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Topic # 11719 7-Feb-2007 23:08
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Do telstraclear still issue 029 prepay numbers? If so, what choice of number do you get (if any)

Otherwise, can you ask for a specific 029 when going onto a plan? 


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  Reply # 60079 7-Feb-2007 23:21
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This topic was covered recently in the thread below:

It seems like you get a much better choice of number because there are so few 029 subscribers Smile

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  Reply # 60081 8-Feb-2007 01:14
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I would like to get prepaid initially since I will be getting some cards printed up for something that may not get off the ground, and yeah, I want a specific number if its doable. I was also wondering if the whole carry on with number ranges and sim card types afflicts 029 or not


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  Reply # 60083 8-Feb-2007 06:44
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TCL no longer do PrePay 029 SIM's. There were actually (so I was told) a few hundred that ever existed. I had one of them and had huge trouble with it towards the end of last year, I had failed to top the phone up for a year and so it stopped working for outgoing calls and SMS's. It took a week of calls to TCL and Vodafone to find this out as TCL have no systems in place for support of 029 Prepay connections since they no longer do them and Vodafone wouldn't help becuause it was an 029 number!

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  Reply # 60085 8-Feb-2007 07:10
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richms: Do telstraclear still issue 029 prepay numbers? If so, what choice of number do you get (if any)

Otherwise, can you ask for a specific 029 when going onto a plan?

I just got a 029 cellphone because my current 029 phone was with a company and I having changed jobs couldn't take the number with me (since the number was the same as my deskphone). I could choose just about any 029 number I wanted so long as it was 7 digits.  Got the same plan as a Vodafone plan and a Vodafone branded SE K800i.

Why get a 029 phone? 1) because hopefully the bill will be on my usual TCL bill and 2) wanted a better choice of number

Of course their provisioning services left something to be desired. After having requested the number I wanted, when the phone arrived, the number was different! To their credit a call to CS complaining about that and the number was changed on the fly.

No idea about Prepay but I suspect as others have said, they don't do prepaid.

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