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OH is using more minutes than her contract allows but I have much larger free minutes which I don't use
Is there any way of swapping the numbers over without terminating contract which have a year or so to run ?
TANSTAAFL !

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  • grumbler
    grumbler Posts: 58,629 Forumite
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    No way AFAIK.
  • Jon_01
    Jon_01 Posts: 5,872 Forumite
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    What he said. Once you port a number the acc is closed. No way around that.
  • Daz2009
    Daz2009 Posts: 1,084 Forumite
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    Can't you swap sims over ?
  • Swipe
    Swipe Posts: 5,109 Forumite
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    Daz2009 wrote: »
    Can't you swap sims over ?

    Then the OP would have all his mrs' mates calling him
  • Daz2009
    Daz2009 Posts: 1,084 Forumite
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    Swipe wrote: »
    Then the OP would have all his mrs' mates calling him

    He only has to send a text to each of his contacts informing them of his new number (hers) and for her to do the same and it's job done.
    That's what millions of people do when they get a new number anyway.
    It's his only option so far as I can see
  • grumbler
    grumbler Posts: 58,629 Forumite
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    Daz2009 wrote: »
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    That's what millions of people do when they get a new number anyway.
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    How do you know that it's *millions*?
    Normally people prefer to stick to the same number and change it in exceptional circumstances only. That's why we have porting and PACs.
  • Daz2009
    Daz2009 Posts: 1,084 Forumite
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    grumbler wrote: »
    How do you know that it's *millions*?
    Normally people prefer to stick to the same number and change it in exceptional circumstances only. That's why we have porting and PACs.

    Does it really matter ?
    I've changed my number a number of times over the years and pretty much everyone in my phone book has too at 1 time or another so I'd suggest it's a pretty common occurrence...or has been in the past.
    It's certainly not a big enough issue to prevent the op doing as I suggest unless he has a reason he hasn't told us about.
    I couldn't tell you the mobile number of anyone I know,the number isn't important,we all use the persons name don't we so once the swap is done I can't really see any issues for the op or his wife
  • grumbler
    grumbler Posts: 58,629 Forumite
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    Well, my experience is different.
    I'd hate to keep changing numbers in my contacts list and wouldn't want my friends to do this.
    Also, I have my number registered with several banks that they use for security purposes.
    Personally, I wouldn't change my number to save a few pounds over the next year.
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