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Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

Old Nov 3rd 2020, 6:25 am
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Default Re: Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

Originally Posted by tdrinker View Post
The O2 website says you need to use the number every 6 months to keep it, so you might want to use it soonest ...

"If you don't carry out a chargeable activity at least once in any six month period your mobile number will be disconnected and you'll lose any credit on your account. If you want to be reconnected you'll be given a new mobile number."
Whenever I power up the spare iPhone (with the O2 SIM), I get a text from O2 welcoming me to the US ... oh wait, you said 'chargeable activity ...' I'd better send a text ...
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Old Nov 3rd 2020, 6:27 am
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Default Re: Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

Originally Posted by morpeth View Post
O2 at £9 a month fairly inexpensive for UK number, The other possibility is Skype.
9 GBP / mo is a lot if you don't travel there and only receive 1 or 2 texts per year! Skype is not a solution for SMS messages.
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Old Nov 3rd 2020, 7:21 pm
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Default Re: Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
9 GBP / mo is a lot if you don't travel there and only receive 1 or 2 texts per year! Skype is not a solution for SMS messages.
I have had a few issues with some SMS messages on Skype since the new version came out, but with 02 phone I have never had issues anywhere in world, and with the bolt-ons never had much issue with charges outside of UK.
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