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    • robti
    • By robti 19th Sep 17, 7:36 PM
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    Changing from contract to payg
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    • 19th Sep 17, 7:36 PM
    Changing from contract to payg 19th Sep 17 at 7:36 PM
    Hi so my contract is up in a few weeks and I don’t think I will upgrade at the moment, so if I decide to go payg what’s the best way to keep my existing number ?

    Thanks
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 19th Sep 17, 8:02 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 8:02 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 8:02 PM
    You just request your PAC and give it to your new supplier.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 19th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
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    • #3
    • 19th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
    Are you staying with the same network? Just call them to end the contract and say you want to go on payg. I went from contract to sim only this way with no problems
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 19th Sep 17, 8:33 PM
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    • #4
    • 19th Sep 17, 8:33 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 8:33 PM
    it's an obvious point, but you'll need to give notice towards the end of your minimum. period of your intention to switch to PAYG.
    • robti
    • By robti 20th Sep 17, 9:15 AM
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    • #5
    • 20th Sep 17, 9:15 AM
    • #5
    • 20th Sep 17, 9:15 AM
    Thanks all I will be giving my 30 days notice for o2 and I think I will be changing networks, so how would I proceed?
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 20th Sep 17, 9:18 AM
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    • #6
    • 20th Sep 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 20th Sep 17, 9:18 AM
    Decide who you are going with first re network coverage .
    • robti
    • By robti 27th Sep 17, 9:17 AM
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    • #7
    • 27th Sep 17, 9:17 AM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 9:17 AM
    Thanks price wise I think at the moment it will be the three network I only use around 700 minutes a couple of hundred texts and never hit my 3gb data limit everywhere I go usually has WiFi. So how would I proceed with this ?

    Thanks
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 27th Sep 17, 9:55 AM
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    • #8
    • 27th Sep 17, 9:55 AM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 9:55 AM
    Thanks price wise I think at the moment it will be the three network I only use around 700 minutes a couple of hundred texts and never hit my 3gb data limit everywhere I go usually has WiFi. So how would I proceed with this ?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by robti
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    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 27th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    • #9
    • 27th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
    You probably don't want Payg but rather sim only where you pay £5+ month and get mins txt data
    • robti
    • By robti 27th Sep 17, 2:12 PM
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    At the moment I really don’t know what I want, the only sure thing is I’m not staying with O2 I called them up and was told if I stay as is it’s £33 a month for 3gb and unlimited calls and texts or go to one of their sim only plans which are just as bad for me at least
    • Farway
    • By Farway 27th Sep 17, 3:29 PM
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    Thanks price wise I think at the moment it will be the three network I only use around 700 minutes a couple of hundred texts and never hit my 3gb data limit everywhere I go usually has WiFi. So how would I proceed with this ?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by robti
    Just make sure you can get 3 signal before committing, try with a free SIM

    I say this because despite all the coverage web sites, the actuality can be very different. I know mine is for 3
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 27th Sep 17, 5:47 PM
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    I understand tesco has some good deals ATM.
    They use the O2 network
    • macman
    • By macman 27th Sep 17, 11:31 PM
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    'Only' 700 minutes? That is very high average usage, and even if on Three PAYG you would be paying £21 just for calls alone. A SIM only deal is going to be far more suitable. If you are happy with o2 as a network, then look at Tesco Mobile: for example, you can get 500 mins for £11, or 3000 mins for £12.50. Much cheaper than o2, and good customer service.
    Just order your SIM, get your PAC and give it to the new provider to port over-normally two working days at most.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • jay213
    • By jay213 3rd Oct 17, 10:06 PM
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    Will o2 give you a cheaper deal to stay on a sim only deal with them? as your already a customer? like a retention deal or something?

    I'm soon going to be in the same boat, and paying the same, so I'll try and pop back here to see the replies.

    By the way, I had Three before and I had no signal most of the places I went, there T&Cs at that time stated if you used it, you accepted the contract and couldn't return it, I think. So, if you try Three get a PAYG sim to check it out first.

    I had Tesco before also, cheaper than o2, but I could never get signal inside my local Tescos with it lol, with o2 though, never had a problem with signal in the same Tescos, same phone.
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 3rd Oct 17, 10:17 PM
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    Been with Tesco over 5 years, no problem.

    Get 1500 mins, 5000 texts, 4gb data = £10 p/m
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 3rd Oct 17, 10:23 PM
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    I'm with GiffGaff, they use the O2 network and have some remarkable deals. Also it's a monthly SIM only deal which means you're not tied into a contract. GiffGaff also use the O2 network so you know youre old phone will work with a GG SIM and the coverage will be the same as you have now.

    If you would like recommending to GG, I think you receive £10 welcome credit, send me a private message with your email address and I can recommend you.
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    • Patrick Stewart
    • By Patrick Stewart 4th Oct 17, 10:51 AM
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    If you use a PAC to transfer out of a contract, but that contract is expired (they just carry on billing the monthly amount) do you need to contact them to cancel? Or is just transferring the number enough to close everything with the old network?
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 4th Oct 17, 12:33 PM
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    The latter. Contracts don't "expire" either.
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