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    Pay and Go sim cards

    Hi everyone, I recently signed up to a new EE pay monthly. I'd like to transfer my existing EE pay monthly number and therefore need a pay and go sim for another network.

    Can anyone advise if there is another option other than spending £10 to top up and activate a new sim? The credit is going to be wasted when I use the PAC code so ideally I want to get a £0 credit sim for £0. I know poundland and other shops sometimes sell sims for £1, can anyone confirm if these need topping up or if they are already active please?

    The irony is, I've got two EE pay go SIM cards, both with £10 credit, that I don't want to use, I wonder if there's anyone that would to swap... lol

    Thank you for reading, and thanks in advance for your responses

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    just buy a 3 sim no top up needed and port in and out. that's what we do. quite easy and hassle free

    Am confused, if you have a ee number why can't you phone ee and let them do it?

    Google any network followed by "payg free sim" I had two off Virgin and three of EE

    Original Poster

    Most networks will give out a free sim, but I think they also force you to top up to activate them. i.e. the free sim won't work until it has credit on it, therefore I can't PAC. Can anyone say otherwise please?

    EE won't transfer between two pay monthly numbers when they are on the same account and holder

    A asda sim works without a top up(10 minutes and 10 texts included). never needed a pac tho.
    Three data reward sim has min top up of £2 and can port in online.

    Go online to the three website and they will send you a free sim. No top up needed. This is what I have done to port my ee number out to three and then back to ee.

    I have the same issue, want to move on to an EE pay monthly SIM without changing number. Thanks for this post and​ the helpful replies, my problem is solved too
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