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  1. #1
    NickD
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    I'm currently on Orange, and intend to upgrade to a new phone and new
    tariff. Unfortunately, OCR are not offering me as good deals as I can
    find online through retailers.

    A couple of retailers have alluded to being able to port a PAYG Orange
    number to an Orange contract - is that the case? If not, is it possible
    to take out a new contract (while keeping the old one) and swap the
    numbers over, as in days of... well, yore, I guess.

    Thanks
    Nick




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  2. #2
    $limbo
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    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract


    "NickD" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm currently on Orange, and intend to upgrade to a new phone and new
    > tariff. Unfortunately, OCR are not offering me as good deals as I can
    > find online through retailers.
    >
    > A couple of retailers have alluded to being able to port a PAYG Orange
    > number to an Orange contract - is that the case? If not, is it possible
    > to take out a new contract (while keeping the old one) and swap the
    > numbers over, as in days of... well, yore, I guess.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Nick
    >

    Port your existing number to an o2 PAYG sim (plenty about free), then port
    it from o2 to you new Orange Contract.





  3. #3
    NickD
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    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract


    $limbo wrote:
    > "NickD" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I'm currently on Orange, and intend to upgrade to a new phone and new
    > > tariff. Unfortunately, OCR are not offering me as good deals as I can
    > > find online through retailers.
    > >
    > > A couple of retailers have alluded to being able to port a PAYG Orange
    > > number to an Orange contract - is that the case? If not, is it possible
    > > to take out a new contract (while keeping the old one) and swap the
    > > numbers over, as in days of... well, yore, I guess.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Nick
    > >

    > Port your existing number to an o2 PAYG sim (plenty about free), then port
    > it from o2 to you new Orange Contract.


    Doh! Hadn't even thought of that...
    Cheers
    Nick




  4. #4
    Aaron Whiffin
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    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract


    >> Port your existing number to an o2 PAYG sim (plenty about free), then
    >> port
    >> it from o2 to you new Orange Contract.


    Everyone seems to be doing this, I wonder how long before the phone
    companies give in and let you keep your number on a different contract, or
    be nasty and put some kind of restriction on this?
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  5. #5
    Paul Harris
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    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract

    In message <[email protected]>, Aaron Whiffin
    <[email protected]> writes
    >
    >>> Port your existing number to an o2 PAYG sim (plenty about free), then
    >>> port
    >>> it from o2 to you new Orange Contract.

    >
    >Everyone seems to be doing this, I wonder how long before the phone
    >companies give in and let you keep your number on a different contract, or
    >be nasty and put some kind of restriction on this?


    It can't come soon enough because it is all a bit of a farce where in
    order to get a better deal you have to port out and then port back
    again. It can't be better for them and there are always some who port
    out and then see something better elsewhere.
    --
    Paul Harris



  6. #6
    Tariq
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    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract


    Aaron Whiffin wrote:

    > >> Port your existing number to an o2 PAYG sim (plenty about free), then
    > >> port
    > >> it from o2 to you new Orange Contract.


    > Everyone seems to be doing this, I wonder how long before the phone
    > companies give in and let you keep your number on a different contract, or
    > be nasty and put some kind of restriction on this?


    I can't see them letting you keep the number but it would seem sure as
    hell likely that they'll put a restriction on it! :|

    Tariq




  7. #7
    Tariq
    Guest

    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract


    NickD wrote:

    > I'm currently on Orange, and intend to upgrade to a new phone and new
    > tariff. Unfortunately, OCR are not offering me as good deals as I can
    > find online through retailers.


    > A couple of retailers have alluded to being able to port a PAYG Orange
    > number to an Orange contract - is that the case?


    Yes - but it has to be done at the time of connection, all the credit
    on the PAYG SIM will be wiped out and it will be disconnected and the
    number moved to the contract SIM within 24 hours.

    > If not, is it possible
    > to take out a new contract (while keeping the old one) and swap the
    > numbers over, as in days of... well, yore, I guess.


    No.

    Tariq




  8. #8
    NickD
    Guest

    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract


    > Yes - but it has to be done at the time of connection, all the credit
    > on the PAYG SIM will be wiped out and it will be disconnected and the
    > number moved to the contract SIM within 24 hours.
    >
    > > If not, is it possible
    > > to take out a new contract (while keeping the old one) and swap the
    > > numbers over, as in days of... well, yore, I guess.

