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    Is it possible to delay start date of new pay monthly contract (online deals)?

    Hi I'm hoping somebody can help me in setting up my new mobile phone contract (pay monthly with a new sim card and phone).

    My current contract with Orange ends 25th January 2012, but I keep seeing online deals via this site and as my contract is nearing its end date, is it possible I can go for one of them now before the deal(s) end/expire?

    i.e. can I agree today to taking out a mobile contract, but delay the start date to the end of January 2012?

    Any help MUCH appreciated!

    Thank you :-)

    The deal I would like to go for today is this one:
    dialaphone.co.uk/aw2…e=1

    SE Experia Arc S in White
    Its on T mobile (so I'll switch from Orange and get a new SIM and phone - I prefer getting a new number every few yrs (weeds out junk/spam texts/calls!)
    24 Months, 600 mins, 500 texts, ultd data for £23.03 (after £60 auto cashback)

    Only prob I think I have is that if I buy it today, my contract with T-mobile would start today so I'd be paying for Orange and T-mobile contracts (an overlap of at least a month, which can't afford!)

    Any ideas at all? I will try contacting Dial A Phone to see if they can delay the start date of the contract with T-mobile...

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    You can take it out 1 month before, they just add the 12/24 months from then,

    There's new deals all the time. Which phone are you after?

    Original Poster

    Your text here

    The £60 autocashback one! If I buy today, the contract with T-mobile will start today though won't it? I can't see option to delay contract start date to 26th January 2012 (when my old Orange one runs out...) Sorry if I'm being really dim - I've bought mobile phones online before, just never needed to take out a new contract immediately after my old one ends...

    Banned

    That's how marketing works.......

    It should be cheaper next month as deals on phones get better as the phone gets older.
    It all depends if you want to keep your number, if so you will need to cancel early and pay a fee, then get your PAC code.
    Personally I'd wait for a better deal on that phone. I've just had a Galaxy SII from Tmobile for £20 a month direct.

    Original Poster

    oddballjamie

    It should be cheaper next month as deals on phones get better as the … It should be cheaper next month as deals on phones get better as the phone gets older.It all depends if you want to keep your number, if so you will need to cancel early and pay a fee, then get your PAC code.Personally I'd wait for a better deal on that phone. I've just had a Galaxy SII from Tmobile for £20 a month direct.



    He oddballjamie - thank you for your help! I'm not bothered about keeping my number (in fact I prefer to change it every couple of years) so as far as I know I won't even need to contact Orange for my PAC code - I just wait until the contract ends and then cancel my DD with Orange. ?! You're prob right I should wait until nearer my contract end date as I know that prices will improve as time goes on...

    Another 4-6 weeks and I think I can start looking properly then! I am sure I read somewhere on this site that it was possible to order a pay monthly phone and sim online and specify when the contract is due to start...

    Thanks all for you replies!

    jo_bob

    He oddballjamie - thank you for your help! I'm not bothered about … He oddballjamie - thank you for your help! I'm not bothered about keeping my number (in fact I prefer to change it every couple of years) so as far as I know I won't even need to contact Orange for my PAC code - I just wait until the contract ends and then cancel my DD with Orange. ?! You're prob right I should wait until nearer my contract end date as I know that prices will improve as time goes on... Another 4-6 weeks and I think I can start looking properly then! I am sure I read somewhere on this site that it was possible to order a pay monthly phone and sim online and specify when the contract is due to start...Thanks all for you replies!



    You will still need to disconnect it whether you want PAC or not, 1 month notice if you are thinking of leaving Orange.
    If you cancel your DD they will not disconnect it, trust me, even if you are at the end of your contract, If you require a PAC from Orange then you need to speak to them yourself, assuming you brought this number in aswell(PAC) you will need the PAC then it will revert to original temp number which will then need disconnecting, i.e your 30 day notice
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