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Topic # 9947 26-Oct-2006 07:45
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Is it possible to buy a new Telecom mobile "without a number" and move your existing number to it at a later date?

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Reply # 49733 26-Oct-2006 07:49
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Yes and make sure no money outstanding on ESN if purchased second hand

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  Reply # 49736 26-Oct-2006 08:43
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You can buy a new or secondhand phone, either on prepay or disconnected.

A prepay can easily be disconnected, and your number transferred to it, anytime.

Dont ever buy someones contract phone unless it is fully disconnected, and you have given the ESN to TNZ and asked "is this phone 'free on the network?' ".

If you buy new, just get a prepaid - if you ask for a dis/un-connected phone, you will confuse some staff. Unconnected phones are not cheaper to buy - the profit for the dealer comes later from Telecom after the sale is made.









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  Reply # 49737 26-Oct-2006 08:48
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If the staff don't know what I'm talking about then they deserve to be confused....

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  Reply # 49753 26-Oct-2006 11:07
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come summer, i always have a disconnected but good working phone and charger in my glove box, so that if my mobe gets wet/stolen/crushed/pranked, i can simply get ESN changed onto it.

Its also helpful once every few months to go and get your contacts transferred or printed out, although I just syn mine to my Apache, which has 9 quizillion backups floating around...







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