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Switching to pay as you go while abroad

I am currently in the US and will be for the next few months. I wish to cancel my pay monthly contract and instead switch to pay as you go, keeping my old number.
Is it possible to do this from outside the UK?
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Re: Switching to pay as you go while abroad

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@SF_o_two You can't just cancel and switch. You'd have to pay off the remainder on your contract. See this guide: https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/How-to-Guides/Cancelling-Your-Contract-A-Guide/ba-p/566774

You would also need to speak to customer service, but I'm not sure you could switch to Pay & Go while you're outside the country, as you'd need a new sim.: https://www.o2.co.uk/contactus


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Re: Switching to pay as you go while abroad

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Re: Switching to pay as you go while abroad


To be clear my original contract period has completed, I think I am now on the monthly refresh system.


Can someone confirm how I can go about cancelling this from abroad?



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Re: Switching to pay as you go while abroad

Just call them and give 30 days notice. If you want to keep your number then ask them to put you on P&G. They will send a sim to your UK registered address.

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Re: Switching to pay as you go while abroad


@jonsie's advice is correct and it does not matter where you are in the world to cancel, the process is the same.

You will have to pay for a further 30 days of your contract airtime though as that is the standard notice period.

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