Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
1492 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 374553 30-Aug-2010 22:04
Send private message

My order got confirmed today, 4 days (including the weekend). They must be busy.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 374563 30-Aug-2010 22:16
Send private message

mule: anyone know the easiest way to port my number accross to vodafone? my iphone ordered online just arrived!!! - cant seem to find an online solution?


Port to prepay or postpay?

John

201 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 374575 30-Aug-2010 22:33
Send private message

johnr:
mule: anyone know the easiest way to port my number accross to vodafone? my iphone ordered online just arrived!!! - cant seem to find an online solution?


Port to prepay or postpay?

John


for the benefit of those who have or are about to purchase Iphone and want to port a number, here is the message I just sent John.

thanks John, had a bit of a run around (mostly from a digital mobile shop), but the CSRs have been helpful in trying to get it sorted, as was Tim from First mobile hastings.

I have a 027 number on 2degrees which I want to bring across.  I purchased iphone online on iphone 40 plan with new 021 number.

Some issues apparently with porting 2degress prepay??

What the CSR has come up with is that I have gone into first mobile, signed upto simple 60 plan and ported my 027 number to that sim, ring up tomorrow and ask for number swap between the iphone sim and simple 60 sim (then I have the right number on the iphone).  Then ask for simple 60 sim to be disconnected.  The CSR agreed to credit me the $40 cost for the min 1 month on the simple 60 plan.

Sounds like a long way to get things done, but at least I should get the desired result.

The CSR and First mobile staff have been very helpful in trying to get this sorted.

In hindsight I should have done this at the time of signing up, but since I purchased online I did not want to be without a phone if there was a delay.

12 posts

Geek


  Reply # 375278 1-Sep-2010 13:07
Send private message

My iphone 4 turned up at work today (ordered Friday), looking forward to getting home and connecting it to itunes. (my 1st iphone)

I had no idea stock was limited, I was thinking about a birthday present, saw the vodafone naked broadband deal, then the $75 credit online deal, did the numbers, a quick phonecall to my wife, decided the ipad needed a friend, and an iphone 4 was ordered ......

Anyone have any experience using the iphone with a skype auckland phone number? I'm planning to sign up as soon as I switch my broadband accross and ditch having a standard phone.




66 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 375295 1-Sep-2010 13:46
Send private message

mule:
johnr:
mule: anyone know the easiest way to port my number accross to vodafone? my iphone ordered online just arrived!!! - cant seem to find an online solution?


Port to prepay or postpay?

John


for the benefit of those who have or are about to purchase Iphone and want to port a number, here is the message I just sent John.

thanks John, had a bit of a run around (mostly from a digital mobile shop), but the CSRs have been helpful in trying to get it sorted, as was Tim from First mobile hastings.

I have a 027 number on 2degrees which I want to bring across.  I purchased iphone online on iphone 40 plan with new 021 number.

Some issues apparently with porting 2degress prepay??

What the CSR has come up with is that I have gone into first mobile, signed upto simple 60 plan and ported my 027 number to that sim, ring up tomorrow and ask for number swap between the iphone sim and simple 60 sim (then I have the right number on the iphone).  Then ask for simple 60 sim to be disconnected.  The CSR agreed to credit me the $40 cost for the min 1 month on the simple 60 plan.

Sounds like a long way to get things done, but at least I should get the desired result.

The CSR and First mobile staff have been very helpful in trying to get this sorted.

In hindsight I should have done this at the time of signing up, but since I purchased online I did not want to be without a phone if there was a delay.


Hey - did this solution end up being successful? I have been told swpaing an XT 027 number is not possible.

201 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 375298 1-Sep-2010 13:49
Send private message

not yet, still waiting to get the number ported to the temp sim first.

I also got another message from Johnr who said it could def be done and all he needed as 021 number, 027 number and 027 sim #.

I will update when it works!

201 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 375417 1-Sep-2010 18:27
Send private message

John,  I tried to send you a PM, but its you prefer not to receive private messages, so here goes

I might need your help to get this sorted.

It has taken 2 days but I finally have my 027 number ported from 2 degreed to a voda simple 60 plan. 

So I rung up 777 to get a number transfer between my Iphone 40 021 number and the 027 number, all was going sweet until the CSR comes back and says we cant do it becuase the 027 is a data number.  She says nothing she can do and I should go back to the store to see what they can do.  If definitely was not a data number before and when I go off the phone I tried the 027 number and it still works on my old iphone for voice calls.  It must have been something the store did when setting up new account/port.


Let me know what I should do, I just want to swap the numbers between 2 vodafone acounts (ie get the  027 number on my iphone )

Thanks

Mat Arcus

201 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 375436 1-Sep-2010 19:20
Send private message

after doing some searching as to why John had a wierd note at the bottom of his profile sig, I now realise why he is not accepting PM's,.....appears some people need to be a bit more respectful of someone who is helping out on a non offical forum.....thanks guys, geekzone was a good place to get in contact with people who can and a willing to help sort things out.....thats gonig to be a bit harder now.......guess I had better go off to the vodafone forum to see if I can get some help

66 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 375490 1-Sep-2010 20:56
Send private message

Run-down of my quest to get my XT 027 number to replace the new connection 021 iPhone 40 plan number. 

