Background - I'm currently with Three, and wish to run my contract for another 8 weeks until end of contract keeping my existing number with Three. I had delivered today an O2 pay monthly sim, as I wanted to take up a good 12 month SIMO deal I saw before it ended.
I note from other responses on this forum there shouldn't be any issue with porting my Three number onto an eSim, but in the O2 store where I collected an eSim pack today, they said that I have to port my number onto the physical SIM, then sim swap to the eSim or the port won't work.
My original plan was to initiate the sim swap now, physical to eSim, make use of the data and keep the temporary number for 8 weeks, then port my Three number to the eSim. Were the O2 store correct and this won't work?
I'm not aware of any issues porting to an eSim.
Many people have done so in the past.
Load of crock from the Shop im afraid to say, you can port onto an eSim...
Thanks very much - I suspected the store were misinformed about the matter but as eSims are still not the standard feel better with the confidence of some wiser replies on here!
Define "wiser" 🙄
Just an update on this - I set my port for today from Three > O2.
When I took out the O2 contract I was sent a physical sim, which I then moved onto an eSim which I got from an O2 store a few weeks ago. I have happily been using the temporary number via the eSim for data in the interim and the physical Three sim for calls.
Anyway, on here all replies indicated there would be no issue porting onto the O2 eSim. When I booked the port, I made sure to mention to the adviser I was using an eSim. I lost service on O2 eSim and Three sim at 10am this morning. Just phoned CS who advised that they have no record of me ever using an eSim and my number has been ported across onto the physical sim they sent me in the post (thankfully I still have it).
Upshot is, the port onto that physical sim hasn't worked either, so now I have no service on the physical or the eSim. Very frustrating they couldn't just port straight onto the eSim. After using it for weeks I don't understand why the O2 systems would port back onto the physical sim which had no service and no temporary number attached. The whole thing is a total balls up and I'm told nobody will do anything to help further until after 6pm tomorrow as they allow a further 24 hours for things to iron out.
Thought I'd share that my experience of porting onto an eSim is definitely not smooth! I can only hope one of the sims spring into life tomorrow, but I have a feeling there's a deeper problem.
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