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    • sizeate
    • By sizeate 4th Oct 17, 11:22 AM
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    porting out of 3 & back in again...help plz
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    • 4th Oct 17, 11:22 AM
    porting out of 3 & back in again...help plz 4th Oct 17 at 11:22 AM
    I have my PAC code & intend porting my number to giffgaff PAYG, then porting back into 3 on a new contract deal.

    Does anyone know how long I have to keep with giffgaff before I can move back to 3?

    Also will 3 let me port back? Is there a time limit I have to be away from them before I can go back?

    Desperate not to lose my number.

    Thanks in advance
    Lorraine
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 4th Oct 17, 12:09 PM
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    • #2
    • 4th Oct 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 12:09 PM
    Do you really need to port out and back? I have changed to cheaper SIM only with Three recently and didn’t do anything more complex than phone their sales people and ask.
    • sizeate
    • By sizeate 4th Oct 17, 12:19 PM
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    • #3
    • 4th Oct 17, 12:19 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 12:19 PM
    I want a new contract deal.

    As an upgrade with 3 it is £10 a month more than with a reseller.

    Reseller are unable to upgrade from my old 3 contract & keep my number.

    3 wont offer me a better deal or offer of new contract rather than upgrade.
    • MurkySurfy
    • By MurkySurfy 4th Oct 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 1:11 PM
    You just have to have an activated sim which require a £10 topup minimum. There is no time limit.

    You should be able to request a PAC code immediately after activation. You have around 30 days to use the PAC code after requesting otherwise it will expire and nothing will change.

    https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Solve-your-questions/PAC-How-can-I-get-mine-to-transfer-my-number/ta-p/3489773

    You should be able to port from 3 to giffgaff and back to 3 just fine. Just make sure the number transfer is fully complete before doing another transfer again.

    https://www.three.co.uk/Support/Number_Port
    • escapee
    • By escapee 4th Oct 17, 9:53 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 9:53 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 9:53 PM
    I'm thinking of doing this also and noticed that iD Mobile have a cheap 30 day rolling contract (sim only) offer of 1gb data, 500mins and 5000 texts for £5.

    If you go through Quidco or Topcashback you will get £5 cashback so they're effectively giving you one month free mobile phone allowance. iD also use the Three (4G) network

    Shortly after porting your number to iD you can request a new PAC code from iD and within 30 days, switch back to Three as a new customer. It's a bit long winded but at least it's not costing you anything either!
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