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Old 01-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Rochdale Pioneers
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Default PAC out of Vodafone and back again

Due to their consumer and business divisions not speaking to each
other, I can't upgrade to a business handset. So I'm opening up a
business account on a new number and have requested my PAC code for my
now expired consumer contract.

What I need is a PAYG card on another network to port my number into,
then back out of there onto my new Voda business contract. Can anyone
advise me which network would be best for jumping in and out of
quickly? Do any of the networks have a time limit on how quickly you
can request a PAC for a number that has just come to them?

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Old 01-06-2010, 06:36 PM
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"Rochdale Pioneers" <ianjbailey@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:3b1700f9-a9b7-47e6-9352-f64bae940b3e@k19g2000yqc.googlegroups.com...
> Due to their consumer and business divisions not speaking to each
> other, I can't upgrade to a business handset. So I'm opening up a
> business account on a new number and have requested my PAC code for my
> now expired consumer contract.
>
> What I need is a PAYG card on another network to port my number into,
> then back out of there onto my new Voda business contract. Can anyone
> advise me which network would be best for jumping in and out of
> quickly? Do any of the networks have a time limit on how quickly you
> can request a PAC for a number that has just come to them?


Virgin probably.



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Old 01-06-2010, 06:37 PM
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Rochdale Pioneers brought next idea :
> Due to their consumer and business divisions not speaking to each
> other, I can't upgrade to a business handset. So I'm opening up a
> business account on a new number and have requested my PAC code for my
> now expired consumer contract.
>
> What I need is a PAYG card on another network to port my number into,
> then back out of there onto my new Voda business contract. Can anyone
> advise me which network would be best for jumping in and out of
> quickly? Do any of the networks have a time limit on how quickly you
> can request a PAC for a number that has just come to them?


I thought on Vodafone, you can't PORT in except at time of
connection....



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Old 01-06-2010, 06:45 PM
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"Jono" <nothanks@blueyonder.invalid> wrote in message
news:mn.34997da1752f3398.88534@blueyonder.invalid. ..
> Rochdale Pioneers brought next idea :
>> Due to their consumer and business divisions not speaking to each
>> other, I can't upgrade to a business handset. So I'm opening up a
>> business account on a new number and have requested my PAC code for my
>> now expired consumer contract.
>>
>> What I need is a PAYG card on another network to port my number into,
>> then back out of there onto my new Voda business contract. Can anyone
>> advise me which network would be best for jumping in and out of
>> quickly? Do any of the networks have a time limit on how quickly you
>> can request a PAC for a number that has just come to them?

>
> I thought on Vodafone, you can't PORT in except at time of connection....


That is correct, you can't they just do not have the facility available to
them. I managed to have it done one on a large business account but it was a
nightmare involving early termination of the active account that I wanted to
port into, followed by a replacement sim card.

Paul


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Old 01-06-2010, 07:58 PM
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Paulg0 formulated the question :
> "Jono" <nothanks@blueyonder.invalid> wrote in message
> news:mn.34997da1752f3398.88534@blueyonder.invalid. ..
>> Rochdale Pioneers brought next idea :
>>> Due to their consumer and business divisions not speaking to each
>>> other, I can't upgrade to a business handset. So I'm opening up a
>>> business account on a new number and have requested my PAC code for my
>>> now expired consumer contract.
>>>
>>> What I need is a PAYG card on another network to port my number into,
>>> then back out of there onto my new Voda business contract. Can anyone
>>> advise me which network would be best for jumping in and out of
>>> quickly? Do any of the networks have a time limit on how quickly you
>>> can request a PAC for a number that has just come to them?

>>
>> I thought on Vodafone, you can't PORT in except at time of connection....

>
> That is correct, you can't they just do not have the facility available to
> them. I managed to have it done one on a large business account but it was a
> nightmare involving early termination of the active account that I wanted to
> port into, followed by a replacement sim card.
>
> Paul


So, the OP's going to end up with a new Business number which if he
tries to cancel will land him with early termination charges, together
with his original number on a PAYG.



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Old 01-06-2010, 11:00 PM
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Rochdale Pioneers wrote:
>
> What I need is a PAYG card on another network to port my number into,
> then back out of there onto my new Voda business contract. Can anyone
> advise me which network would be best for jumping in and out of
> quickly? Do any of the networks have a time limit on how quickly you
> can request a PAC for a number that has just come to them?


I just used a spare free unactivated Tesco mobile card to do this. I
had the same concerns, and left it about a week (having spent only about
a quid of call-time) before phoning for my PAC.

I gave them some flannel about changing my mind about going to PAYG and
they didn't put any obstacles in my way. Was even able to transfer the
balance of the mandatory 10 PAYG top-up to my kids' Tesco mobiles via
their 'ping-me-a-pound' service!

Not sure about the Vodafone aspect of the query, and whether it's
do-able of you've already taken out the new contract.

David


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Old 01-07-2010, 09:14 AM
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On 7 Jan, 00:00, Lobster <davidlobsterpot...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Rochdale Pioneers wrote:
>
> > What I need is a PAYG card on another network to port my number into,
> > then back out of there onto my new Voda business contract. Can anyone
> > advise me which network would be best for jumping in and out of
> > quickly? Do any of the networks have a time limit on how quickly you
> > can request a PAC for a number that has just come to them?

>
> I just used a spare free unactivated Tesco mobile card to do this. *I
> had the same concerns, and left it about a week (having spent only about
> a quid of call-time) before phoning for my PAC.
>
> I gave them some flannel about changing my mind about going to PAYG and
> they didn't put any obstacles in my way. *Was even able to transfer the
> balance of the mandatory 10 PAYG top-up to my kids' Tesco mobiles via
> their 'ping-me-a-pound' service!
>
> Not sure about the Vodafone aspect of the query, and whether it's
> do-able of you've already taken out the new contract.


