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Old Jun 23, 2009, 06:34 AM   #1
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o2, iPhone 3G S and keep your number...

I've just ordered the iPhone 3G S on the cheapest tariff, which should be delivered tomorrow. I understand that it will come with a SIM of which I activate myself via iTunes. I want to keep my phone number from T-mobile and I will get the PAC code tomorrow. When the iPhone is activated do I keep the same SIM that came with the Phone and how quick and easy was it to change the number over ? Do I just call o2 and give them my details ( when I have the code and phone ) and they will transfer the number across for me...

Will it do ay harm to get the PAC code today, before I have the iPhone, I mean I won't loose my connection as soon as I request the code will I ?

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Old Jun 23, 2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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I did exactly what you are going to do. On Friday I activated my iPhone using the supplied sim then called O2 from it giving them my PAC code from T-Mobile. They told me it would take 2 working days for the change to take place. I went into my old T-Mobile phone and diverted calls to the new O2 number then waited over the weekend. This morning I had a text saying the change would take place before 6pm today. Later my iPhone reported No Service so I rebooted it and it came to life with the my old number.
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 07:13 AM   #3
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I did exactly what you are going to do. On Friday I activated my iPhone using the supplied sim then called O2 from it giving them my PAC code from T-Mobile. They told me it would take 2 working days for the change to take place. I went into my old T-Mobile phone and diverted calls to the new O2 number then waited over the weekend. This morning I had a text saying the change would take place before 6pm today. Later my iPhone reported No Service so I rebooted it and it came to life with the my old number.
Great, can't wait to get it ! How do I divert my calls/texts I have a samsung U600...

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Old Jun 23, 2009, 07:30 AM   #4
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Great, can't wait to get it ! How do I divert my calls/texts I have a samsung U600...

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No idea. Try looking at the user guide. I was able to divert calls but not texts from within a menu on my Vario III.
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 08:09 AM   #5
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Would it matter if I got my PAC code now, even though I don't have a new phone ? It won't actually ' activate' until I ring o2 and give it to them will it ?

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Old Jun 23, 2009, 08:22 AM   #6
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I did exactly what you are going to do. On Friday I activated my iPhone using the supplied sim then called O2 from it giving them my PAC code from T-Mobile. They told me it would take 2 working days for the change to take place. I went into my old T-Mobile phone and diverted calls to the new O2 number then waited over the weekend. This morning I had a text saying the change would take place before 6pm today. Later my iPhone reported No Service so I rebooted it and it came to life with the my old number.
Same for me but with Orange, I was back on my old number at about 12 midday. Hurrah!
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 08:29 AM   #7
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Same for me but with Orange, I was back on my old number at about 12 midday. Hurrah!
Same here. Very smooth.
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 08:36 AM   #8
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So can I get the code at any time i.e a day before I get the iPhone ?
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 08:42 AM   #9
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So can I get the code at any time i.e a day before I get the iPhone ?
Yup, then you can take the PAC code into the O2 store with you, and they will fill out the neccessary form for you.

..but be prepared for your current network provider to give you the 3rd degree about how wrong you are to leave their network before the finally give it up to you!!
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 08:44 AM   #10
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Yup, then you can take the PAC code into the O2 store with you, and they will fill out the neccessary form for you.

..but be prepared for your current network provider to give you the 3rd degree about how wrong you are to leave their network before the finally give it up to you!!
I'm ordering online, do I just call o2 up to give them my PAC code. ( can this speed the process up at all ? )
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 08:57 AM   #11
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I'm ordering online, do I just call o2 up to give them my PAC code. ( can this speed the process up at all ? )
Just call up and tell the rep you want to switch your number and they'll ask for your iPhone's current number and your PAC code.

Don't do this BEFORE you get the phone though, do it when you have the phone.

I got my PAC code from Orange the day after the 3G S was announced. Gave it to O2 as soon as I had my iPhone in hand.
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 09:00 AM   #12
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Just call up and tell the rep you want to switch your number and they'll ask for your iPhone's current number and your PAC code.

Don't do this BEFORE you get the phone though, do it when you have the phone.

I got my PAC code from Orange the day after the 3G S was announced. Gave it to O2 as soon as I had my iPhone in hand.
oh, I already have my PAC number from the network I'm leaving, and just ordered the iPhone
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 09:23 AM   #13
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oh, I already have my PAC number from the network I'm leaving, and just ordered the iPhone
Thats great. Don't call them up til the iPhone is in your hands though.
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