Carphone Warehouse O2 customers - how long to port your number?

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  1. Deadhead macrumors newbie

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    How long did it take to port your number to the new iPhone O2 direct service?

    Activated my iPhone yesterday and wondering if it really takes 5 business days...
     
  2. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    Bought mine on launch day, it STILL hasn't ported but I have received a couple SMS messages stating that it will take place on Monday which is the 19th. Thats 10 days but it'll will only be the 6th working day so they say (when I phoned them about it!) that it takes 5 days to get ready and then it happens the next day (working day). I told her that I thought they should chanege the wording from "UP TO 5 days" to the actual truth!
     
  3. pittster macrumors regular

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    yup same for me.
    activated at 00:08 last Friday night/Saturday morning.
    Being ported on the 19th.
     
  4. moel macrumors 6502

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    Mine ports tomorrow apparently :D

    but I got home and registered by 8pm fri evening!

    I'm assuming that you guys have already been pestered by people wondering if you want insurance. At least I assume CPW have already sold my 'as new' o2 phone number to their affiliates despite me ticking the box otherwise.. Still come tomorrow i will be off the radar!
     
  5. Deadhead thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh dear.

    I had hoped that "up to 5 business days" meant that it might take less than that...
     
  6. benfilan macrumors 6502

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    jeez louise. mine took about 30 seconds to activate and port my number across! I was so impressed!
     
  7. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    In my case I wasn't able to port at the time of activation because of a glitch in the system. I had to wait from then (last Friday night) until Monday to be able to speak to the right department.

    Should go through sometime today, 5 days later.
     
  8. Deadhead thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just to be clear: you didn't need the temporary number at all - your old number worked on your new iPhone within 30 seconds?
     
  9. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    I highly doubt he was an O2 CPW customer. My brother was with O2 and his ported straight away too.
     
  10. page3 macrumors 6502

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    Monday 19th seems a popular day - I've been quoted that for my t-mobile number transfer, that's 10 working days.
     
  11. merlinmagician macrumors member

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    I'm an O2 CPW customer and my number ports on Monday 19th.

    Bit annoying to be carrying 2 mobiles at the moment. Although provides a great contrast between crap O2 XDA and the iPhone.
     
  12. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Why bother carrying two mobiles? I've just put a divert on my old phone so that calls automatically come through to the iPhone.
     
  13. siz98 macrumors newbie

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    What about text messages though? I get more texts than calls.
     
  14. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Good point. I don't really send or receive texts so it's not relevant for me. Anyway, problem will be gone soon. :)
     
  15. emotion macrumors 68040

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    That's actually 6 working days.

    I'm not a CPW customer but was on Vodafone. My number comes across today apparently (16th Nov).

    I activated around 7:30pm on the 9th Nov, so 5 working days. I'd kinda hoped that was the maximum, not the norm.
     
  16. Deadhead thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How far ahead did your text from O2 announcing the date arrive?
     
  17. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Mine came through on 12th.

    Now my number has ported over SMS no longer works. Great, thanks O2.
     
  18. Project macrumors 68020

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    Similar to other people - bought my iPod on launch day yet it will take until the 19th for it to transfer.

    Annoying as I desperately want to skim this N-Series Nokia across Manchester Ship Canal
     
  19. gonz macrumors newbie

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    I bought mine yesterday and the number was ported today. So, uh, unlucky for you early adapters...

    Took them roughly 12-18 hours to port it. Bought at CPW in Cambridge.
     
  20. page3 macrumors 6502

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    Not for me it isn't! Pish, these people who do a 5 day week... ;)
     
  21. Deadhead thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Were you previously a CPW O2 customer?

    Bought mine last wednesday and I haven't even had a date for the port quoted. I've got days and days to wait yet, haven't I?
     
  22. wavazey macrumors member

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    bought on iday and number is transferring on the 19th
     
  23. gonz macrumors newbie

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    I was on pay as you go with o2. Maybe easier to port those numbers, who knows.
     
  24. chrisap macrumors newbie

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    Porting of Number

    Bought mine at Carphone Warehouse in The Strand on Launch evening.
    Still on temporary number.
     
  25. page3 macrumors 6502

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    Weird, I assume my number is in the throws of being transferred (I was told Monday) because when I log in to my account, I don't now see my iPhone account but my old O2 account I had last year, before transferring over to T-mobile!
     

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