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Vodafone sim only to pay monthly keep number

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col81
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I am trying to switch from sim only to pay monthly. This is with vodafone. I want to pay off my sim only deal and take out a contract with a handset and keep my number. They say this cant be done. Why would this be/ is there a way around it? thank you

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  • Stuart_W
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    Your options are likely to be port out via a PAYG SIM and port in again, or simply buy the handset outright yourself which would avoid any need to "pay off" the sim-only as you stay on it. Which handset are you after? 
  • col81
    col81 Posts: 336 Forumite
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    I want a iphone 14 or 14 pro
  • flaneurs_lobster
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    I'm on a SIM-only Vodafone deal and they offer me upgrades to a new phone/plan weekly. Not sure why the same deal wouldn't be available to anyone else. How long is left on your current contract? 
  • col81
    col81 Posts: 336 Forumite
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    18 months. Its only £18 per month. I can get the iphone 14 pro with 150gb for £49 per month with vodafone seems a good deal
  • flaneurs_lobster
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    col81 said:
    I want a iphone 14 or 14 pro
    Is the problem that you are failing the credit checks to finance a £1400 phone deal rather than any technical problems to do with swapping contracts?
  • col81
    col81 Posts: 336 Forumite
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    ha ha no my credit is just fine 
  • savergrant
    savergrant Posts: 1,185 Forumite
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    What exactly are they saying they can't do?
    If you have 18 months left on your contract they may not be willing to switch you onto a new customer offer? I would guess if you were in the last month of your contract it would be different. They might be happy for you to take out a second contract, or you could port your number to another network but you would have to pay off your contract termination fees.
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