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    Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

    This is a discussion on Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins? within the Sky Mobile forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I have received my Sky Mobile SIM but haven't activated it yet. I will be porting my existing number over ...

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      Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

      I have received my Sky Mobile SIM but haven't activated it yet. I will be porting my existing number over from Vodafone - I have a PAC code.

      I have a busy week and can't afford to be without a mobile service for any length of time. Would anyone happen to know how long it's likely to take from activation/giving PAC code to Sky before service will commence? Many thanks.


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      Re: Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

      If no problems and during a weekday Not Weekend should be about 1/2 days but being Vodafone it could be longer because they do have a reputation of being bad at everything.


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      Re: Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

      Thanks. Much appreciated.

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      Re: Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

      I've done just that (migrating from Vodafone). The SIM was activated and in use already with the new (unwanted) no. with Sky and the day after I submitted the PAC it changed to my old no. The old no. was working in a spare phone rite up until it swapped.
      I too was concerned about a lack of service that day but it was almost seamless.

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      Re: Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

      Quote Originally Posted by 146Kg View Post
      I've done just that (migrating from Vodafone). The SIM was activated and in use already with the new (unwanted) no. with Sky and the day after I submitted the PAC it changed to my old no. The old no. was working in a spare phone rite up until it swapped.
      I too was concerned about a lack of service that day but it was almost seamless.
      Thats good to hear it all went well because you do here of some horror stories.


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      Re: Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

      Good news. Thanks so much again. I'll wait until Monday and go for it then.

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      Re: Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

      Well, I have 2 phones with Vodafone, mine and the wife's, I applied for them both to be unlocked, got notification for mine and after waiting over an hour for PAC codes I have activated my Sky sim and entered the PAC code, just see how long it takes.

      But thanks to OP for the question because the length of time to change is my concern.....I've left my wife's until I get notification that her phone can be unlocked, and I get an idea on how long it's going to take for the transfer.

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      Re: Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

      I activated my SIM this afternoon and filled out the form to swap my number over using a PAC given to me by Vodafone. I had a text back to say that the number will be ported over by the end of the day tomorrow. In the meantime my Vodafone SIM will continue to work. When it doesn't, that's the time to swap it for the Sky SIM.

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      Re: Porting existing number over to Sky - how long before service begins?

      Quote Originally Posted by ianfreeman View Post
      I activated my SIM this afternoon and filled out the form to swap my number over using a PAC given to me by Vodafone. I had a text back to say that the number will be ported over by the end of the day tomorrow. In the meantime my Vodafone SIM will continue to work. When it doesn't, that's the time to swap it for the Sky SIM.
      Thanks for that I've just put my Vodafone sim back in and received the text from Sky that the transfer will be completed tomorrow by 5pm so that's good.

      EDIT Update: Well I can confirm it's seamless!! took about 18 hours for the number to move to Sky, the Vodafone displays No Service at which point I replaced it with the Sky sim.
      Last edited by geaves; 28-11-17 at 10:01 PM.

     

     

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