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kirjava

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#27783 6-Nov-2008 17:08
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Evening folks,

Here is what I am trying to achieve: I have a 9 digit 021 number which is currently hooked up to a mobile broadband connection. I wish to transfer this number to prepay as the casual data plan offers better value for money than the plan I am on, Yes I could just cancel the plan and buy a prepay SIM but I wish to keep the number.

I just visted a vodafone dealer this afternoon and I was told that "you cannot transfer mobile broadband to prepay". I insisted that it was no different to any other connection but the saleperson would not have a bar of it.

So my question is: is it possible to achieve what I want (transfer my number from a mobile broadband plan to prepaid) or do I need to look down other routes, such as changing my plan to a calling plan before switching to prepay, or porting the number to telecom?

Thanks

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  #176333 6-Nov-2008 17:16
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There is no such thing as mobile broadband plans on Prepay. There is only the Casual data plan on Prepay ($1 for 10MB per day)

You're going to have to drop mobile broadband to keep the number for porting. Then have another SIM with mobile broadband (if you require it).




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  #176337 6-Nov-2008 17:29
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I realise that, the whole reason I am switching is to get casual data.

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  #176338 6-Nov-2008 17:31
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kirjava: I realise that, the whole reason I am switching is to get casual data.

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If you just want Casual data, you can just drop mobile broadband. You can still keep On Account, there is also Casual data on On Account as well.




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  #176341 6-Nov-2008 17:32
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Going from postpay to prepay is not porting but the answer to your query is yes you can as long as there is no contract term on your broadband connection. Its still processed the same way as a voice plan.

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  #176343 6-Nov-2008 17:33
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I went into a store to see about closing the 1 gig plan I have on the N95 I am giving back next week, it has a nice number so I wanted to keep it and they gave me the same story about not being able to change it to prepay because its a data number.

I will just port to telecom when I get paid next and can get another budgo nokia.




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  #176345 6-Nov-2008 17:36
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johnr: Going from postpay to prepay is not porting

Whoops - got caught up on that.




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  #176346 6-Nov-2008 17:36
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Please pm me the stores advising this information.



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  #176756 8-Nov-2008 00:36
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johnr: Please pm me the stores advising this information.


It was the one at the st lukes mall.

I may have confused them tho since I said it was a data plan. When I called 777 and asked they said the store would be able to do it so will try again when I have mum with me since its in her name.




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  #176776 8-Nov-2008 06:47
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richms:
johnr: Please pm me the stores advising this information.


It was the one at the st lukes mall.

I may have confused them tho since I said it was a data plan. When I called 777 and asked they said the store would be able to do it so will try again when I have mum with me since its in her name.


Yes just say I want to move XXXXXXXXX number to prepay

John

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  #176800 8-Nov-2008 10:53
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Someone mentioned to me it is possible to get the prepay conversions done over the phone - is this actually possible?

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  #176827 8-Nov-2008 13:38
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kirjava: Someone mentioned to me it is possible to get the prepay conversions done over the phone - is this actually possible?
dont hold me to this will check monday but as i understand yes.

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