All done, I was given 1GB, 100 minutes and 100 texts to keep me going until activation!
you might let us know when you get fully sorted,
I might give this another try in a couple of weeks time,
( I eventually found out they had my number incorrect, offered to send another sim but I had my monthly plan topped up)
1907 was the number I used, the reps there seem to know their stuff
1907 and 1747 connect to the same service. 1907 has the advantage that it can be dialed from any phone.
Got mine ported over today and after ringing got the same 100 mins, 100 texts and 1GB data to tide me over until the offer goes on my account. finding vodafone really easy and professional to deal with
When you get the data etc to tie you over, do you ring the same Northern Ireland sales team? Or can regular customer service handle this?
Answered around 4 posts back!
I received confirmation via text of the plan being activated at 1.40 today. That's just over 70 hours since I called Vodafone and 72 odd since I left Vodafone to jump to Eir and back again.
I also received 20 euro extra credit as previous posters.
Thanks again to everyone for helping out with this plan, especially msmx5's step by step post https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=107784419&postcount=1066 on how to make this as easy as possible.
Well done TorresLegend on testing the timeline and reporting back. I would have loved to try the aggressive port approach, but I needed to be reachable the week I was doing it so was cautious and avoided eir (as there were some reports that they wouldn't allow port outs without topping up and I also stayed with 3 in my case for a few days and topped up to be sure.)
It is great to get confirmation that a quick port out and more or less immediate port back in works!
I ported to Eir from Vodafone yesterday and phoned the NI folks and they sent me out a sim for the Data User Plan.
I received the Vodafone sim this morning and at around 5pm I got a text on my old sim
"To facilitate your move to Vodafone you will only be able to receive calls and text messages for a short period. Please check your voicemail now".
I inserted the new vodafone sim but my phone says the new sim hasn't been provisioned yet. I can't make calls on the old or the new sim, and it looks like nobody can make calls to me. I just tried calling my number from the landline, but I get an engaged tone.
Anyone know if this is normal or not? I didn't think I'd be unable to receive calls
It was twenty minutes before I got to swap the sims over and it just worked. Give it a while and restart your phone.
Cheers, will do
You swapped sims too early, the guide says to wait until your original sim dies and then swap
Yep Omega that was it.. I was too eager . All sorted now, and I got 200 mins texts and 200 mins calls with 2 GB data to tie me over until activation. Happy Days.
The free minutes and data are great