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  1. #1
    Cap'n
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    I bought an Orange PAYG SIM on eBay about 2.5 years ago ('memorable
    number' phase..). It is registered to the original owner, but I want to
    know if I can get it registered in my name if I don't have a) the
    original PIN number or b) the original owners name.

    Most times in the past when switched on (every few months) there has
    been a voicemail from an energy company asking the original owner to
    call them (but not this time! & I can't remember the name mentioned). If
    I leave it on they *might* call, but would having his name help?

    Thanks.



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  2. #2
    Jon
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    Re: Re-register Orange SIM to me?

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > I bought an Orange PAYG SIM on eBay about 2.5 years ago ('memorable
    > number' phase..). It is registered to the original owner, but I want to
    > know if I can get it registered in my name if I don't have a) the
    > original PIN number or b) the original owners name.


    No chance.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  3. #3
    Rufus Stone
    Guest

    Re: Re-register Orange SIM to me?

    On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 07:07:20 +0000, Cap'n <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I bought an Orange PAYG SIM on eBay about 2.5 years ago ('memorable
    >number' phase..). It is registered to the original owner, but I want to


    I have tried with an Orange SIM that I bought at a Computer Fair a few
    years ago. It was a legit sale of a pre-registered SIM. I don't have
    the name of the original owner or password/PIN.

    Orange will not entertain any changes to the account unless I can
    provide those pieces of info.

    You've had it I'm afraid.

    R.




  4. #4
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: Re-register Orange SIM to me?



    "Jon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [email protected] declared for all the world to
    > hear...
    > > I bought an Orange PAYG SIM on eBay about 2.5 years ago
    > > ('memorable number' phase..). It is registered to the
    > > original owner, but I want to know if I can get it
    > > registered in my name if I don't have a) the original
    > > PIN number or b) the original owners name.

    >
    > No chance.


    Indeed. Don't you have any details of the seller..? Why didn't you sort
    this out when you bought it..? Seems rather late in the day to me.

    Ivor





  5. #5
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Re-register Orange SIM to me?



    "Rufus Stone" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 07:07:20 +0000, Cap'n
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I bought an Orange PAYG SIM on eBay about 2.5 years ago
    > > ('memorable number' phase..). It is registered to the
    > > original owner, but I want to

    >
    > I have tried with an Orange SIM that I bought at a
    > Computer Fair a few years ago. It was a legit sale of a
    > pre-registered SIM. I don't have the name of the original
    > owner or password/PIN.


    Why not..? I wouldn't have bought it without those.

    > Orange will not entertain any changes to the account
    > unless I can provide those pieces of info.


    Quite right too.

    > You've had it I'm afraid.


    Indeed.

    Ivor





  6. #6
    Simon
    Guest

    Re: Re-register Orange SIM to me?


    "Rufus Stone" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 07:07:20 +0000, Cap'n <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I bought an Orange PAYG SIM on eBay about 2.5 years ago ('memorable
    > >number' phase..). It is registered to the original owner, but I want to

    >
    > I have tried with an Orange SIM that I bought at a Computer Fair a few
    > years ago. It was a legit sale of a pre-registered SIM. I don't have
    > the name of the original owner or password/PIN.
    >
    > Orange will not entertain any changes to the account unless I can
    > provide those pieces of info.
    >
    > You've had it I'm afraid.
    >

    Daft really. They should do what the DVLA does, when someone changes the V5
    withut actualy having the V5. They write to the registered keeper, informing
    "them that someone is trying to register the vehicle. This maybe a case of
    fraud, or you sold the vehicle and didn't send the V5 off blah blah. If we
    do not have a reply back in 14 days we will re-register it to the the person
    who is applying" If phone companies took the same approach, the people who
    brought sims secondhand would be able to get some joy and no one would lose
    a sim fraudantly.





  7. #7
    Rufus Stone
    Guest

    Re: Re-register Orange SIM to me?

    On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 21:06:33 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Why not..? I wouldn't have bought it without those.


    Hey Ivor lighten up! I was young and it was bought at a time when
    Orange Just Talk SIM cards were not widely available unless you got
    one from a split pack, which is what this was.

    I'm not complaining, just providing the OP with the information that
    they wanted. Quite the reverse in fact - I put an original Out Here
    pack on it several years ago and it has represented fabulous value for
    money for all that time. It's also on 'close your own off-peak'.

    If I lose or damage it, so what? I have another 4 Orange PAYG SIM
    cards, which are registered in my name, all with Out Here on them,
    which all the family use. In fact I even have one further SIM with a
    one year Text Saver on which is still giving 5 texts a day and is
    nearly two years old but don't tell Orange!

    Happy New Year.

    R.




  8. #8
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: Re-register Orange SIM to me?

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > Daft really. They should do what the DVLA does, when someone changes the V5
    > withut actualy having the V5. They write to the registered keeper, informing
    > "them that someone is trying to register the vehicle. This maybe a case of
    > fraud, or you sold the vehicle and didn't send the V5 off blah blah. If we
    > do not have a reply back in 14 days we will re-register it to the the person
    > who is applying" If phone companies took the same approach, the people who
    > brought sims secondhand would be able to get some joy and no one would lose
    > a sim fraudantly.


    This of course relies on the user of the SIM keeping their details up to
    date (which is very rare for PAYG customers in my experience).
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  9. #9
    Simon
    Guest

    Re: Re-register Orange SIM to me?


    "Jon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > > Daft really. They should do what the DVLA does, when someone changes the

    V5
    > > withut actualy having the V5. They write to the registered keeper,

    informing
    > > "them that someone is trying to register the vehicle. This maybe a case

    of
    > > fraud, or you sold the vehicle and didn't send the V5 off blah blah. If

    we
    > > do not have a reply back in 14 days we will re-register it to the the

    person
    > > who is applying" If phone companies took the same approach, the people

    who
    > > brought sims secondhand would be able to get some joy and no one would

    lose
    > > a sim fraudantly.

    >
    > This of course relies on the user of the SIM keeping their details up to
    > date (which is very rare for PAYG customers in my experience).


    Yes but if this system was in place and made known. People who didn't want
    to "lose" their sim card would keep upto date.





  10. #10
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Re-register Orange SIM to me?



    "Rufus Stone" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 21:06:33 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Why not..? I wouldn't have bought it without those.

    >
    > Hey Ivor lighten up! I was young and it was bought at a
    > time when Orange Just Talk SIM cards were not widely
    > available unless you got one from a split pack, which is
    > what this was.


    Ah, that explains it.

    > I'm not complaining, just providing the OP with the
    > information that they wanted. Quite the reverse in fact -
    > I put an original Out Here pack on it several years ago
    > and it has represented fabulous value for money for all
    > that time. It's also on 'close your own off-peak'.


    I have the original OH pack as well, it's the only reason I keep it. I
    also have that tariff, but I'm not sure what will happen if I were to
    change the option, someone said if you change it you get stuck on the
    current 24/7 tariff and can't change back again, so I'm reluctant to
    try..!

    > If I lose or damage it, so what? I have another 4 Orange
    > PAYG SIM cards, which are registered in my name, all with
    > Out Here on them, which all the family use. In fact I
    > even have one further SIM with a one year Text Saver on
    > which is still giving 5 texts a day and is nearly two
    > years old but don't tell Orange!


    Too late, they know now..!

    Oh well if you have more than one SIM with OH on that's ok, I'd be
    reluctant to lose mine..!

    > Happy New Year.


    And you.

    Ivor





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