I've ordered a T-Mobile PAYG Sim which comes with 5 credit on it and
plan to do similar to what you did - port out of Voda, then ask for
the PAC as quickly as they will allow it. Then use that when I order
my new phone from Voda business. Not that I can make my mind up - was
set on an HTC Tough Pro 2 but am now looking at their HD2 instead.
Bonkers that Vodafone don't offer these handsets on consumer tarriffs
- especially the HD2 which they sold for just 3 weeks before making it
business only. Its NOT a business phone - would their just signed
contract for the iPoo 3GS have anything to do with abruptly ditching
the competition?

Anyway, a bit of disruption for a week or so but its worth it to keep
my number.

Thanks
Ian

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Old 01-10-2010, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: PAC out of Vodafone and back again

Hi Ian,

I work for the Vodafone Web Relations team and have just seen your
post. First of all I apologise that you felt this process was
necessary, hopefully im not too late. I have checked this out for you
and we are able to port the number from consumer to business for you,
no strings attached and it will save you this porting saga. This means
you'd have your existing consumer number on the business account and
the consumer would close. Please e-mail webrelations@vodafone.com with
WRT 135 in the subject heading, please include the account number so
we can find the details.

All the best

Holly
Web Relations

Vodafone UK

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Old 01-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Jimbo in the bedroom ... having a nice lie down ...
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> All the best
>
> Holly
> Web Relations
>
> Vodafone UK


woo a message from God! ...cool ........



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Old 01-11-2010, 02:34 PM
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On 10 Jan, 15:52, "Jimbo in the bedroom ... having a nice lie
down ..." <jim.gm4...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > All the best

>
> > Holly
> > Web Relations

>
> > Vodafone UK

>
> woo a message from God! ...cool ........


Indeed cool! However, can she also give me the 100 Quidco cashback I
get from a new account....?

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Old 01-11-2010, 03:33 PM
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"Rochdale Pioneers" <ianjbailey@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:acf5c6e9-f785-4c89-b11c-06471e8ac7fc@e27g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
On 10 Jan, 15:52, "Jimbo in the bedroom ... having a nice lie
down ..." <jim.gm4...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> > All the best

>
>> > Holly
>> > Web Relations
>> > Vodafone UK

>>
>> woo a message from God! ...cool ........

>
>Indeed cool! However, can she also give me the 100 Quidco cashback I
>get from a new account....?
>
>

I have this conversation every time i port out from a network, their CR dept
will call me telling me they can offer me a better deal until i point out
that they can't offer me the cashback they let their dealers offer.

If only networks would allow their CR depts to offer the same sort
of phone subsidy funded cashbacks, they wouldn't have to lie.

But if they did that they would undermine their own sim only contract deals,
which shows how over charged they are
(except perhaps 3 Zero)

Steve Terry
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Get a free Three 3pay Sim with 2 bonus after 10 top up
http://freeagent.three.co.uk/stand/view/id/5276




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Old 01-11-2010, 09:12 PM
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"Rochdale Pioneers" <ianjbailey@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:acf5c6e9-f785-4c89-b11c-06471e8ac7fc@e27g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
On 10 Jan, 15:52, "Jimbo in the bedroom ... having a nice lie
down ..." <jim.gm4...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > All the best

>
> > Holly
> > Web Relations

>
> > Vodafone UK

>
> woo a message from God! ...cool ........


>Indeed cool! However, can she also give me the 100 Quidco cashback I
>get from a new account....?


well well ? .... can she.. ? ..........



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Old 01-11-2010, 10:04 PM
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On 11 Jan, 22:12, "Jimbo in the bedroom ... having a nice lie
down ..." <jim.gm4...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> "Rochdale Pioneers" <ianjbai...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:acf5c6e9-f785-4c89-b11c-06471e8ac7fc@e27g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
> On 10 Jan, 15:52, "Jimbo in the bedroom ... having a nice lie
>
> down ..." <jim.gm4...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > All the best

>
> > > Holly
> > > Web Relations

>
> > > Vodafone UK

>
> > woo a message from God! ...cool ........
> >Indeed cool! However, can she also give me the 100 Quidco cashback I
> >get from a new account....?

>
> well well ? .... can she.. ? ..........


I've asked the question. Well not quite - on the tarriff I want its
100 for the handset. Its 100 that Vodafone would pay me through
Quidco for a new contract. I have suggested that they simply give me
the handset free to save the faff. if not, off I go with the PAC to
Tmobile and back again. I will then start a long series of threads on
various fora asking why companies like Vodafone want to give cash to
new customers (or even I-only-left-days-ago customers, but won't offer
the same deal to keep existing customers.

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Old 01-14-2010, 01:50 PM
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On Jan 11, 10:12*pm, "Jimbo in the bedroom ... having a nice lie
down ..." <jim.gm4...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> "Rochdale Pioneers" <ianjbai...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:acf5c6e9-f785-4c89-b11c-06471e8ac7fc@e27g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
> On 10 Jan, 15:52, "Jimbo in the bedroom ... having a nice lie
>
> down ..." <jim.gm4...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > All the best

>
> > > Holly
> > > Web Relations

>
> > > Vodafone UK

>
> > woo a message from God! ...cool ........
> >Indeed cool! However, can she also give me the 100 Quidco cashback I
> >get from a new account....?

>
> well well ? .... can she.. ? ..........


No! All I wanted was the same deal I could get as a new customer. And
they said no. Apparently cashback offered by Vodafone is nothing to do
with Vodafone Business and despite me not wanting cash - just the FOC
handset the cashback would buy as a new customer - they wouldn't
honour their own deal.

I've defected to T-Mobile.....

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