- Swapping mobile providers – 2 SIMs now with the same number
I recently got the letter from 3 confirming the end of the Oneplan. I decided to jump ship to EE who had a great offer on which worked out cheaper the 3 Retention’s best offer. Anyway, I got the PAC code and it was processed yesterday.
I now have two active SIMs, both with the same number for outgoing calls, but incoming calls and texts still going to the old 3 SIM (currently in my old phone). Has anyone else had this issue before? Did it just resolve itself?
Also, once you activate a PAC code does that not cancel the contract, or at least start the notice period? I said I wanted to cancel when ringing for the PAC (I was on a 12 month SIMO which expired a year ago). Not sure I trust 3 not to keep charging, especially as I’m still using the SIM.
When I swapped from Orange to 3 it was pretty painless last time and the number transfer took about an hour.
EE have also cocked up the monthly tarrif amount, but hopefully that’s now resolved
#firstworldproblemsPosted 3 years ago
Why are you still using the 3 sim?
I just put it in my old phone whilst the number was swapping over – I expected that SIM would stop working. I’m still using it because all incoming calls and texts are still going to it (I can ring/text out on both phones with the same number).Posted 3 years ago
If I turn the ‘3’ phone off calls just go to voicemail.CougarSubscriber
Also, once you activate a PAC code does that not cancel the contrac
My understanding is that requesting a PAC does nothing whatsoever; the act of giving it to another provider is what triggers the migration / closure of the old account. Ie, your new provider does it. Get on to them.
If you were to request a PAC and not use it, your old account should continue uninterrupted.Posted 3 years ago
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