Is there no other way to port my prepay number over?
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.
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.
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.
undecided: What is the model of samsung? as some of the older models dont support number portabilityReally?
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"
JasonDarwin: The sim card belongs to Vodafone and they can ask for it. Read their terms and conditions.