So my phone company is closing in July. This is creating a bit of a logistical problem. However the main issue is transferring my number.
See my phone company, let’s call it Bazza, was originally a subsidiary of a phone company called Wayne. Wayne sold Bazza to Trevor, a third company, however Trevor uses Wayne’s network, so Bazza is still kind of a part of Wayne… but kinda not.
Anyway, before I learned of Bazza’ss imminent demise, I bought a new phone – pre-paid, locked to Wayne’s network (and therefore compatible with Bazza’s sim card). I intended to keep using my existing company, but did try to activate the new sim card to utilise various data things that came with it. Unfortunately this sim didn’t work with the phone it came with. Not a huge drama. Until Trevor let me know that Bazza is shutting down. So I called Wayne to find out what the deal was. Wayne said “Oh… apparently there was a batch of those phones that were shipped with incompatible sim cards. No probs, they’ll send a new one! And yeah you can transfer your old number, no problems. Just call when it arrives.”
So the new card arrived today. I called Wayne. All went smoothly until Wayne wanted to know what network my old number was on.
“Well er it’s a Bazza sim card, which is on your network however Bazza was taken over by Trevor and is now shutting down and I don’t think anyone is there…”
Apparently the “porting officer” at Bazza needs to do something to make the number available for transfer….
So the future of my mobile number will depend on whether I can be bothered to go through whatever horrors are involved in this process.
An email just arrived from Trevor in response to my email to Bazza:
“An account was automatically created for you but you can’t login until your password has been set.”. It wants me to log-in and submit myself to their “service” department.
Looks like it’ll be a new number for me I think. I will keep both numbers running until Bazza bites the dust or my credit expires, whichever happens first.
My new number will probably = old number + 11032574. I’ll try to send texts to everyone, but I’m a bit scatty and have possibly lost numbers in phone changes in the past….