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# 42074 28-Sep-2009 19:05
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Hi there,

Does existing credit expire in Six (6) months if you switch from Telecom CDMA to XT?
Also, if the credit does expire, do I lose my 027 number (like Vodafone)?

I'm currently debating on whether to switch to Telecom's XT network or port my number over to Vodafone after I've used up my remaining phone credit.

Thanks :)

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  # 259212 28-Sep-2009 23:45
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From telecom website 'To keep your SIM active you need to top up at least once every six months' so yeah I'd think if you don't top up for 6 months you lose your credit and number.

Don't know how strictly the enforce it though.

With vodafone I've got an old sim I have not used for over 2 years but I tried it the other day and it can still receive calls.

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  # 259274 29-Sep-2009 09:19
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you will not lose your number. :)


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  # 259277 29-Sep-2009 09:30
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I just ported mine, the credit gets transferred, plus if you say "bought a sim" so you could swap numbers onto the old phone, for selling purposes. They also ask you if you want to transfer the $10 that comes with the XT Sim + i got the $10 registration fee for the new number :)

As the others said, you won't lose your number. It's 6 months for XT or 12 months for CDMA/Vodafone and you'll lose your credit only :)

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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