I found 3 to be a lot faster and offer better coverage than O2 up here in Edinburgh. It's definitely worth checking out the networks on offer, especially if mobile data is an interest.
#2
Thanks for the replies. Ive had a look around on other networks and o2 seem to be giving me the best deal.

My 'upgrade' date is on the 24th feb. Am i best waiting til then to get my new contract and request my pac code. Or can i get my new contract now, and wait say 3-4 weeks before i get the pac code? And if they were to send me it, does it need to be ported there and then, or can i hold on to the code thingy for a while before i port it?
#3
Thank you :)

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