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    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 7th Feb 18, 7:49 PM
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    Best sim to port out and back to with Vodafone
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    • 7th Feb 18, 7:49 PM
    Best sim to port out and back to with Vodafone 7th Feb 18 at 7:49 PM
    I'm currently with Vodafone at the end of a sim only contract which Vodafone won't continue and I've had no luck with retentions either.

    I'm planning to port out and straight in again to Vodafone as I can get a much better deal as a new customer, I'm wondering is there any better payg sim to port out to and back from? I've found someone else who's just done the same with an Asda sim without even waiting, I thought Asda were on Vodafone but found they're EE - I'm not sure if that makes any difference in reality for porting.

    Vodafone also claimed that I wouldn't be able to do this and would be blocked from porting back in but I assume they were just saying that to try and stop me from doing it.

    John
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    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 7th Feb 18, 10:15 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 10:15 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 10:15 PM
    Networks often give wrong information when they may lose a so-called "upgrade". Then again, Vodafone will give wrong information about just about anything.
    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 7th Feb 18, 11:39 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 11:39 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 11:39 PM
    You won't be a new customer.

    You'll be a returning customer

    They're perfectly obliged to block you porting back in again
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 8th Feb 18, 12:33 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 12:33 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 12:33 AM
    You won't be a new customer.

    You'll be a returning customer

    They're perfectly obliged to block you porting back in again
    Originally posted by Gary_Dexter
    No, I'll be a new customer as I have no existing contract with Vodafone and they said I could start a new contract with them just not the same number which is incorrect. Furthermore, I won't be going through Vodafone direct either.

    John
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 8th Feb 18, 9:33 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:33 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:33 AM
    No, I'll be a new customer as I have no existing contract with Vodafone and they said I could start a new contract with them just not the same number which is incorrect. Furthermore, I won't be going through Vodafone direct either.
    Originally posted by Johnmcl7
    What's to stop them, or any network choosing to restrict offers to customers who haven't been with them for, say 24-36 months? NB I'm not saying they do this

    If you go through a third party, the network still has the final yay or nay on acceptance
    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 8th Feb 18, 9:35 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:35 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:35 PM
    They can obviously refuse to give him another contract but I doubt they could refuse to port in a number from another network - once they've approved the connection itself.
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