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Porting mobile phone number

neomayemer Avatar
6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
I am thinking of taking out a new contract having just been on a rolling 30 day contract for a while now. I would like to keep my number. However, I am under the impression that you cant port your number to the same network and I would ideally like to stay on T-mobile. Is this true, if so, does anyone know any workarounds?

Thanks
neomayemer Avatar
6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Get a free payg sim from another network, port to that. Start a new contract. Get pac for payg, move old number from payg to new contract, job done.
This works. it's done all the time. . .
#2
Thanks, thought it might have to be although seems crazy you cant port directly.

When you take out the new contract, do providers have a cut off period for porting a new number in?
#3
What you're doing is called a 'back door upgrade' (getting a new customer deal while being an existing customer) and no network will allow it.

The only network with a limit is Voda, you have to give them the pac at the point you sign up. All other networks allow you to port in at any time in the contract.
#4
Thats great thanks
#5
could you not ring the sales team for the network providor you are on? surely they would change you from the 30 day rolling contract to a new 18 month / 24 month contract obviously supplying a handset etc too?!

just my input :-)

johnny
#6
If the op wants a standard upgrade then the the network will indeed move his number from a sim only to any other contract.
I was assuming that he wanted to go via Quidco or that he could get a better deal through one of the online dealers . . .
#7
Steve was right, yes I was looking at one of the cashback/claim contracts although if the retentions offer that would be good to.
#8
I was on a 30 day simplicity contract with O2, and changed to a 12 month one to get the cashback. O2 didn't have a problem with it - ported my old number to the new sim. But that was O2 - maybe T mobile have different rules?

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