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    • simax
    • By simax 27th Nov 17, 11:58 PM
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    simax
    CSS/Merlin which is the legacy Orange system, is also used for Corporate EE 4G accounts so the system as such won’t be retired, but the Orange brand will be as far as Orange personal and small business accounts go...
    I say it as it is - you may not like that but what would you prefer? A string of false platitudes that are no help whatsoever just to make you feel better? If my advice has helped, please press the Thanks button over here ----------------V. Cheers
    • Jon 01
    • By Jon 01 28th Nov 17, 10:41 AM
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    Jon 01
    CSS/Merlin which is the legacy Orange system, is also used for Corporate EE 4G accounts so the system as such won’t be retired, but the Orange brand will be as far as Orange personal and small business accounts go...
    Originally posted by simax
    I'm surprised that they'd trust CSS to keep running corporate acc's! But I guess once all the consumer acc's have been clear off it might actually work properly again or this this a short term plan until they can get corporate over to the main EE system?

    Any word on what they intend to do with all the ancient legacy acc's, OVP's and the like?
    • simax
    • By simax 28th Nov 17, 11:03 AM
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    simax
    I think it’ll be a letter advising of impending closure and to call for a PAC by a certain time (that’s my personal opinion by the way, not any suggestion that’s what will happen!)

    The CSS/Merlin system is better at handling accounts with hundreds of numbers on them... hence why it’s used for EE Corporate
    I say it as it is - you may not like that but what would you prefer? A string of false platitudes that are no help whatsoever just to make you feel better? If my advice has helped, please press the Thanks button over here ----------------V. Cheers
    • J B
    • By J B 28th Nov 17, 12:25 PM
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    J B
    They’re doing you a favour if you and your family are regular users. There are far cheaper options available these days.
    Originally posted by d123
    My phone has accounted for 50p so far this year!

    I've tried explaining to 'our kid' that there are cheaper options but it seems to fall on deaf ears!!
    • Swipe
    • By Swipe 29th Nov 17, 2:46 PM
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    Swipe
    I've just bought a new phone and had to be migrated from orange to EE to get a nano sim. Otherwise I would have never known.
    • J B
    • By J B 4th Dec 17, 9:31 PM
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    I've tried explaining to 'our kid' that there are cheaper options but it seems to fall on deaf ears!!
    Originally posted by J B
    Just spoke to 'our kid' again - he still gets a paper bill from Orange every month!
    He hasn't heard anything from them about anything changing ...... yet!
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 5th Dec 17, 10:19 AM
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    We have an old phone with an Orange SIM in it. One where you pay nothing unless you actually use it.

    Is that the OVP? Its rarely switched on so wouldnt have a clue if they sent any texts to it. Tried it a year or so back and it was still active. Still shows on my credit file.

    It was funny because we would make a 5p call and they would send bill with a 25p or 27p stamp (those were the days). So actually losing money by sending a bill.

    Will have to try it and see if it still works.
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    • J B
    • By J B 5th Dec 17, 10:33 AM
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    Is that the OVP?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    OVP stood for Orange Value Promise, whereby they promised to match any other providers tariff.

    Virgin had, what was basically a PAYG, but it was billed monthly, so many folks took out OVP Virgin Eq (Equivalent) as they could use it or not as they pleased on a 'better' network - before O + O2O(T Mob) became EE

    Not sure if anyone still has any other OVP tariff???
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 5th Dec 17, 12:11 PM
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    AndyPK
    I got a txt today saying I needed to re-register to be able to login to view the Broadband account
    • Swipe
    • By Swipe 9th Dec 17, 10:15 AM
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    Swipe
    Is it the sims that will stop working or just the 'myorange' online accounts? Their website suggests just the latter.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 9th Dec 17, 10:34 AM
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    So yesterday I could no longer log into my broadband account.

    I could either add my BB to my mobile account, or create a new account, it was fairly painless, but did need payment details so they could verify it was you.
    N.B The form does NOT require all the data to be filled it.

    When I logged in it looked exactly the same at it used to
    Last edited by AndyPK; 09-12-2017 at 11:51 AM.
    • Jon 01
    • By Jon 01 9th Dec 17, 10:46 AM
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    Jon 01
    Is it the sims that will stop working or just the 'myorange' online accounts? Their website suggests just the latter.
    Originally posted by Swipe
    It's the account page that will stop on the 29th, the sim will remain live until sometime around the middle of next year. Orange (EE) will try to contact everyone with the old accounts around then to give them the option to move to a new plan or get their PAC.
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