BananaMannn

Contract ending on the 5th March

Hi, well basically my issue is that I want get the HTC One which is released on the 15th March but unfortunately my contracts runs out on the 5th of March and I have already asked for my PAC. I don't know what to do. Should I transfer my number to a PAYG sim or 1 month sim only and if so how fast can I ask my new provider for my PAC again.

Thank you.

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:14

Your PAC is valid for 30 days from the time it was given to you. You are not obligated to use PAC - you can let it expire. After PAC expires you can ask for new one.

A thing to note is that you get locked into additional 30 days contract after your PAC expires.

Example:
March 5th - contract expiration, you ask for PAC on Feb. 15. You will pay for your contract until March 15th (this is when your contract actually expires). It doesn't matter when you use your PAC, provider is allowed to bill you full cycle until March 15th.
If you do not use PAC code until March 15h and it expires, you are automatically locked into another 30 days from the time you ask for new PAC.

None of the above applies if you are staying with same carrier/provider. If this is the case wait until phone becomes available and don't do anything.

This is worst case scenario. It's possible you will not be billed from the day you use your PAC.

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CTPAHHIK  Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:14

Your PAC is valid for 30 days from the time it was given to you. You are not obligated to use PAC - you can let it expire. After PAC expires you can ask for new one.

A thing to note is that you get locked into additional 30 days contract after your PAC expires.

Example:
March 5th - contract expiration, you ask for PAC on Feb. 15. You will pay for your contract until March 15th (this is when your contract actually expires). It doesn't matter when you use your PAC, provider is allowed to bill you full cycle until March 15th.
If you do not use PAC code until March 15h and it expires, you are automatically locked into another 30 days from the time you ask for new PAC.

None of the above applies if you are staying with same carrier/provider. If this is the case wait until phone becomes available and don't do anything.

This is worst case scenario. It's possible you will not be billed from the day you use your PAC.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:19

Is it really sensible to be buying an HTC One before you've even seen the S4?

Pondlife  Feb. 22, 2013 at 14:47

Is it really sensible to buy the One before you've seen it?

BananaMannn  Feb. 22, 2013 at 14:58

@ CTPAHHIK
Thank you much appreciated.

@matt101101
I have never liked the design of Samsung phones, the plastic puts me off. I was thinking of getting the Sony XZ but the slower processor and the colours of the screen seem to be washed out.

@Pondlife
To me its probably one of the best designed Android phones out there. Currently the only other phone I am considering is the Sony XZ. I am not going to preorder the One just yet, going to wait for a couple of reviews about the battery life.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2013 at 15:15

We've not seen the design of the S4, the S2 and the S3 are barely related at all in design terms, what's to say that you won't like the design of the S4?

Samsung don't make all their phones out of plastic (side-note, if you're putting a case on it, which I'd advise, does a plastic back really matter?) their Bada devices were all made of aluminium, IIRC, there's always a chance the S4 might be as well.

Pondlife  Feb. 22, 2013 at 15:25

Or could be glass ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2013 at 15:32

Or could be glass ;)
Eugh, lets start making phones out of Cheese, it makes about as much sense.

Pondlife  Feb. 22, 2013 at 16:02

That comparison makes as much sense as comparing HTC to Englands football team.

Although on plus side does make me think of the cheese song from Monty Python

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