    >
    > No.


    Thanks Tariq.
    So I have to cancel one contract, port the number to a PAYG sim.
    Take out a new contract, port the number and voila?
    Is the latter port done by PAC, or internally within Orange?

    Cheers
    Nick




  9. #9
    $limbo
    Guest

    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract


    "NickD" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >> Yes - but it has to be done at the time of connection, all the credit
    >> on the PAYG SIM will be wiped out and it will be disconnected and the
    >> number moved to the contract SIM within 24 hours.
    >>
    >> > If not, is it possible
    >> > to take out a new contract (while keeping the old one) and swap the
    >> > numbers over, as in days of... well, yore, I guess.

    >>
    >> No.

    >
    > Thanks Tariq.
    > So I have to cancel one contract, port the number to a PAYG sim.
    > Take out a new contract, port the number and voila?
    > Is the latter port done by PAC, or internally within Orange?
    >
    > Cheers
    > Nick
    >

    You have to request a PAC, both times and then give this to your new
    provider. Normally takes about 10days each time.





  10. #10
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract

    [email protected] declared for all the world to
    hear...
    >
    > >> Port your existing number to an o2 PAYG sim (plenty about free), then
    > >> port
    > >> it from o2 to you new Orange Contract.

    >
    > Everyone seems to be doing this, I wonder how long before the phone
    > companies give in and let you keep your number on a different contract, or
    > be nasty and put some kind of restriction on this?


    Vodafone already do. You can't port-in to Vodafone a number which has
    previously been ported out within a certain time frame.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  11. #11
    Paul Harris
    Guest

    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract

    In message <[email protected]>, Jon
    <[email protected]> writes
    >
    >Vodafone already do. You can't port-in to Vodafone a number which has
    >previously been ported out within a certain time frame.


    Which indicates quite clearly that they don't treat existing customers
    as favourably as they treat new customers. It doesn't make sense to me,
    they all seem to measure success by how many *new* customers they can
    sign which just results in many people taking a new contract with a new
    number each year. The only ones who are penalised are those who wish to
    retain their number and they then have to jump through hoops in order
    the get a reasonable deal.
    --
    Paul Harris



  12. #12
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > In message <[email protected]>, Jon
    > <[email protected]> writes
    > >
    > >Vodafone already do. You can't port-in to Vodafone a number which has
    > >previously been ported out within a certain time frame.

    >
    > Which indicates quite clearly that they don't treat existing customers
    > as favourably as they treat new customers. It doesn't make sense to me,
    > they all seem to measure success by how many *new* customers they can
    > sign which just results in many people taking a new contract with a new
    > number each year. The only ones who are penalised are those who wish to
    > retain their number and they then have to jump through hoops in order
    > the get a reasonable deal.


    Those who spend enough will get a reasonable deal.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  13. #13
    Paul Harris
    Guest

    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract

    In message <[email protected]>, Jon
    <[email protected]> writes
    >[email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    >> Which indicates quite clearly that they don't treat existing customers
    >> as favourably as they treat new customers. It doesn't make sense to me,
    >> they all seem to measure success by how many *new* customers they can
    >> sign which just results in many people taking a new contract with a new
    >> number each year. The only ones who are penalised are those who wish to
    >> retain their number and they then have to jump through hoops in order
    >> the get a reasonable deal.

    >
    >Those who spend enough will get a reasonable deal.


    New customers get whatever deal they want regardless of their spend.
    --
    Paul Harris



  14. #14
    Paul Harris
    Guest

    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract

    In message <[email protected]>, Jon
    <[email protected]> writes
    >[email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    >> Which indicates quite clearly that they don't treat existing customers
    >> as favourably as they treat new customers. It doesn't make sense to me,
    >> they all seem to measure success by how many *new* customers they can
    >> sign which just results in many people taking a new contract with a new
    >> number each year. The only ones who are penalised are those who wish to
    >> retain their number and they then have to jump through hoops in order
    >> the get a reasonable deal.

    >
    >Those who spend enough will get a reasonable deal.


    New customers get whatever deal they want regardless of their spend.
    --
    Paul Harris



  15. #15
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: How to transfer an Orange number to a new Orange contract

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > >Those who spend enough will get a reasonable deal.


    > New customers get whatever deal they want regardless of their spend.


    Don't be daft, of course they don't.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



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