 - Went into Vodafone to see if I could port my 027 across but was told it wasn't possible - they had had other people ask before and were sure it couldn't be done. Hmm ok - was sure I had read something on here about someone trying a different way to do it - go to see what it was. 

 - Rang up 777 and asked if it was possible to port my number across and just replace my 021 number. Was told by a not-so-good CSR no - not possible. When I started enquiring whether your route (new connection, number transfer) would be possible, he kept saying you can't port an 027 number onto a new connection. Sigh - decided to head down to Vodafone store again to see what they thought. 

 - Asked in store but they weren't sure if the number transfer was possible. They called up someone to double check who confirmed a number swap would not be possible - they didn't mention anything about it being because it was a data number - but said 027's were a no go.

 - I then asked if I could cancel my current plan and immediately sign-up to a new one, this time porting my 027 and having the ETC refunded. They weren't able to confirm whether I would be able to have the ETC refunded in store, and would need to call 777 to check.

 - Called 777 again, who after explaining what I wanted to do (cancel then re-sign), said yes that should be ok - as I got it off the Online Store I would need to do it through them. 

 - Got transferred through to the online store and a really helpful CSR. Asked if I could cancel/resign/port and have the ETC refunded. Was told I didn't need to do that - it WAS possible to just port my 027 across - no need to cancel, re-sign, do number transfers etc!  

 - Gave her my XT number and sim number and she would organise the port - should go through in a couple of hours - she would send a text to let me know exactly when. Turned both phones off and on after it was due to be done and bingo - XT sim now dead and 027 on the iPhone 4 =D. 


201 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 375497 1-Sep-2010 21:07
Send private message

Sparky221: Run-down of my quest to get my XT 027 number to replace the new connection 021 iPhone 40 plan number. 

 - Went into Vodafone to see if I could port my 027 across but was told it wasn't possible - they had had other people ask before and were sure it couldn't be done. Hmm ok - was sure I had read something on here about someone trying a different way to do it - go to see what it was. 

 - Rang up 777 and asked if it was possible to port my number across and just replace my 021 number. Was told by a not-so-good CSR no - not possible. When I started enquiring whether your route (new connection, number transfer) would be possible, he kept saying you can't port an 027 number onto a new connection. Sigh - decided to head down to Vodafone store again to see what they thought. 

 - Asked in store but they weren't sure if the number transfer was possible. They called up someone to double check who confirmed a number swap would not be possible - they didn't mention anything about it being because it was a data number - but said 027's were a no go.

 - I then asked if I could cancel my current plan and immediately sign-up to a new one, this time porting my 027 and having the ETC refunded. They weren't able to confirm whether I would be able to have the ETC refunded in store, and would need to call 777 to check.

 - Called 777 again, who after explaining what I wanted to do (cancel then re-sign), said yes that should be ok - as I got it off the Online Store I would need to do it through them. 

 - Got transferred through to the online store and a really helpful CSR. Asked if I could cancel/resign/port and have the ETC refunded. Was told I didn't need to do that - it WAS possible to just port my 027 across - no need to cancel, re-sign, do number transfers etc!  

 - Gave her my XT number and sim number and she would organise the port - should go through in a couple of hours - she would send a text to let me know exactly when. Turned both phones off and on after it was due to be done and bingo - XT sim now dead and 027 on the iPhone 4 =D. 



Great work, managed to track down the right person over at the vodafone forums, getting mine sorted in the morning. It is a heck of a lot of effort to get something which seems so simple done.

201 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 375600 2-Sep-2010 09:39
Send private message

number port in finally sorted, was pretty easy once I spoke to the right person, thanks to JohnR from vodfone - some great service!!!

202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 377270 6-Sep-2010 20:56
Send private message

Is anyone able to tell me if the Vodafone online store is receiving weekly shipments? It seems like it might be the easiest way to get a new iPhone 4. Cheers.

72 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 377284 6-Sep-2010 21:42
Send private message

Honestly,
I reckon the fastest way to get an iPhone 4 is through Magnum Mac. You're able to 'hold' one. The waiting list ain't that long and last I heard, they had a shipment of 100 come through to their Newmarket store on Friday.

Good luck guys!
 

202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 377286 6-Sep-2010 21:47
Send private message

I don't think MagnumMac are selling them in Wellington.

243 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 377290 6-Sep-2010 21:58
Send private message

tungsten: My iphone 4?turned up at work today (ordered Friday), looking forward to getting home and connecting it to itunes. (my 1st iphone)

I had no idea stock was limited, I was thinking about a birthday present,?saw the vodafone naked broadband deal, then the $75 credit online deal, did the numbers, a quick phonecall to?my wife,?decided the ipad needed a friend, and?an iphone 4 was ordered ......

Anyone have any experience using the iphone with a skype auckland phone number? I'm planning to sign up as soon as I switch my broadband accross and ditch having a standard phone.





Tungsten, I have used skype a few times to local landlines in Auckland. Clear and no drops as good as my laptop even. This is on wifi mind I have not tried on mobile data.

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.