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  • Swapping a mobile phone from contract with bells and whistles.
  • Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    Right its probably me being thick, I want to change my wife’s out of contract phone to calls/txt only.
    She hardly uses it at all due to her MS making it awkward.
    I have her account on screen EE and I’m jiggered if I can see a way to change it, lots of ways to upgrade.

    Premier Icon just5minutes
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    just phone them and ask to go sim only. Or you can ask to go on their Pay as You Go tariff which is £12 a month for unlimited calls and texts.

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    I was trying to avoid her speaking to them as her speech is quite slurred at the moment (its OK if you are used to it)
    I suspect she will get a Mumbai call center and she will get confused.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    All she need do is give the call centre person her permission to speak to you and then you can do it. Alternatively you may be able to do it online. I know I can with o2.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    If you want to do it online, rather than modify her existing account (like you say they tend to want to upgrade rather than down grade) just open a new account.

    If you’re happy with the existing handset just get a sim-only deal with whoever you want, including EE and close the existing one. Even if you stayed with EE they’d probably send you a new sim anyway if you were to go SIM only.

    Its a while since I’ve looked but EEs most basic Sim contract would give you varying amounts of calls /texts depending on whether you sign up for a long contract or a rolling month to month one (they give more if you sign up for longer they give more generous allowances for the longer contract). I’m on the month to month one and never use up any allowances though

    Premier Icon crankboy
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    All she needs to do is give her consent for you to talk on her behalf.
    Personally I’d end the contract and get a giffgaff sim . I use my phone a lot for texts a bit for calls and manage on £5 per month.

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    OK thanks for the tips, she has an old S2 at the moment but my S4 is up soon so I will probably hand that on to her.
    Would need a new sim anyway as IIRC the S4 is a mini sim thing

    Premier Icon cchris2lou
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    or just pretend to be her on the phone . my account is in my wife name and they dont seem to care if Louise has a very masculine voice .

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