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There is a deadline to Porting a Number to another network if you sign a new contract?

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I purchased a new contract with Vodafone and it has now been 2 weeks. I thought I could have an old number ported from another network to Vodafone any time I wish during the length of my new contract…
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I purchased a new contract with Vodafone and it has now been 2 weeks. I thought I could have an old number ported from another network to Vodafone any time I wish during the length of my new contract. However, I just found out the porting of the old number to Vodafone must be done within 7 days of signing that new contract.

Anyone know of any way around this? I wouldn't mind even to pay a small fee if I must. I had no plan of using this new contract number, its a real inconvenience to change a number I've had for 10 years.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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The only network that won't allow a port after the contract's taken out is, I'm afraid, Voda. They will only allow ports at the point you sign on. All the other network will let you port in whenever you like.

Voda always say that the way their system works doesn't allow a change to the system once the number's logged in. It's not a matter of cost (they say) its just their servers aren't set up for it (they say). . .
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Best answer seems to be found here:
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1910511

cancel your contract within the 14 days, take out new one
or find an irregularity with the signing process and get them to issue you a new sim
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biomehanik
Best answer seems to be found here:
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1910511

cancel your contract within the 14 days, take out new one
or find an irregularity with the signing process and get them to issue you a new sim


As long as 14 days haven't passed that'll work.

The other option would be to have your sim fail, if it won't fail by itself a 9v battery and 2 bits of wire might be your friend :thumbsup:

Once they issue a new sim they should be able to port the number in at the new one will have a newly issued sim number. . .
#4
So the real cost to the provider is only the price of a new sim? Why doesn't Voda just say that and ask for a reasonable fee?
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steve1221
As long as 14 days haven't passed that'll work.

The other option would be to have your sim fail, if it won't fail by itself a 9v battery and 2 bits of wire might be your friend :thumbsup:

Once they issue a new sim they should be able to port the number in at the new one will have a newly issued sim number. . .


Because I got the contract from carphonewarehouse, I can't return it since I have already used the mobile phone that came with the contract and the sim.

Am I understanding this correct if..... let's say I 'lost' my sim card, they will reissue a new sim card to me that is going to have a different number? And then I can phone them up again and request to port in another number?
#6
A new sim will have the same number of the 'lost' one. but because it's a new sim (and sims have numbers other than the mobile one there attached to) they 'should' be able to do a port, but it might be an idea to check with a Voda shop. But I'm sure I've heard of this being done in the past. . .
#7
Would it work if you say that you are getting phones calls from people who are 'stalking' you through the phone and be able to change the number?
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Getting a replacement sim card will make no difference, they will transfer the new number back onto it - they won't port your old number across to the simcard. From what I recall Vodafone claim it's some issue with the way their billing is set up but either way I've not seen them port a number to an existing contract. If you want do ask Vodafone directly you can do so on their forum at http://forum.vodafone.co.uk

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