Switching from contract to PAYG

  m800afc 01 Dec 07
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I have an O2 phone on contract. The contract ends on Jan 10 and in order to tempt me into a new contract I have been offered an upgrade, on December 10.
My circumstances have changed and I no longer need the mobile as much as I used to.
Is it possible to switch to PAYG, but to keep my old number? I am not bothered about staying with O2 and if it means changing to another provider so be it.

  @k@n!c 02 Dec 07

yes there shouldnt be a problem doing this..i had an o2 contract which ended and they wanted me to upgrade but didnt want to but then they suggested a pay and go sim card and i could transfer my contract number over to it..took a week to get sim card and you recieve a code to quote to them to change numbers over..kind regards akanic

  Forum Editor 02 Dec 07

when she found that her contract was costing too much - there wasn't a problem, she still has the same number.

  LegoTestPilot 04 Dec 07

I'm on PAYG with o2.
As long as i top up !5 per month i get 100 anytime minutes + 1MB of downloads.
It suits me to ba able to put on what i like per month.

  ruskle 17 Mar 08

Both me and my wife have mobile phones which we only use on odd occasions. We are with Virgin PAYG but have a D/D to pay at the month end, no monthly fee and they only take out what you use. hers was 38p last month and mine was £1.12. There are no set monthly upper or lower limits. Great if you don't need the mobile as much.

Russell

  setecio 18 Mar 08

Is this ever a problem, moving from contract to PAYG and keeping your number ?

If it is a problem, is it illegal for them to say it is a problem ?

Should they legally switch you over, and if not surely go PAYG with another company and immediately switch back to original company PAYG.

  wee eddie 22 Mar 08

They offered me an upgrade, which I refused, and then noticed that I have been using the same phone for quite a considerable time.

When I told them that I was happy with my current phone they offered me a new contract which was totally free, so long as I did not exceed my allocation. Over the Allocation, the calls were the same cost as PAYG.

I asked them how they made a profit on such a Deal, the reply was that they keep me on-board should my demand grow, in the future, and meantime they make a small turn from those that ring me.

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