Best Network to port number from and back to EE

Found 9th Jun
Hi Folks

Im just wondering If any one has experience or advice on the best way to port my EE number elsewhere so that I can port it back to another EE contract?
A while back, i saw some posts on people who have had headache with certain networks?

Thanks in advance.

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I would recommend GiffGaff. I've never had any problems with this kind of stuff using them.

I'm not sure if it works the same but I work for o2 and in this case we'd port a contract number onto our PAYG SIM, and then back onto the desired contract.

With giffgaff you have to top up before porting your number afaik.

I've ported my number around 11 times now. it doesn't matter but you'll be getting some random network messages that can sometimes be useful.

With O2 I just bought another contract, paid out The remainder of my current contract and asked them to switch over the numbers. Happened within 24 hours of asking

I ported an EE number out to O2 PAYG but before bringing it back, you may have to top up. The process is simple, but just be aware, If you make the request Monday before 5 pm, ( I think thats the time) for example, it will be done next day, Tuesday. If you do it Friday evening, it won't be done til Monday.

three easiest and no need to top up just insist no signal and they give the PAC up easy.

I did the same thing a couple of months ago. You can get a payg sim from Tesco or direct from the website. Using Three you don't have to top up to port your number.

pigthemaster

three easiest and no need to top up just insist no signal and they give … three easiest and no need to top up just insist no signal and they give the PAC up easy.



​you don't even need to say no signal just ask for pac code and they happily give it.

Can some one tell me why you need to port number to another provider, then back again, why dont you just ask EE to keep your number on new contract.
Edited by: "Daytrader" 9th Jun

Daytrader

Can some one tell me why you need to port number to another provider, … Can some one tell me why you need to port number to another provider, then back again, why dont you just ask EE to keep your number on new contract.



​because it will be 2 different accounts with ee . And ee are not able to transfer the number across to the new account as the system doesn't allow it. hence porting the number out then back in . easy

Ah i see, thx for explaining, as i may need to do this myself soon.

Guys if I already have a contract with ee and wanted to get another contract on ee but wanted to keep my old number with the current contract to pass on to the new contract, is that possible?

Original Poster

Thanks for the info guys

Yes you can keep your number. You will need to get a PAYG sim (three are good) then port your number to three then ask them for your Pac code to port your number back to ee. Sounds fiddly but it isn't really.

I used Asda mobile for the same use a couple of months ago cheap to buy instore and no top up required
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