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Topic # 39829 19-Aug-2009 23:13 Send private message

My phone is near useless right now. I'm waiting for 2degrees to port my Vodafone prepay number, and I have 11 cents credit.

I can either put my 2degrees sim card in, and I'll be uncontactable unless I spend a night telling everyone in my hefty contacts list my new details.. and then reverse the process later when I get my number ported over.. Or I can stick with Vodafone and be reachable but not have any outgoing communication..

This is the longest "8 hours" I've ever had to wait!

Whats Vodafone doing?!

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  Reply # 248858 19-Aug-2009 23:55 Send private message

It says it can take 24 or so hours....

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  Reply # 248860 19-Aug-2009 23:57 Send private message

cant you TXT IOU or something to ge emergency credit on your voda pre-pay? what happens to taht when you get ported..... i assume it just gets absorbed by vodafone as there is nowhere to send a bill...




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  Reply # 248863 20-Aug-2009 00:08 Send private message

I requested the number port on Saturday..

If I text IOU, then my sim card will be in debt and the port will not be able to be actioned.

But its okay, I think I needed a vent. I'll just bite the bullet tomorrow and finally put in the new sim card. I thought I'd ring 2degrees and find out what the story was, but I've been on hold for 1 hour 25 minutes now..

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  Reply # 248874 20-Aug-2009 05:40 Send private message

It would be a bit silly putting your new sim card in and telling everyone that this was your temporary new number then reversing it back in a day or 2 time. According to this thread

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=39814

Vodafone have had a good 5000 odd requests for number ports and have said they should have released them by tomorrow Friday. I actually did 2 number ports as I didnt think the first one worked and the 2nd time I tried it happened inside 15 minutes but after wards 2degrees came onto the thread and advised everyone not to do that. So I would say give it till tomorrow before you tell everyone your new number and then revert back to your old one.

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  Reply # 248879 20-Aug-2009 06:28 Send private message

Got a text from 2degrees saying my port should be done by Friday.

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  Reply # 249134 20-Aug-2009 17:44 Send private message

jahc: I requested the number port on Saturday..

If I text IOU, then my sim card will be in debt and the port will not be able to be actioned.


Ports work with an outstanding IOU on them just fine, have now done 2 myself and have had a relative do one as well..

IOU is the most annoying thing since I had $5.40 on the phone, wanted the 100 meg addon, but no dice - IOU only works with under $1 - better then when it was under 20c so you had to send some random off network texts to get it down enough to IOU to make a phone call...




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  Reply # 249234 20-Aug-2009 22:42 Send private message

Been waiting since Monday to have my mums number ported over. Might have to give 2 degrees a call tomorrow.



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  Reply # 249253 21-Aug-2009 00:48 Send private message

Happy days, my number is now ported. :)

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