Using PAYG sim temporarily to port number

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  1. Soni1919

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    I have a contract which is due for expiry with T-Mobile and they couldn't offer me the deal I wanted direct through retentions.

    I found a better sim only contract which is also through T-Mobile which I have ordered and intend on transfering my number to this sim.

    I'm aware I can transfer my number by using a PAC code from my existing contract to a PAYG sim on another network. Then I can obtain a PAC code from the PAYG provider to transfer to my new T-Mobile sim.

    My question is what is the best/cheapest PAYG network to use for the transfer? Im concerned the PAYG provider might make me wait for an extended period or charge a large fee for this.

    If anyone can point me to the best network for doing this it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    A PAC code is valid for 30 days so you there should not be any need to use a PAYG sim as a make-weight
     
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    I did the same thing a few years ago, to get a better deal with T-mobile, porting my number via Tesco payg, and had no issues.
    I think the pac request was automated, so no awkward conversations with CS, and using your pac automatically cancels the contract.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, will give it a go with Tesco then.
     
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    No problem.
    One thing I hadn't considered when I bought the 99p payg sim, was that to activate it you needed to top up with £10.
    Not a big deal, but it was something I hadn't thought about. I suppose it means Tesco gets something out of it, so they're even less likely to gripe about it. :)
     
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    +1 for tesco, I've never left a network that easy, I did have to speak to a cs rep but she was great, took the details, asked a reason and I had my PAC in less than 5 minutes from pressing dial
     
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    Just thought I'd update this in case anyone else was interested.

    Appreciate the replies but after speaking with someone at my local market's phone stall I opted to go with Vodafone.

    I basically bought a £1 PAYG sim and ported my number to that. Once that had gone through I called Vodafone and without having to make a top-up they provided me with a PAC code and I used that to port back to T-Mobile relatively hassle free.

    I did have to wait about 40 minutes to get through to Vodafone customer services and also told them the reason was poor reception, but it saved me a few quid!
     
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    You. You're devious. I like you.
     

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