Hi, I've just completed a 24 month contract with O2. I'm now moving to Australia for a year (in fact I am now in Australia). I used a couple of 30 days sim only contracts to see me through until I left, and after conversations with 202 they recommended I just switch it to pay as you go so that I can keep my number whilst I'm away without paying an expensive contract. Unfortunately 202 have given me three different accounts of how to do this. I was told initially I could just phone 202 to switch my current physical simcard to a pay as you go plan, and told I could do this whenever. I did this in teh airport as I was leaving and was then told I needed a physical new simcard to do this, but that I could get a pay as you go sim sent to my parents house and just needed the code on the simcard to transfer my number over and that I could do this from abroad as long as the new sim was in UK. I tried to do this yesterday and 202 confidently said I couldn't do this, both sim cards need to be in the UK.
I just want to keep my number without paying £150 for a contract I don't use at all. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to achieve this given I am now in Australia. Eg - can I get a PAC code and transfer my number to a new sim? Could I get a pay as you go sim from different mobile company and use a PAC code? Could I transfer my number to a pay as you go contract under a family members name in the UK?
This would have been a simple issue if people at 202 had just given me straight facts from the start!
Many Thanks in advance!
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