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Whats the best way to port out and port in again on the same network?

I'm with T-Mobile but want to get a new sim only deal rather than upgrade so I can get the Quidco on the new sim. Anyway, I need to port my number out so I can bring it in again. If I port it say to an O2 PAYG sim, can I port it out immediately? Do I need to top up before porting out? Whats the best way of doing this? Thanks.

Most Useful Answer AhmadCentral  Nov. 24, 2011 at 20:23

Really? What i've heard is that they convert your out of contract sim to a pay as you go sim/number and then port it over from there. But if they don't do that anymore then yep, porting it to one network and back is the best thing to do. And i don't think you'd have to top up with o2.

EDIT: no wait, i'm thinking of a different network. I think T-mobile don't do internal porting atm. They really should do it. Porting out and in seems the best way.

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AhmadCentral  Nov. 24, 2011 at 20:18

nope, as long as your contract is over you can port your number over to another t-mobile sim. I'd ring up CS first just to confirm though.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 24, 2011 at 20:18

nope, as long as your contract is over you can port your number over to another t-mobile sim. I'd ring up CS first just to confirm though.

Zedmeister  Nov. 24, 2011 at 20:20

nope, as long as your contract is over you can port your number over to another t-mobile sim. I'd ring up CS first just to confirm though.
I don't think you can use a PAC code within the same network and CS said they cannot transfer my number between sims.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 24, 2011 at 20:23

Really? What i've heard is that they convert your out of contract sim to a pay as you go sim/number and then port it over from there. But if they don't do that anymore then yep, porting it to one network and back is the best thing to do. And i don't think you'd have to top up with o2.

EDIT: no wait, i'm thinking of a different network. I think T-mobile don't do internal porting atm. They really should do it. Porting out and in seems the best way.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 24, 2011 at 20:34

Why not try and get the deal matched through retentions to save the hassle of porting out and in,

Zedmeister  Nov. 24, 2011 at 20:45

They'll match the deal but not the quidco!

AhmadCentral  Nov. 24, 2011 at 20:54

300 mins/300 texts/500mb internet is pretty good for £5pm. You're getting that £50 cashback over the 24 months kinda. See if you can get them to up the mins/texts but at the same price. That would seal the deal for me.

Zedmeister  Nov. 24, 2011 at 20:57

Well, if you get the 12 month £7.71 deal with £50 cashback, it works out to £3.54 per month and you are not tied in to 24 months.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 24, 2011 at 21:12

btw, i'm not seeing this £50 back on £7.71pm. I see the £10pm one. Plus as far as i'm aware the £7.71 one has always been over the phone and not online?

This could have worked on HUKD though a few weeks back when t-mo had a glitch and the contract price was free. They rang up and allowed the price to be at £7.50pm and quidco still tracked i believe.

Zedmeister  Nov. 24, 2011 at 21:48

This is the £10 sim with a £2.50 discount. It was on the web and was with £50 quidco too as I got one for my son last week.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 24, 2011 at 22:01

Try pushing for more on that £5pm deal.
Are you planning on getting a phone with that? If you're just going to keep your old phone i'd just recommend going for the £5pm as it will work out very very cheap.

Rogersgjuk2  Feb. 16, 2012 at 21:05

nope, as long as your contract is over you can port your number over to another t-mobile sim. I'd ring up CS first just to confirm though. WRONG ! You cannot port internally.

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