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Old 19th Dec 2010, 11:59   #1
Trimbo
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Moving abroad, 02 contract help please

Hi,

I'm moving abroad (HK) in the new year and trying sort stuff out and it's mobile phone time.

I currently have an iPhone 4 on an 18 month contract with o2 (bought from an o2 retail store 6 months ago). I just spoke to o2 and they tell me I can now get the phone unlocked (done!) so I can use it with another network in HK, but obviously I'll need to continue to pay the contract here in the uk (35pm) until the end of the contract.

I have a friends who is on PAYG so my plan is to give him my current SIM and get his number transferred to mine so that at least someone is getting some benefit for my 35pm. Helpfully o2 have said that as he has an older phone (Sony Ericsson) they can reduce the monthly to 20 (300mins, unlimited txt, unlimited uk landline) for the remainder of the contract which seems fair to me.

2 problems, first by doing this I'll lose my current number and won't be able to get it back if/when I come back to the uk which is a pain. The other issue is he isn't with o2 for PAYG but Vodaphone (because of reception where he lives) so not ideal.

Any suggestions for how to solve these problems?

Thanks,

T

My other card is a TNT2
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Old 19th Dec 2010, 12:00   #2
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If you can't transfer the contract on then you have 2 options:

End the contract and pay up the rest of money - lose number.
Continue to pay monthly while not using it - keeps the number.


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Old 19th Dec 2010, 12:34   #3
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I can transfer it (or transfer my friends number to my contract which I'll keep paying) just wonder if there is a way to do it where I can somehow retain my existing number for future use and/or do it for a friend not on o2 PAYG.

T

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Old 19th Dec 2010, 16:06   #4
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No, you transfer it and the number goes with it.


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