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Issue getting phone number ported across

RoryH
Fledgling

Hi, wondering if anyone can help or have had a similar experience and knows how to get to the bottom of this.  I recently moved to Three Business and issued them with my PAC code from my old provider (Vodafone) for it to be ported across to my new contract. This was supposed to happen a week ago but it didn't. I contacted Three through live chat and was assured that the porting was in process, and the number would be ported across by the 10th at the very latest (yesterday). This still hasn't happened so I contacted support again and they now say that the porting didn't work and I need to ask Vodafone for a new PAC code as the old one has expired.

The problem is, I cannot get a PAC code from Vodafone as the contract has now cancelled and Vodafone say that Three have already claimed the number with the PAC code and it has already been released from their side. So they no longer own the number, and are not able to do anything.

So I have again got in touch with Three support this morning to say the above, but they are saying that the porting didn't happen on their end as the PAC code was expired when they tried to use it.

Surely they both can't be right? The number must be with one of them.  Vodafone suggested that 'Three should escalate this with the Vodafone team and that they should be aware of the backed process required from their end'.

But I don't have any confidence that the people I speak to on the live chat are knowledgeable enough to sort this out.

Any suggestions greatly received.

Many thanks

Rory

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MZone
Superstar

You need to speak to three business here.  

RoryH
Fledgling

Hi thanks for the reply. I have tried three business multiple times, and each time they end up saying its not their problem.  Do you know if I should be asking to speak to someone in a specific department?

Many thanks

MZone
Superstar

You probably need to speak with the number portablity team but I doubt you will be able to as they are probably a back of house team. You shouldn’t be getting fobbed off tho. I’m assuming the Vodafone SIM no longer works? PAC codes last for 30 days once issued so has it expired?  @KateS are you able to help? Failing this it might be worth your time raising a complaint via this page https://bit.ly/3RaqpvS 

RoryH
Fledgling

Many thanks @MZone . 

Correct the Vodafone sim no longer works, and I have spoken with them and they said that the PAC code was used by Three and on the back of this they ended the contract.  I'll try giving them another call and see if I can get anywhere

MZone
Superstar

Good luck and let us know how you get on.