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    will orange let me downgrade a plan?

    hi guys

    i have a 18month contract on orange, canary 40

    now i want to move to dolphin 35.

    will they let me?

    im willing to loose my cashback if i have to, just wondered if anyone knows if they will allow me to go 'down' a plan, rather than up as a friend of my dont think they will allow it?

    cheers :thumbsup:

    p.s, yes i will call them eventually, just thought i'd ask if anyone knows/has experince?

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    I don't see why they wouldn't though you may have to pay something if the contract is new ish and the phone you have isn't offered on the cheaper contract

    Original Poster

    well ive had the contract since oct and i have the nokia 6111, so there are newer handsets around

    There tends to be a minimum period with all networks before you can downgrade.

    I think Orange is 6months or 9months, i forget which, call 150 to find out.

    If you're on a cashback contract though you'll be invalidating all future cashbacks.

    Original Poster

    schizoboy

    There tends to be a minimum period with all networks before you can … There tends to be a minimum period with all networks before you can downgrade.I think Orange is 6months or 9months, i forget which, call 150 to find out.If you're on a cashback contract though you'll be invalidating all future cashbacks.




    just called them, yes you are right its 9 months before you can downgrade,

    yes your right about cashback but i would forfeit that to get the unlimited texts

    When did you order the phone?

    How much do you text?

    Original Poster

    i have had the phone since oct, on canary 40 i get 600 minutes 400 texts for £40 a month,

    i text loads, they usually run out at least 10 days before my monthly top up date, i have to use a seperate payg

    I ask because you can get a 2nd contract phone:

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    £50 (£4.16/month average) after quidco for 600mins/month or 1200sms/month extra bargain surely, leave it attached to your pc at home if you want and just type out your messages (i do this with my both contract phones and send silly long messages cos I type faster than I sms) using kphonetools software from SE to make up for any sms's you normally send while at home (and from work if you can) easing up the usage on your primary mobile

    Original Poster

    thank you, i'll take a look

    you could even get the 2nd mobile to auto forward to your primary mobile, not sure it can do that for text messages, it can get confusing, took a while for my f&f to realise not to reply to that mobile.

    Original Poster

    Well it gets confusing when i hve to use a payg, have to explain who i am lol, plus i pinch my sons phone and he doesnt like it very much! i have to reward him, gets expensive!

    You pay his bills and you have to reward him?
    Shrinks could make a fortune off you..... joke :-D

    Original Poster

    its a payg, i 'borrow' it when my texts run out on my contract lol

    hehe
    if you can keep on top of 2nd contracts cashback it's worth it, especially on a flext tariff.
    And slowly tell people it's your secondary phone and just to add that in as your 2nd number in their contacts

    schizoboy

    heheif you can keep on top of 2nd contracts cashback it's worth it, … heheif you can keep on top of 2nd contracts cashback it's worth it, especially on a flext tariff.And slowly tell people it's your secondary phone and just to add that in as your 2nd number in their contacts




    but what happens when she can change her plan in a few months and she is still stuck with the 2nd contract

    Keep the original contract as is to maintain cashbacks.
    Keep 2nd contract until original one is on preferred text heavy tariff with whomever, once that occurs, keep 2nd contract as spare house contract phone, give it to her son.

    I try to ensure my family doesn't use landlines anymore, 95% of calls are to mobiles when not int. calls.

    Original Poster

    schizoboy

    Keep the original contract as is to maintain cashbacks.Keep 2nd contract … Keep the original contract as is to maintain cashbacks.Keep 2nd contract until original one is on preferred text heavy tariff with whomever, once that occurs, keep 2nd contract as spare house contract phone, give it to her son.I try to ensure my family doesn't use landlines anymore, 95% of calls are to mobiles when not int. calls.




    :giggle:

    my son would sooooo love you!

    erm, why?
    kids learn responsibility somehow...

    Thats a v good deal if you don;t want more cashback hassle. 18x£15 = £270, £200 after quidco, £11/month average, ain't bad... over twice cashback flext deal though and not as flexible ofc, only 75mins...

    Original Poster

    not too worried about minutes tbh, i get 600 minutes at the mo with orange, i dont use them, i had them roll over and have over 900 to use this month lol, im def a texter!

    quidco is £100 at the mo for 3?

    mmmm...oh descisions....

    Original Poster

    i can add a 250 text bundle each month for £13 on my orange...

    but for an extra £2... i'd get 600 with 3...

    £70 quidco on VTT500/DT675 on three now.

    Original Poster

    schizoboy

    £70 quidco on VTT500/DT675 on three now.



    ahhh ok ty :thumbsup:
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