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Topic # 23822 9-Jul-2008 18:32
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While I could go to the vodafone shop, answer some simple questions and pay a fortune for a simcard that isnt mine to keep and then go 10 meters across the mall to the telecom shop and hand it over when porting to them, it seems somewhat wasteful.

Is there no other way to port my prepay number over?




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  Reply # 145757 9-Jul-2008 21:40
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hi, with out the actual SIM number you are out of luck sorry. If you can find the SIM no that is attached to the mobile number you could port, i am sure if it is just a port you dont need the physical SIM card but you need to completed the porting form.





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  Reply # 145765 9-Jul-2008 21:48
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Hmm, I may still have the flap off the plastic pack they came in.

I was under the impression that they required I hand over the simcard vs just have the number... Will give it a shot on the weekend.




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Reply # 145787 9-Jul-2008 22:07
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I have ported twice from Vodafone, and in both occasions the Telecom store asked me to hand the SIM card once the porting was completed.

It seems strange, but they did.




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  Reply # 145791 9-Jul-2008 22:12
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You are probably right but if it is not a winback just a number port then you may not actually need it. CHeck with the dealer, i have looked the porting site for Telecom and it doesn't stipulate the sending of the SIM on a Port only. Since on a prepay their is not win credit i cant see why the SIM is needed.






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  Reply # 145806 9-Jul-2008 22:42

Correct.
If you are porting from Voda prepay, you will need your sim# (shouldnt have to be the actual sim) and mobile number. You DO NOT need to hand the sim in (trust me I worked in a TRS store for 18 months)
If you are porting from Voda On Account you do not need the sim at all, only the Voda acc number and of course the mobile #.
If you are porting to Telecom Postpaid and are getting a $300 winback credit, you will physically have to hand the sim over.


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  Reply # 150613 23-Jul-2008 12:27
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I went to a Telecom store to port my Vodafone number and they told me I also needed a Vodafone cell phone to give in at the same time.

That didn't seem right?

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  Reply # 150615 23-Jul-2008 12:31

Not at all, the phone is yours!

That seems a little dodgy..

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Reply # 150618 23-Jul-2008 12:46
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Xt1ncT: I went to a Telecom store to port my Vodafone number and they told me I also needed a Vodafone cell phone to give in at the same time.


No, you only need the SIM card. The mobile phone is yours.




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  Reply # 150681 23-Jul-2008 16:08
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That's what I thought.

Just as well 'cos I sold my old N95 on trademe..!!!

Luckily for me I have an old Samsung that my wife used to use which I'll get the number put onto, then come November or whenever the GSM network comes out I'll hopefully get an iPhone through Telecom - or something similar that is good for business.

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  Reply # 150682 23-Jul-2008 16:12

What is the model of samsung? as some of the older models dont support number portability

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  Reply # 150700 23-Jul-2008 17:08
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undecided: What is the model of samsung? as some of the older models dont support number portability
Really?

Bugger, I hope this one can!!! Don't really want to have to buy one.

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  Reply # 150722 23-Jul-2008 19:02
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THe process is: the sim card is only only required to confirm the number that is imprinted on it as a cross check with the mobile number, is if you know the actual sim card number and phone number you are OK. THe only time you are required to surrender the sim card is if you are going in to a telecom account and are recieving an additional credit. The porting forms telecom use do not require the sim card to be sent or surrendered unless a "Winbak" is being claimed (credit ) if the dealership is completing the paperwork correctly it will only print the porting form, were as a winback would print a porting form & a winback claim form that has an outline box that says " place sim here"

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  Reply # 150757 23-Jul-2008 20:41
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The sim card belongs to Vodafone and they can ask for it. Read their terms and conditions.

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  Reply # 150839 24-Jul-2008 09:06

n00dy: THe process is: the sim card is only only required to confirm the number that is imprinted on it as a cross check with the mobile number, is if you know the actual sim card number and phone number you are OK. THe only time you are required to surrender the sim card is if you are going in to a telecom account and are recieving an additional credit. The porting forms telecom use do not require the sim card to be sent or surrendered unless a "Winbak" is being claimed (credit ) if the dealership is completing the paperwork correctly it will only print the porting form, were as a winback would print a porting form & a winback claim form that has an outline box that says " place sim here"


Exactly right.

Sorry Xt1ncT, the samsung x609 is too old to support number portability Yell

And the sim belonging to Vodafone has got nothing to do with portability or winbacks, when trade-in sim cards are handed over for winback credits they are sent to a company in chch called upside, not Vodafone

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  Reply # 150917 24-Jul-2008 12:20
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JasonDarwin: The sim card belongs to Vodafone and they can ask for it. Read their terms and conditions.


Like to see them try. Take you to court for a SIM card??




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